Over the past decade, FIFA has continued to strengthen its requirements and programmes related to environmental protection, encompassing issues such as climate change, waste management, recycling, sustainable construction and procurement.
In 2016, FIFA was the first sport federation to join the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework, the objective of which is to gather sports federations, organisations, teams, athletes and fans in a concerted effort to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.
This commitment has translated into concrete actions to protect our planet, in particular around FIFA’s flagship events. FIFA measured, took steps to reduce and then offset the unavoidable greenhouse gas emissions related to the operations of the FIFA World Cup™ tournaments of Brazil 2014, Russia 2018, Qatar 2022 and will also do so for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™.
The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Sustainability Strategy included a comprehensive set of initiatives to mitigate the tournament related emissions, including energy efficient stadiums, low emission transportation, and sustainable waste management practices. Our online Sustainability Progress Report describes how FIFA and Qatar delivered against the initiatives of the sustainability strategy and highlights the key achievements.
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FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 Sustainability Strategy
The sustainability strategy for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 is aligned with FIFA’s long standing sustainability framework and ambitions, as well as with the social, economic, and environmental priorities in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.
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.
FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Sustainability Facts
A comprehensive, dedicated programme has managed stadium energy and water impacts through efficient design, construction and operations.