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OUTDOOR INDUSTRY LETTER TO COP27

POW Europe is calling for all those in the outdoor industry – the people and business that care about the planet, the outdoor places our community relies on, and the economic future of their sectors, to sign the letter and join this movement for a better future.

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Our Work

POW helps passionate outdoor people protect the places and lifestyles they love from climate change. We are a community of athletes, scientists, creatives, and business leaders advancing non-partisan policies that protect our world today and for future generations.

Travel sustainably

Maximise your adventure & minimise your emissions. Find out what you can do to travel more sustainably on your next adventure with our Sustainable Transport Hub!
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Protect your Pow

Wherever you shred, extreme weather and warming winters are shortening your season.
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TURN YOUR PASSION INTO ACTION

When we create swells of popular pressure, we can affect policy. Together, we in the outdoor community can raise our voices to protect the places we love from the effects of climate change.
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POW EUROPE 2021 ANNUAL REPORT

Annual Report 2021

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Recap on our #LeadTheWay campaign 

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POW Europe 2020 Strategic Plan

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Protect Our Winters Strengthens Presence In Europe

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The Outdoor Industry Demands Climate Policy

The Outdoor Industry Demands Climate Policy

The European outdoor industry sits in a key position in the fight against climate change. Its customer base sees the impact of climate change first hand; from the shrinking glaciers and decreased snowpack to increased rockfall and extreme weather events.

COP26 – A CLIMATE CONFERENCE WE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR

COP26 – A CLIMATE CONFERENCE WE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR

31st October to 12th of November 2021. It is the most important annual climate conference and was initiated three decades ago by the United Nations. After not taking place as planned in 2020 due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, COP26 deals with exceptionally high expectations from governments, companies, and the civil society alike. The reasons for this are manifold, however three of them stand out.

Leading The Way

Leading The Way

At the start of this winter, more than 50 of the most accomplished outdoor athletes in Europe, from mountain guides to mountain bikers, climbers to speed skiers, freeriders to highliners, stepped up to add their voices to our #LeadTheWay campaign pressing European leaders to show maximum climate ambition in setting Europe’s 2030 climate target.

Record temperatures in Europe’s alps

Record temperatures in Europe’s alps

Ski slopes in Europe have been forced to close due to unseasonably high temperatures and a lack of snow. Over the New Year Switzerland experienced temperatures above 20 degrees Celsius. This has caused resorts to open hiking trails or close altogether, as the Alps have been replaced with grass and mud instead of the usual snow. The warm winter weather is attributed to a combination of mild south-westerly winds and the Foehn effect, resulting in temperatures similar to those in June on the north side of the Alps. As a result, many ski resorts are now using artificial snow and offering alternative activities, such as horse-drawn carriage rides or bouncy castles, to attract visitors. The lack of snowfall and increasing temperatures in recent years have led to a dire situation for ski resorts, with a grim outlook for both the current season and the future.