Contributions of the SDGs as Drivers of Sustainability through Physical Activity and Sport
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The 2030 Agenda, approved in 2015 with 17 goals for reaching a sustainable world by 2030, recognizes sport as a singular tool to support this global action plan. Sport is considered as an "important factor for sustainable development, due to its contributions to development and peace in its encouragement of tolerance and respect, and due to its contribution to the empowerment of women and youth, individuals and communities, as well as to its health, education and social inclusion goals".
Sport teaches and practices values and work skills, it is a platform for information on nutrition, food security and zero hunger. Physical activity and sport contribute to healthy living, counteract the economic impact of physical inactivity, reduce the risk of contracting non-communicable diseases, encourage the adoption of active and healthy lifestyles, promote the mental well-being of communities at risk through its social, psychological and physiological benefits. Physical activity and sport are inclusive and educate and promote equal rights and participation. Sport and education promote tolerance, diversity and non-discrimination in school programmes, they provide educational opportunities and life skills. Physical education supports comprehensive education, while sport improves academic performance and achievement, leadership skills and concentration ability, and it is a platform for the encouragement and awareness of gender equality, contributing to the abolition of discrimination.
The sports industry and its links generate opportunities for economic growth and employment. The organisation of sporting events boosts local and regional business; it can have lasting effects on the population by involving their heritage; the sport scene can become a platform for inclusion and respect for diversity. Sporting events are a place for celebrating and valuing diversity and addressing discriminatory practices.
Sport-based education programmes teach about environmental sustainability and climate change, promote awareness of environmental protection and preservation, are versatile means of implementation with global outreach and unprecedented popularity, which build and strengthen multiple networks resulting in partnerships. Sport-based educational programmes implement their own plans and are able to achieve the goals of sustainable development and peace. They can become a link between different sectors to pool resources and create synergies in order to contribute to measuring progress towards sustainable development.
The purpose of this special edition is to examine the interrelationships between Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how they can achieve their goals through Physical Activity and Sport. The papers selected for this Special Edition are subject to a rigorous peer-review process in order to ensure rapid and wide dissemination of research results, their progress and implementations.
Prof. Dr. Arturo Díaz Suárez
Dr. Vicente Morales Baños
Dr. Alfonso Martínez Moreno
Dr. José María López Gullón
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