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2026 OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC WINTER GAMES BID Environment

Environmental sustainability is a priority for Council and The City of Calgary and a key focus in Calgary 2026’s Draft Hosting Plan Concept.​

Environmental sustainability is about actions to keep our communities, air, water and land healthy today and for the future.

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Calgary 2026’s Draft Hosting Plan Concept


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Environmental sustainability​

Calgary 2026’s draft hosting plan proposed five ways to protect the environment, if Calgary hosted the Games:

Potential benefits and risks of hosting the Games


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Benefits

  • Smart venue concept: Put existing and new venues in four main areas to help reduce travel times, costs and the effect of vehicles on the environment.
  • Zero waste: A zero-waste goal that aims to send as little waste as possible to our landfills.
  • Local resources: Using local services, goods, equipment and materials, which also helps reduce travel distances 
  • Fit with City policies (Environmental policy), strategies and plans, including The City’s Carbon Management and Climate Resilience strategies and protecting the environment for the long term.

Risks

  • Hosting an event of this size will have some impacts on the environment
  • The draft hosting plan does not remove all the effects on the environment, but aims to reduce them
  • Living up to the environmental goals in the draft hosting plan may be difficult
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Aligning with City priorities


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The City reviewed the draft hosting plan to see how well it fits with Citizen Priorities, Council Directives, City policies, strategies and long-term capital and financial plans.

The Council Directives directly linked to this topic

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