Sustainable Development at the heart of the organization

In 2021, the Pau Canoe Events Association demonstrated its commitment to sustainable development by obtaining the silver level of the " Développement Durable, le sport s’engage " label.

This label, awarded by the French National Olympic and Sports Committee (CNOSF in french), shows all the work we are doing to strengthen the sustainability and eco-responsibility of our events, and more particularly the Canoe World Cup.

Our goal? To reach the Gold level for the 2022 edition! The answer is coming soon!


FIC and Sustainability

In 2021, a partnership between the ICF and Starboard was launched with the aim of reducing the environmental impact of competitions. Starboard will help the FIC to make events climate neutral. As a result, the carbon footprint will be offset by planting mangroves in Myanmar.



Activities and Sustainable Development

One-off sustainable development events


Saturday 25 June, 8:30 am, Cleaning the banks of the Gave de Pau

Pau Canoë Evénements and MAIF are committed to a “Sport Planète” event! Meeting on Saturday 25 June at 8:30 am at “Base d’Eaux Vives du Pont d’Espagne” in Jurançon for a morning of cleaning the banks of the Gave de Pau. The cleaning session will be supervised by members of the association Citoyens du Gave. Free activity, open to all. Registration required on https://forms.gle/FKGdgQeVTtwn2pMa9



The #MarreDesCrados challenge will take place on Saturday 27 August. The principle? Collect a maximum of waste in 20 minutes on the Gave. Each association will be represented by a boat, composed of 2 young kayakers who will be in charge of navigation and a representative of the structure. Its mission: to collect as much waste as possible!


From Friday August 26 to Sunday August 28, in parallel with the competition, the public will be able to enjoy many Sustainable Development events for young and old!


At the entrance of the competition site :

The bicycle workshop : Come and have your bike checked by going to the World Cup thanks to the setting up of a mobile workshop where cyclists will be provided with the educational and technical skills of the students of CNPC and the experts from the “Atelier Vélo Participatif et Solidaire” association as well as the necessary equipment.  https://www.cnpc.fr/campus/pau/ et https://www.infoadrets.info/velo/

Attelage 64 : Free shuttle buses in horse-drawn carriages will take you to the “Parc Aquasport” from the car parks or the footbridge in Gelos. Person with reduced mobility access.


Visit the "Sport Planet Village": A real tour of local initiatives in favour of the environment, local associations welcome you to their stands!

MAIF : Maif, partner of the World Cup, is involved in Sport Planète events. Come and drop off your used sports equipment in the ecoboxes provided for this purpose and discover the "A bottle in the sea" exhibition bringing together athletes and the environment. More information on:https://entreprise.maif.fr/engagements/environnement/promouvoir-sport-ecoresponsable  

Water Family : Water Family works for the preservation of water, health and life through its fun activities for the public. https://waterfamily.org
Ecocène invites you to come and talk about Biodiversity through the discovery of Animal Traces and Indices and in particular footprints but also by coming to deconstruct received ideas about nature. More information on: https://www.ecocene.fr/

CDOS 64: The Comité Départemental Olympique et Sportif 64 represents the departmental sports movement and its various sports federations. The CDOS invites you to take part in fun sports activities based on the values of Olympism during the weekend. Games on the theme of SD and Olympism: JO 2024, Slalom, puzzle,... https://cdos64.org/

FFCK : the national environment comission presents its tools, projects and actions in favor of the environment, nautical heritage and practice sites www.ffck.org/nos-sites/espaces-sites-et-itineraires/commission/ 
Fédération de Pêche des Pyrénées Athlantiques:
The Pyrénées Atlantiques departmental fishing federation invites you to come and discover its great fishing simulator. https://www.federation-peche64.fr/
The Migradour association invites you to come and discover the migratory fish of our rivers with its life-size reproductions. https://www.migradour.com/
Avenir Zero Déchet:
The Avenir Zéro Déchets association invites you to discover their tips for reducing daily waste and learn how to make a sponge, pouch or bag yourself from old clothes!  https://avenirzerodechet64.fr/
Citoyens du Gave:
Accompanies people in difficulty on the road to integration through actions to raise awareness of environmental conservation, in particular through intensive cleaning of the banks of the Gave de Pau https://www.facebook.com/citoyensdugave
The town of Gelos presents its #MarreDesCrados action with the associations that support it around playful activities.  https://www.gelos.fr/actualites/marredescrados
Bouchons d’amour: A small gesture for a great action
Recycling plastic caps: a gesture of mutual aid, citizen, and ecological. Come and join us at our stand, we will explain the Bouchons circuit: Collection, recycling and assistance to people with disabilities. https://www.bouchonsdamour.com

Les P’tits débrouillards :  Les P'tits Débrouillards is a curious association that likes to question our knowledge. Thanks to Robert the Utility, it will invite you to learn more about the mysteries of our daily lives. How does solar energy work? Come and find out with Robert! https://www.lespetitsdebrouillards.org/index.php

Surfrider Béarn : Surfrider is a fervent defender of the oceans. Its volunteers will propose animations and fun games around the themes of water pollution and its impact on our oceans. https://surfrider.eu/

Tervid’Hom: Tervid'Hom is an association working to protect the environment through its waste collection activities. It then sets up the sorting of its waste to categorise, sort and weigh it. https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100075163725726

Kynarou:  Kynarou invites you to discover the benefits of a shower in less than 5 minutes. Come and help them set up access to drinking water in underprivileged countries. How ? https://kynarou.fr/wash-in-5-challenge-2/

Liken:  Liken participates in the development of innovative concepts of mediation between nature and man. Its team offers you to take part in paintings on the theme of water. You can also learn how to make your own compost! https://www.arboretoom.com/liken

Touskiflot:  Touskiflot is a flagship sporting event in Pau. Several dozen crews sail on the Gave between Pau and Laroin on boats made from recycled materials on 3 and 4 September. The organising team will be on site with a raft on display and fun games. https://www.touskiflot.net/

PCKCU et CDCK64 : Come and discover all types of boats, from canoes to kayaks and rabaska! The Pau Canoe-Kayak Club Universitaire will be present to present them to you.


Other stands will also be there to help you discover their missions:

Eshop FFCK:
The FFCK Eshop is the brand for all paddle sports enthusiasts. You will find FFCK products, LaTribu products but also a selection of Multi-brand products. And why not a paddle machine challenge! More info on: https://www.eshopffck.com/
Canoe-Kayak exhibitors:
About ten exhibitors will exhibit all the equipment necessary for the practice of Canoeing!