The 2022 Winter Olympics in China will be a low carbon affair thanks to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

A deal between IRENA and the People’s Government of Hebei Province will see the Agency provide a ‘renewable energy roadmap’ for the city of Zhangjiakou – one of three zones that will host the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.

“The pursuit of a low-carbon Winter Olympics in 2022 will not only support China’s ambition to lower harmful emissions, but it will also see them pioneer a movement towards the cost-effective decarbonisation of the world’s greatest spectacles. This agreement reflects the Agency’s deepening cooperation with China and will facilitate a positive, two-way exchange of expertise and knowledge,” said IRENA Director-General Adnan Z. Amin.