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Sport for Development and Peace and the Environment: The Case for Policy, Practice, and Research

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School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 3TU, UK
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Department of Sports, Physical Education and Outdoor Studies, University of Southeast Norway, Bø 3800, Norway
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Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5S 1A1, Canada
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Institute of Sport Business, Loughborough University, London E15 2GZ, UK
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Sustainability 2018, 10(7), 2241; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10072241
Received: 6 June 2018 / Revised: 19 June 2018 / Accepted: 20 June 2018 / Published: 29 June 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Leisure, Tourism, Sport and Community Development)
This paper highlights the need for critical attention and reflection within the Sport for Development and Peace (SDP) sector regarding the physical environment. Drawing on fieldwork that examined a variety of SDP initiatives in five different countries, we argue that instrumental concerns at local levels often mean that the physical environment takes a back seat to other development priorities within SDP activity. This is despite the critical importance of issues, such as environmental degradation and the threats posed by climate change, as well as the fact that sport is directly linked to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda. After providing examples of the relegation of the physical environment in different SDP contexts, we put forth three conceptual frameworks that would be useful within SDP scholarship for advancing critical discussion on this issue within the sector. The final section discusses both the implications of these initial findings and suggests questions and topics for future research around this timely issue. View Full-Text
Keywords: sport; development; peace; environment; sustainability; Sustainable Development Goals sport; development; peace; environment; sustainability; Sustainable Development Goals
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Giulianotti, R.; Darnell, S.; Collison, H.; Howe, P.D. Sport for Development and Peace and the Environment: The Case for Policy, Practice, and Research. Sustainability 2018, 10, 2241. https://doi.org/10.3390/su10072241

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Giulianotti R, Darnell S, Collison H, Howe PD. Sport for Development and Peace and the Environment: The Case for Policy, Practice, and Research. Sustainability. 2018; 10(7):2241. https://doi.org/10.3390/su10072241

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Giulianotti, Richard, Simon Darnell, Holly Collison, and P. D. Howe 2018. "Sport for Development and Peace and the Environment: The Case for Policy, Practice, and Research" Sustainability 10, no. 7: 2241. https://doi.org/10.3390/su10072241

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