FIFA and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) teamed up with the Brazilian government at Rio+20, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, today (19 June 2012) to present their strategy to stage the 2014 FIFA World Cupâ„¢ in a sustainable way.
As one of the largest sports events in the world, the FIFA World Cupâ„¢ has a considerable impact on society and the environment. The sustainability strategy developed by FIFA and the LOC aims not only to mitigate the negative impact but also to maximise the positive effects of hosting the FIFA World Cupâ„¢. Green stadiums, waste management, community support, reducing and offsetting carbon emissions, renewable energy, climate change and capacity development are just some of the key issues that will be addressed over the next two years. A total of approximately USD 20 million will be invested by FIFA in the implementation of the strategy. Further support for the sustainability effort will be provided by FIFA's Commercial Affiliates and other involved stakeholders.