Yuka Yoneda

World Cup 2010 Carbon Footprint Will Be Whopping 6x That of Last Event

by , 06/11/10

World Cup 2010 Carbon Footprint, world cup, south africa, fifa, soccer, green stadiums, carbon offsets, sustainable design, energy efficiency, world cup

So what’s the good news? Well, much of what has been built has incorporated sustainable features like solar panels and efficient lighting, and will hopefully be used for other events for years to come. In terms of travel within South Africa, the Gautrain, a high-speed rail network, has been constructed to transport fans around the country, and will also remain as an alternative to cars for residents.

And a plan to reduce the games’ carbon footprint is currently in progress. According to ENS Newswire, the Global Environment Facility, the United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP, and the South African Department of Environmental Affairs have partnered to secure $1 million in funding from the Global Environmental Facility Fund to install solar panels and efficient lights on the streets and promote low carbon participation by handing out informational packets to fans.

Via EU Infrastructure


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