The IHF Men’s World Championship 2023 pursues sustainability in four areas: Ecological, Social, Economic, and Leadership. Activities include, among others, reduced food waste, reuse of materials, joy of movement via Hand the Ball and Lilla VM, a sound economy for continued investments in youth handball, and training new handball leaders. We work centralised in our five host cities, via World Championship partners, and we now hope that spectators and fans want to help as well – for example by using public transport to and from games and eating and drinking more sustainably. The sustainability work during the Men’s World Championship 2023 will continue, with a view primarily to the Women’s World Championship 2023 in Sweden, Denmark, and Norway. We hope that our sustainability efforts will inspire future organisers of international sports events – in Sweden as well as globally.
Think sustainability during the World Championship!
We actively pursue sustainability, and you can also contribute during the World Championship. The main thing is to review your travel arrangements to and from the matches, and whether you are going to stay overnight.
How can you travel climate smart?
We encourage you to travel climate smart to and from the matches by choosing public transport if possible, such as bus, tram and subway. Here you can find local public transport for each city: Stockholm, Gothenburg, Jönköping, Malmö, Kristianstad.
How can you be climate aware when choosing accommodation?
To reduce environmental impact, you can actively choose eco-labelled accommodation. Our partner Scandic, where all hotels are Nordic Swan Ecolabelled, can be found here. And if possible, make sure to choose accommodation as close to the stadium as possible.