- Sep 17, 2021 8:04 pm GMT
Sky has partnered with Tottenham Hotspur to host the world's first net zero carbon football game at an elite level when Spurs face Chelsea on September 19.
As the race to net zero gathers pace all aspects of the economy will be invited to take part. My recent comments on soccer and sustainability following the publication of the Premier League sustainability table in response to UN objectives: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/55790760 helped spark something of a debate amongst the community of professionals Spurs aiming to stage world's first 'net-zero carbon' match - World Soccer Talk
Charley Rattan, soccer commentator at Gateshead International Stadium
The initiative is supported by COP26 and the Premier League, and will be branded #GameZero, with the ambition of being net zero carbon. This is achieved when emissions are reduced as much as possible, with the remainder offset through natural projects that remove emissions from the atmosphere. Expect many more of these going forwards as the concept enters the mainstream.
As ever, Roch Valley Radio are ahead of the media scrum and featured the issue in their Saturday sports show. Introduced by Adam Clark the community can listen to my remarks here: https://www.charleyrattan.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Soccer-and-sustainability_Podcast_RVR.wav
September 2021, Update
I recall EON attempting to decarbonise the 2008 FA cup as competition sponsors and clearly the idea is gaining traction The concept gains tractions
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