Football for the Planet is the official environmental programme of FIFA and aims to mitigate the negative impact of its activities on the environment. Football for the Planet is the continuation of the environmental programmes that have been developed for FIFA competitions since the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany™.
In Brazil, FIFA and the 2014 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee (LOC) will implement projects to address the key areas of waste, water, energy, transportation, procurement and climate change. Activities in Brazil include the following:
Global warming is one of the most pressing issues of our time. A main factors in the change in temperature is the increased level of carbon dioxide (CO2) released into the atmosphere through human activities. FIFA and the LOC will estimate the carbon footprint of the tournament and develop measures to avoid, reduce and offset its emissions.
Most of the FIFA World Cup stadiums in Brazil are planning to achieve LEED certification for green buildings and many are installing solar panels on their roofs to generate renewable energy. In addition, FIFA and the LOC will organise certified training courses on sustainable management for stadium operators.
Waste management in stadiums
The objective of a new waste law in Brazil is to better control the handling and destination of waste. FIFA and the LOC will ensure that waste management in stadiums and other venues will be dealt with according to the new regulations and will promote recycling in collaboration with local cooperatives.