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Climate report podcast: How Fifa calculates the World Cup green


The World Cup is climate-neutral - at least that's what Fifa and the organizer Qatar have announced. You can find out whether this is true in the climate report.

The Desert World Cup in Qatar is an elaborate spectacle.

The small country has built several new stadiums for the games, as well as lots of hotels and roads.

More than half of the CO₂ emissions are due to transport: the fans travel by plane, some of them are only flown back and forth for individual games.

Nevertheless, the World Cup organizers, Qatar and the football association Fifa, promise climate-neutral games.

This is to be achieved, among other things, through efficiently built stadiums, through the expansion of solar energy - and with compensation payments.

With this sale of indulgences, emissions are to be saved elsewhere for the emitted CO₂.

Can this work?

Can a football World Cup be held in a climate-neutral way, and in a desert at that?

Tobias Zumbrägel answers that in this episode.

Zumbrägel researches climate policy in the Gulf region at the University of Hamburg.

Source: spiegel

All tech articles on 2022-11-29

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