The New National Stadium,Tokyo and Olympic movement

The New National Stadium, Tokyo has violated the Olympic movement Agenda 21 because 2011 Kume construction reported the current stadium' refurbish plan at the cost of about 80bn yen.

Excerpts from the Olympic Movement’s Agenda 21

3. The Olympic Movement’s Action Programme for Sustainable Development

3.1.6 Human Habitat and Settlements

Sports facilities will be built or converted so as to ensure their harmonious integration into the local context, whether natural or man-made, and in accordance with considerate planning of land use. The infrastructure will have to enable the use of durable and safe construction materials, the economical use of water and energy resources, and efficient waste management. Use of renewable resources and energy supplies will be a priority. Any building or conversion work will have to take into account the principles of environmental protection and ideally be the subject of a prior impact study.

3.2 Conservation and Management of Resources for Sustainable Development

For some years now, the Olympic Movement has regarded the environment as the third pillar of Olympism, alongside sport and culture. As a result, it has developed a proactive environmental defense policy which has found expression in the “Earth Pact”, joint activities with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the “greening” of the Olympic Games, and the holding of world and regional conferences on Sports and the Environment.

3.2.1 Methodology of environmental action for the Olympic Movement

In general terms, all the actions undertaken by the Olympic Movement must take place with due respect for the environment and in the spirit of sustainable development, encourage environmental education and allow specific activities to help preserve the environment.

In the building or conversion of facilities or the planning of large-scale sports events, those responsible will have to ensure that a prior environmental impact study is carries out to ensure respect for the cultural, social and natural environment.

3.2.2 Protection of conservation areas and countryside

Sports activities, facilities and events must be so arranged as to ensure the protection of conservation areas, the countryside, the cultural heritage and natural resources as a whole. They will also have to be sited in such a way as to minimize the environmental impact of the infrastructure associated with them, such as housing, traffic arteries, communications, electricity supplies, water and food supplies, and waste disposal and processing.

The use of a site must go hand in hand with protective measures. Provisions must be made for compensation in the event of irreversible change. The planning and financing of temporary structures must include provision for restoring the site after they have been dismantled.

3.2.3 Sports facilities

A special effort must be made to encourage the best possible use of existing sports facilities, to keep them in good condition and to improve them by increasing safety and reducing their environmental impact.

The creation of new sports facilities must be confined to cases in which demand cannot be satisfied by using or renovating existing facilities.

The location and construction of new facilities must be in compliance with the provisions of paragraph 3.1.6 of this Agenda 21. These facilities will have to comply with local legislation and be designed to fit in with the surrounding natural or man-made scenery.

by fukimison | 2014-06-17 10:09  

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