Digital Eye

Are the Winter Games Sustainable?

Digital Eye is a new investigative journalism program making full use of geospatial and open source data to seek the truth behind important social issues. In this episode, we focus on Winter Olympics sustainability. Although China promised to deliver a "Green and Clean Games," it had to rely largely on artificial snow. We conducted a satellite survey to verify the sustainability of the Winter Olympics. With the threatening issue of climate change, can the Winter Olympic Games remain viable?

Liu Xinping (Chief of Sustainable Development Division, Beijing Organizing Committee for the 2022 Olympics)
Carmen de Jong (Professor, University of Strasbourg)
Ke Long (Senior Fellow, Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research)