The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 was the first edition of the tournament to be certified to the international standard ISO 20121 for event sustainability management systems. New benchmarks were set with regard to long-term community use of infrastructure, seamless operations and unparalleled services, which will have a positive impact on the way in which future editions of the FIFA World Cup and other largescale sporting events are organised.
This was the first FIFA World Cup to feature a dedicated programme to manage stadium energy, water and waste impacts through design, construction and operations. All eight tournament stadiums achieved Global Sustainability Assessment System building certification.
The stadiums were designed to be reused and repurposed, with all but one of the arenas featuring demountable components. All of the venues were accessible via public transport.
Sustainability game changers
Climate action and recycling
The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Sustainability Strategy was drawn up to optimise sustainability prior to, during and after the activities surrounding the World Cup. Considerable efforts were made to minimise greenhouse gas emissions and waste throughout the tournament.
Sustainability in action
Qatar 2022™ was the first FIFA World Cup™ to achieve international sustainability certification
A recycle sign on display during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Group F match between Belgium and Canada
Sustainability Progress Report for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™
Sustainability has been at the heart of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ from the start. Our online Sustainability Progress Report describes how we are delivering against the initiatives of the sustainability strategy.
The World Cup at a glance
A look-back at the tournament’s record-breaking success as 32 countries contested the month-long competition in Qatar.
Over 1.8 million fans visited Doha’s FIFA Fan Festival to enjoy the live match broadcasts and vibrant entertainment at the greatest football party in the world.
Ticketing and hospitality
The Official Hospitality Programme was the most successful in the tournament's history. It included guaranteed match tickets and a range of other benefits.
Commercial Affiliates helped to bring the FIFA World Cup closer to fans globally and contributed to the successful delivery of the tournament across multiple functional areas.
A comprehensive, dedicated programme oversaw stadium energy and water impacts through efficient design, construction and operations.
Under the Football Unites the World umbrella, FIFA teamed up with a range of international partners and organisations to promote and highlight causes such as antidiscrimination during the FIFA World Cup.