Climate Action and Sustainability Advisory Group update

19th June 2024

In May 2024, BASES officially supported the Physiological Society and became a founding signatory to the consensus statement for their “Roadmap for Global Heat Resilience”. This programme of work was launched at the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday 12 June 2024, in hope that politicians take seriously the issue of climate change’s impact on health and consider the six priorities of the roadmap to mitigate the negative impacts of rising global temperatures.

Over 100 attendees from across academic, research, health and science sectors visited Parliament to call for action. Through the work of our Climate Action and Sustainability Advisory Group (CASAG) and chair Dr Ash Willmott from Anglia Ruskin University, who also attended the event, BASES’ support for the Physiological Society’s roadmap is a key strategic priority of the CASAG, who continue to build action partnerships and develop initiatives aligned to our three objectives, which include:

  1. 1. Promote sustainable and responsible practices in Sport and Exercise Sciences.
  2. 2. Reduce the Association’s carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions.
  3. 3. Disseminate evidence-based education and provide guiding principles to help address climate change.

BASES was recognised as supporting founders at the event, across advertisement and consensus material, alongside many other parities including: UK Health Alliance on Climate Change, Faculty of Public Health, and the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment.

BASES CASAG Chair, Dr Ash Willmott, said “It was a fantastic event to be part of and get to see BASES, by way of CASAG’s work, being recognised as a founding signatory to the roadmap and in which, we will strive to continue this partnership with the Physiological Society”.

Ash also went on to mention the work CASAG are currently working on and developing, “We are continuing our work in addressing the climate emergency within sport and exercise sciences through sustainability initiatives across our BUES and laboratory accreditation processes, and we will be sharing this knowledge to our members in the coming months.

For more information on the event please click here, and to speak with our CASAG Chair about this and/or ongoing work aligned to this area, please reach out to Ash via email:


BASES stands for the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. BASES is the professional body for sport and exercise sciences in the UK.

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