Supreme Committee committed to hosting carbon neutral World Cup
The Supreme Committee is certain that Qatar 2022 can serve as a catalyst for positive change through the organization of the first-ever carbon neutral edition of the World Cup.
The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, which is responsible for managing the projects related to Qatar 2022, confirmed its commitment to organizing a carbon-neutral and environment-friendly edition of the FIFA World Cup.
"We are committed to hosting a carbon neutral and environment-friendly edition at Qatar 2022,” the Supreme Committee stated in a Twitter post accompanied by a video showcasing the organization’s efforts in achieving its goal.
The Committee stressed that change that has occurred around the globe at the environmental level in recent years has called for quick and meaningful action. In light of unprecedented environmental issues such as high temperatures, ocean level increases and air pollution, Qatar 2022 can serve as a catalyst for positive change through the organization of the first-ever carbon neutral edition of the World Cup, where carbon emissions associated with the event will be almost at zero. This will be achieved by using renewable energy sources such as solar energy that are environmentally friendly, instead of traditional fossil-fuel based sources.
As part of the efforts to organize a carbon-neutral and environmentally friendly World Cup, during the World Cup period, public transportation such as buses and the Doha metro network will be used by fans instead of private cars to move between the eight stadiums designated for the tournament. This will contribute to reducing the level of carbon emissions and also reduce crowding issues.
Public parks have also been established around the World Cup stadiums and afforestation has been promoted around these stadiums and in various parts of Qatar. This will lead to reducing emissions by absorbing carbon to reach the desired levels close to zero.
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