Mission Statement

The population of Garmisch-Partenkirchen has been exhibiting an extraordinary commitment to environmental matters for many years. In terms of sustainable development, the Environment & Transport Department has made it its business to show concrete, sustainable perspectives, strategies and measures for environmentally compatible skiing, and to implement them within the region in the context of the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships.

Shaping the future collectively - Commitment to human, sports & environment

The tasks and aims within the Environmental and Sustainability Concept are valid for the preparation, realization and post-processing of the World Championships, with the precautionary principle underlying essential decisions in all areas of the organization.



Concept of Traffic

  • eco-friendly transport of visitors, participants and accredited persons
  • reduction of greenhouse gas emissions
  • maintenance of through traffic in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
  • passenger transportation by means of the ÖPNV to the greatest possible extent - minimization of private transport

Waste management/ Energy

  • prevent, minimize, utilize, dispose
  • clean competition venues
  • ecologically beneficial packaging
  • enhancement of environmental awareness
  • alternative, regenerative energies

Education for sustainable development

  • Implementation of ‘ticket2nature'- nature sports camps prior to and following the World Ski Championships (core topic: major sports events)
  • Reflection of one's own actions' effects on nature and environment
  • Sensitization of students for sustainable development

Visitor Guidance

  • Consistent and reasonable guidance of visitors to and at the event areas
  • Equalization of the stream of visitors
  • Healthy mobility
  • Informative mobility


  • Integral department comprehensive cross-linking of environmental topics
  • Environmental communication, public relations, sensitization

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Within the Organizing Committee of the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, the Foundation ‘Sicherheit im Skisport' (SIS), which is concerned with skiing safety, and the Environmental Advisory Board of the German Ski Association (DSV) are - in collaboration with the TÜV Rheinland - in charge of the Environment & Transport Department since September 2009.

DSV Umwelt TÜV Rheinland
DB Regio AG
Bayerische Oberlandbahn (BOB)
Bayerische Zugspitzbahn Bergbahn AG
Regionalverkehr Oberbayern GmbH
Verkehrsverbund Tirol GesmbH
Gemeindewerke Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Eibsee Verkehrsgesellschaft mbh & Co. KG
Bayerische Eisenbahngesellschaft mbH

German Sport University Cologne
Munich 2018 Bid Committee
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - UNESCO
German Environment Foundation
Bavarian Society for the Protection of Birds


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