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Health 30-11-2021

Critics claim Qatar’s sustainable 2022 stadium is just ‘PR’

As Football comes under pressure to go carbon neutral, one major source of emissions remains the stadiums that need to be built for every world cup, something Qatar seeks to address. But critics remain unconvinced that supposedly sustainable stadiums are enough to tackle the issue.
Health 15-11-2021

FIFA pledges climate neutrality by 2040, faces criticism on offset reliance

As national leaders pledged their countries' adherence to climate targets of varying degrees of stringency at COP26 in Glasgow, the international governing football body FIFA made an ambitious pledge to become climate neutral by 2040.
02-09-2021

Shell’s carbon offsetting ad is greenwashing, rules Dutch watchdog

The Netherlands' advertising watchdog has urged Royal Dutch Shell to stop running a campaign promoting fuel purchases as 'carbon neutral', providing that customers purchase offsets. EURACTIV's media partner, edie.net. reports.
Climate change 25-08-2021

Opaque net zero pledges not enough to tackle the climate crisis, experts say

Net zero pledges have grown in popularity in the last few years, but there is a worrying over-reliance on carbon removals without enough clarification on how they are used, experts have warned ahead of the COP26 UN climate summit in November.