Sky and Tottenham have teamed up for the world’s first zero-carbon soccer match
Sky and Tottenham Hotspur have joined forces to host the world’s first net zero carbon football game in a game played against Chelsea on September 19.
COP26 and the Premier League have supported the initiative, which has been dubbed #GameZero, with the ambition to be net carbon zero. To keep the game net to zero, Sky and Tottenham went to great lengths to minimize emissions from all daytime activities, such as the energy used to power the game, travel to and from the stadium for fans and fans alike. clubs, and food choices at the stadium. The rest of the emissions have been offset by natural projects which remove them from the atmosphere.
The hope was that #GameZero demonstrates the green steps the sports world can take to work towards a zero carbon future.
Sky, Tottenham Hotspur and the UK government hope the game has raised awareness of the threat of climate change and inspire fans to make changes that will help reduce their carbon footprint.
Sky, which is a main partner and media partner of COP26 and is committed to achieving a zero carbon goal by 2030, halves its own emissions and those of customers using its products over the next decade.
Sky Sports chief executive Jonathan Licht said in a statement: “We are proud to work with COP26 and Tottenham Hotspur to make #GameZero the world’s first net zero carbon football game at the elite level. We hope that by using the power of sport, we can inspire and help football fans make simple changes to reduce their carbon footprint and make more climate-friendly choices.
Tottenham Hotspur Chairman Daniel Levy added to the sentiment: “We are delighted to be Sky’s chosen partner for this groundbreaking initiative that will demonstrate the role our game can play in solving the urgent problem of climate change. As the Premier League’s greenest club, Tottenham Hotspur is passionate about our planet. We look forward to showcasing our wide range of sustainable measures already in place and encouraging our fans to take simple steps that can make a huge difference.