UNEP and the IPL
'batting for the environment'

Beginning in 2010, the Indian Premier League (IPL) is going green!

Through a partnership with UNEP, the IPL is greening its cricket league and bringing environmental awareness to millions of sports fans around the world.

In conjunction with UNEP, the IPL is calculating its carbon footprint and examining ways of reducing the overall environmental impact of its operations, from waste management to energy efficiency and water.

The IPL joins the ranks of global sporting events like the Olympic Games and the FIFA World Cup, which are also working with UNEP to green their events. read more

Submit your Green Tip of the Day

We've had a great response to the Sachin UNEP Green Tip of The Match series, and now we would like to hear your ideas. What tips do you have to green our environment? Every Friday our favourite tip will be announced at the start of the match, and will appear on both the IPL and UNEP websites.

E-mail it to unepgreentips@unep.org and let us know what city and country you are from. Good Luck!

Together the IPL and UNEP are sending a clear and powerful signal to millions upon millions of spectators and fans: namely that if we all bat together, we can score fours and sixes for a more sustainable future.

Achim Steiner,
Executive Director,



Climate change could cost the global economy five per cent of global GDP—perhaps more—over the coming decades if left unchecked.