Could Amazon wildfire see Brazil banned from FIFA World Cup?

A newly-launched petition aims to do exactly that, if President Jair Bolsonaro refuses to tackle the environmental catastrophe

FIFA aims to score green goals at 2018 World Cup

FIFA has become the first international sports organisation to join a United Nations (UN) climate change initiative. It has pledged to measure, reduce and compensate the greenhouse gas emissions related to the 2018 FIFA World Cup by joining ‘Climate Neutral Now’. The initiative, led by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), represents a […]

FIFA aims to cut carbon footprint of Brazil World Cup

FIFA is set to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the World Cup in Brazil next year. The Secretary General of the international football federation in Switzerland said the World Cup and the warm-up Confederations Cup are expected to generate just over 2.7 million tonnes of carbon equivalent in total, with transportation alone – including both […]

Brazilian World Cup football stadium installs solar panels

Brazil has opened its first football stadium powered by solar energy in preparation for next year’s FIFA World Cup, reports claim. The Minerao Stadium (pictured), located in the southeastern city of Belo Horizonte, was originally built in 1965 and has been fitted with a 1.4MW solar array on its rooftop. The project is said to […]