Brisbane 2032 President Andrew Liveris, left, is aiming to deliver on the commitment to stage "climate-positive" Olympic and Paralympic Games ©Getty Images

The Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games Organising Committee is set to establish a Sustainability Committee in a bid to deliver on its pledge to stage a "climate-positive" event in nine years' time.

The group is due to be formed early this year with the aim of creating a "blueprint" for lasting change, according to Brisbane 2032 President Andrew Liveris in a report by Australian broadcaster ABC.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) wants all Olympic Games to be climate positive by 2030 in a bid to reduce the event's carbon footprint.

"We have to think about blueprint - not footprint and handprint," said Liveris.

"We have to have a planet-friendly orientation to all of our activities, and the Olympics are taking the lead there with the IOC, fundamentally, setting out a sustainability framework that says net positive for Brisbane.

"There are a swathe of technologies and programs and tools that will have to be deployed to make that happen."

According to ABC, the impact of transportation and creation of a closed-loop water systems are among the areas that Brisbane 2032’s Sustainability Committee is expected to consider.

Liveris said organisers would be in discussions with the Queensland Government over ways to help deliver their climate pledge.

Brisbane 2032's Sustainability Committee is set to look at ways to reduce the Games' carbon footprint ©Getty Images
Brisbane 2032's Sustainability Committee is set to look at ways to reduce the Games' carbon footprint ©Getty Images

"Our region can elevate through demonstration, what life on the planet should look like - through sporting events," said Liveris.

"I am not doing this job because of a passing fancy and interest in sports.

"I'm doing this because I think we can truly elevate humanity through the Olympics by showing Brisbane 2032 is the best ever, not just the best Games ever, but the best legacy ever.

"We at the Olympics, we'll have our role, but honestly, we can't solve it all.

"We will solve our piece and hopefully, we'll set a standard that others can follow."

Queensland Professor Marcus Foth told ABC that there needed to be a new approach to the economy and society to ensure climate positivity.

"It's going to be a challenge," said Foth, a professor of urban informatics in the QUT School of Design.

"We cannot just assume that human needs are the primal kind of consideration," he said.

"We've actually got to put ourselves into the mix of an ecological perspective where we are a part of an ecosystem.

"Obviously what we don't want is to go back into the stone ages… so we have got to find this middle ground where we recognise that there is a limit to growth."