2010 Green Goal in South Africa
The plan behind greening the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ - the Green Goal 2010 programme builds on the success of Germany's 2006 model and takes into account the impact on the environment of such a huge event.
The UNEP/GEF Project - Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Major Sporting Events, FIFA 2010 and the implementation of the national greening programme in liaison with 2010 FIFA Local Organising Committee
The initiative is a result of a partnership between the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the South African Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA).
The initiative includes three major greening projects
GEF and UNEP Meeting highlights major environmental initiatives from lowering the carbon footprint of the 2010 FIFA World Cup to supporting biodiversity in BrazilPunta Del Este, Uruguay, 25 May 2010
Punta Del Este, Uruguay, 25 May 2010 - The Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announced today that they will be major players at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa with projects to reduce carbon emissions as part of a National Greening Programme.
World Cup Nations Team Up Against Climate ChangeCopenhagen, 7 December 2009
News Comes as UNEP-GEF Announce $1 million Funding for Climate-Friendly Actions in Six Host Cities
More than half of the countries that have qualified for the 2010 FIFA World Cup have committed or pledged to offset the emissions of their teams' and officials' flights to South Africa for the competition.
Argentina, Brazil, Cameroon, Chile, Cote d'Ivoire, England, Greece, Italy, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Serbia, USA, Uruguay and host country South Africa are among the squads determined to score green goals for the environment in 2010.