The world’s favourite sport is setting its sights on tackling global problems that are related to the environment all around us.
Environmental issues such as waste management, mobility, lighting, fan environmental awareness and environmental governance system of football associations and clubs are today offering strong improvement margins and opportunities.
Co-funded by the European Commission LIFE Environment programme, TACKLE (Teaming up for A Conscious Kick for the Legacy of Environment) aims to raise environmental awareness through the game of football, by talking to the people that run and play the sport, as well as the supporters.
That means focusing on sharing knowledge about how best to run sporting events and manage stadiums, from the pitches the players play on to the food and drink the fans consume. Guidelines will be tested and shared at European level to improve the environmental governance and management of football matches, including during the UEFA Euro 2020 tournament.
This video is a deliverable of the TACKLE project, co-funded by the LIFE Environmental Governance and Information programme of the European Commission.