Climate change is affecting us all.

The Earth’s climate is changing due to human activity. Football is not immune to these significant changes. We all need to reduce the emissions that enter the atmosphere.

FIFA, FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 LLC and Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy have committed to reducing and offsetting all carbon emissions related to the FIFA World Cup™ 2022. The climate crisis is a global one. All of us can measure, reduce and offset carbon emissions and play our part to make a difference. You can fly less often, take public transport and cycle more. You can eat less meat and eat more plants. You can purchase products locally, switch to green energy... and much more. There are many great projects and campaigns around the world that will help you reduce your footprint. Search your local climate action organisation and learn how to reduce your emissions and look to build a brighter, more sustainable future for generations to come.

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Offsetting emissions
How are we combating carbon emissions related to the FIFA World Cup™ 2022?
SOCHI, RUSSIA - JUNE 23: An airplane is landing at the nearby airport during a Cameroon training session during the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 on June 23, 2017 in Sochi, Russia.  (Photo by Alex Grimm - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
Offsetting every ticket holder’s flight emissions
FIFA and other FIFA World Cup 2022 organisers are committed to offsetting all remaining emissions related to the tournament, including fan travel, accommodation and food and beverage operations.
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The most compact tournament in history
Qatar 2022 will be the most compact FIFA World Cup in history, with all the stadiums and other FIFA World Cup venues close together. This will greatly reduce carbon emissions caused by transport but teams, officials and fans during the tournament.
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FREE public transport with Fan-ID
Ticket holders and others with FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Fan-IDs will be able to travel for free on all public transport in Qatar during the tournament, reducing the dependency on individual travel and reducing the overall carbon emissions of the tournament.
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What is climate change and its impact?
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VINCENNES BAY, ANTARTICA - JANUARY 11: Giant tabular icebergs are surrounded by ice floe drift in Vincennes Bay  on January 11, 2008 in the Australian Antarctic Territory. Australia's CSIRO's atmospheric research unit has found the world is warming faster than predicted by the United Nations' top climate change body, with harmful emissions exceeding worst-case estimates.  (Photo by Torsten Blackwood - Pool/Getty Images)
What is climate change?
The Earth’s climate is changing due to human activity. The result is more extreme weather events, droughts, floods and rising sea levels.
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The impact on our environment
The increase in average temperatures is causing a variety of sudden and gradual changes to Earth’s physical environment. There are more extreme weather events, erratic rainfall patterns and heatwaves across the world. Football is not immune to these significant changes.
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Measure our impact
Among the main emission category, 51.7% of emissions stem from travel, 20.1% from accommodation, 18% from permanent venue construction, 4.5% from temporary facility construction and 1.1% from logistics.
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Reduce the impact
By presenting your Fan-ID and ticket, you can use public transport services on match days free of charge to and from the stadiums within the host cities.
DOHA, QATAR - SEPTEMBER 14:  Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup bid team unveil zero carbon, solar powered cooling technology for open-air stadiums to FIFA inspectors during the FIFA 2022 World Cup bid inspection tour on September 14, 2010 in Doha, Qatar.  (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images for Qatar 2022)
Offsetting the impact
Offsetting means cancelling the remaining harmful emissions in one place by removing or preventing emissions in another place by funding projects that reduce emissions.
Distribution of emission sources for the FWC 2022 (3.63 million tCO2e)

Among the main emission category, 51.7% of emissions stem from travel, 20.1% from accommodation, 18% from permanent venue construction, 4.5% from temporary facility construction and 1.1% from logistics.

Travel51.70%
Accommodation20.10%
Permanent venue construction18.00%
Temporary facility construction 4.50%
Other*3.60%
Logistics1.10%
Electricity and cooling 1.00%

* Printed matter and online media <0.1%, Materials and merchandise 0.5%, Stationary combustion 0.9%, Refrigerant leakage <0.1%, Production of energy carriers 0.6%, Waste and waste water 0.3%, Water 0.2%, Food and beverage 0.7%, Leased facilities 0.2%, Process emissions <0.1%

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FIFA Climate Strategy
Making football climate resilient and mitigating our impact on climate change.
Qeqertarsuaq, Greenland - July 6, 2018: Soccer field with the ocean and icebergs in the background
Sports for Climate Action
UN Climate Change invites sports organizations and their stakeholders to join a new climate action for sport movement. This initiative aims at supporting and guiding sports actors in achieving global climate change goals.
DOHA, QATAR - NOVEMBER 30: General view outside the stadium prior to the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021 Group B match between United Arab Emirates and Syria at Stadium 974 on November 30, 2021 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Mohamed Farag - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
Carbon Neutral FIFA World Cup™
When Qatar was awarded the right to stage the first FIFA World Cup™ in the Middle East and Arab world, it not only committed to organising an amazing tournament - but also a mega-event delivered in a sustainable manner.
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Green Card for the Planet
Ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, FIFA President Gianni Infantino has delivered a video message raising a “Green Card for the Planet” to highlight awareness on the protection of the environment.