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IOC outlines plans to be ‘climate positive’ by 2024

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The International Olympic Committee has vowed to cut its direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions by 45 per cent within the next nine years.

The IOC said it plans to cut its emissions by 30 percent by 2024 in an "immediate reduction target" and will offset more than 100 per cent of its remaining carbon emissions through the Olympic Forest project, which is part of the Great Green Wall – an existing UN-backed initiative to combat desertification in Africa’s Sahel region.

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