As an event hosted on the sea within a National Park, we are especially conscious of our impact on the environment.
An ambitious aspiration has been set for the event to be the world’s first rowing event to be ISO-certified as a sustainable event. Four key areas of work have been identified with specific actions that will be put in place including using electric support boats, putting in place arrangements to reduce car journeys and aiming to secure a large number of the required volunteers from the local area. The event will also work with World Rowing partners, the WWF (Worldwide Fund for Nature) and local organisation Pembrokeshire Nature Partnership to raise funds to support environmental projects in Africa and Wales.
Inevitably, we won't be perfect but we plan to document where we are forced to make compromises and publish these so future events can learn from our experiences.
We are proud to have secured membership of the Pembrokeshire Outdoor Charter - applying the three basic principles of the Charter to everything we do: respect other people, protect the natural environment and stay safe.
Use resources responsibly and wisely and in a way that reduces the carbon footprint of the event. Indicators we will monitor include:
Ensure the event engages and enthuses the local community and world of rowing in offering a welcome to all. Indicators we will monitor include:
Ensure the event is environmentally responsible and ensures the wellbeing of the people who are impacted by it and the landscape that hosts it. Indicators we will monitor include:
Ensure the event has systems in place to monitor and account for its operations and governance. Indicators we will monitor include:
As an event on the sea and hosted in the middle of a National Park, sustainability is really important to us. Read more about our commitment to sustainability and minimising our impact on the environment.Learn more
Our official travel and accommodation partners, Nirvana are here to help you make your arrangements for the World Coastals in 2022. As well as helping organise your travel and accommodation, Nirvana will help ensure all those extra little details you need as a competitor are sorted. They can even help arrange for you to spend a little extra time in Wales after the event.Learn more
Surrounded by sea on three sides, Pembrokeshire is a haven for exhilarating water sports, spectacular coastal walks and the freshest seafood all set in a wild and incredibly beautiful landscape.Learn more