ANOC and Portuguese Olympic Committee to plant 10,000 trees

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The Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) and the Portuguese Olympic Committee (COP) contributed today to the planting of one hectare of native trees to support the offsetting of carbon emissions for the upcoming ANOC General Assembly to be held on 28 October – 2 November 2024.

In total 10,000 trees will be planted which will contribute to COP’s ongoing Portuguese Olympic Forest project, part of the IOC’s Olympic Forest Network. The initiative is fully aligned with ANOC’s Sustainability Strategy and its commitment to reducing 50% of its emissions by 2030 and reach net zero by 2040.

The tree planting took place at Quinta do Pisão in the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park and was led by ANOC Secretary General, Gunilla Lindberg, COP Secretary General, José Manuel Araújo, Municipal Councillor, Francisco Kreye and Cascais Tourism President Bernardo Correa de Barros. ANOC Sustainability Commission Chair, Victoria Cabezas, joined the tree planting along with representatives from the three organisations and former athletes: Portuguese national judoka, Yahima Ramirez, Olympic dressage athlete, Gonçalo Carvalho, long distance runner, Luis Filipe Jesus, Olympic swimmers, Victoria Kaminskaya and Diana Gomes, and Olympic sailor, Joana Pratas.