UIM President and UN sign agreement


The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM)
have signed a cooperation agreement to further its range of environmental initiatives whilst also
sharing information and know-how.
By setting up an environmental standard for powerboating and implementing the UIM
Environmental Code, the collaboration reaffirms the current strategic objectives of the UIM.
UIM President Raffaele Chiulli confirmed that the world governing body for powerboating has
established a UIM Environmental Award to promote best practices and encourage the
development of sustainable sport, alternative energies and technologies. The UIM will also focus
on conducting environmental workshops at powerboat racing events.
“This is a significant landmark in the 88-year history of the UIM,” confirms Dr. Chiulli, “As we work
together on a range of environmental topics and share information and knowledge, both with
UNEP and other sports organizations.”
“UNEP will advise and support the UIM in the development and implementation of its
environmental plans and participate at UIM meetings.The parties will assess the possibility of
strengthening ties even further in the future.”
The UIM recently established a joint accord with the motorsport world governing bodies (FIA, FIM
and FAI) and will continue to be the pivotal point in ensuring maintained cooperation between the
parties on environmental and alternative energy issues.
08.04.2010