Sustainability

The Olympic and Paralympic Games are the world's largest sports events, and the delivery of the Games has a much wider-ranging impact than most people can imagine. This impact is not limited to sport, but also on society, the economy and the environment. We aim to ensure that the influence of the Tokyo 2020 Games will extend far beyond the parameters of Tokyo, the Host City, to encompass the whole of Japan and the wider world.
Given the growing global focus on sustainability, it is vital that these concerns are fully addressed in the preparations for the delivery of the Olympic and Paralympic Games by implementing the Tokyo 2020 Sustainability Plan.

(Download a file)Overview of the Tokyo 2020 Games Sustainability Plan (PDF: 917.0 KB)

Be better, together For the planet and the people

Japan and Tokyo have overcome serious pollution issues and become a mature society. We are now facing global sustainability challenges such as climate change, depletion of natural resources, loss of biodiversity, human rights issue such as discrimination, and aging.
Tokyo and Japan are committed to further accelerate activities to realise sustainable society through the delivery of the Tokyo 2020 Games and showcase solution models to people in Japan and around the world.
Thus, the sustainability concept of the Games is set as “Be better, together - For the planet and the people.” Tokyo 2020 will take the initiative to meet its responsibility to deliver sustainable Games in cooperation with delivery partners and various stakeholders.
Tokyo 2020 and related parties aim to contribute to the realisation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their concept of “leave no one behind,” through the delivery of the Games for the future of the earth and the people. We are also committed to make sure the meaning of the Tokyo 2020 Games' concepts and legacies will be passed on to future Olympic/Paralympic Games and various activities and initiatives throughout Japan and the world.

Our efforts

This page is designed to Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games Sustainability Policy

This page is designed to Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games Sustainability Plan

This page is designed to Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games Sustainable Sourcing Code

This page is designed to Carbon Offset Programme in the Tokyo 2020 Games

We are seeking public comment on the draft for future study.

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