Football news - 2022 Qatar World Cup set to generate more than 3.6 million tonnes of carbon dioxide - FIFA report
A report commissioned by world football governing body FIFA suggests that next year's 2022 Qatar World Cup could produce more than 50% more carbon dioxide than the 2018 tournament hosted by Russia. The greatest sources of pollution will be from travel, operational activities and accommodation for players, fans and stafff.
DOHA, QATAR - March 30: A general view of the construction site of The Al Thumama Stadium in Doha, Qatar - venue for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 on March 30, 2019 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images)
The majority of the CO2 produced will be with participants, fans and media representatives travelling to the event. Around a quarter of the total would be produced by running the event, and a fifth would be generated by accommodation.
3.6 million tonnes would represent a greater than 50% increase over the 2.1 million tonnes produced at the 2018 World Cup hosted by Russia.
The figure would represent an output greater than that produced by any of the amounts Democratic Republic of Congo, Iceland and Montenegro give out over the course of a year.
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