Advocates cast doubt on Qatar's climate-neutral World Cup efforts

31/5/2022 1:25:00 AM

Advocates cast doubt on Qatar's climate-neutral World Cup efforts

Advocates cast doubt on Qatar's climate-neutral World Cup efforts

DOHA : Climate advocates have cast doubt on Qatar's efforts to host soccer's first climate-neutral FIFA World Cup, according to a report released Tuesday. Organisers in the Gulf Arab state are omitting some emissions from their calculations and will rely on flimsy carbon offsets to reach carbon neutrality

LinkedIn DOHA : Climate advocates have cast doubt on Qatar's efforts to host soccer's first climate-neutral FIFA World Cup, according to a report released Tuesday.LinkedIn NEW DELHI : After leading Gujarat Titans to the Indian Premier League (IPL) title in their first season, winning the Twenty20 World Cup with India is next on Hardik Pandya's bucket list.LinkedIn Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho may have been overlooked for next month's Nations League fixtures, but England manager Gareth Southgate says the Manchester United duo can still make the World Cup squad if they can get firing for their club.Cast member Jeff Goldblum conducts an interview near a model dinosaur during a photocall to promote the forthcoming film Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom in London, Britain, on May 24, 2018.

Organisers in the Gulf Arab state are omitting some emissions from their calculations and will rely on flimsy carbon offsets to reach carbon neutrality, said the report, complied by Carbon Market Watch, an advocacy group."The emissions from this World Cup will be considerably higher than expected by the organisers, and the carbon credits being purchased to offset these emissions are unlikely to have a sufficiently positive impact on the climate.Pandya claimed three crucial wickets, including that of the tournament's leading scorer Jos Buttler, to restrict Rajasthan to a total which Gujarat chased down with 11 balls to spare.” Gilles Dufrasne, the report's author, said in a press release.Southgate, however, said they still had enough matches remaining at club level to show their quality and change his mind before the showpiece event in Qatar that kicks off in November.Qatar's tournament organisers dismissed the conclusions as speculative, saying emissions will be calculated using"best-in practice" methods after the tournament ends to ensure they are based on actual activities.Asked what would be his next goal, the 28-year-old said:"Absolutely to win the World Cup for India no matter what happens.Unavoidable emissions"will be offset through investing in internationally recognized and certified carbon credits."Both of them (Dern and Neill are) terrific friends.

.Always been that kind of guy to put the team first.Neither of them have really played at the end of the season..(which) should be recognised, rather than criticised,” a spokesperson for the tournament organisers, the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacay, said in a statement."It has always been a pleasure for me to represent the country.Qatar, the world's largest producer of natural gas, pledged to host a carbon neutral tournament when it bid for the event more than eleven years ago."At the moment there's obviously room for those two compared to others in those positions that we've picked that their level hasn't been at the level of the others.Since then, organisers have highlighted the tournament's carbon limiting efforts, such as introducing solar-powered stadium air conditioning, building a reusable stadium from shipping containers and the fact that fans won't need to fly from one match to the next in tiny Qatar...

But Carbon Market Watch's report cast doubt on several initiatives, like a large-scale grass farm that Qatar, which has negligable water resources, has built in the desert to produce stadium-ready turf.(https://www." Former players including ex-India captain Sunil Gavaskar have praised Pandya's composed and deft leadership, which they believe was crucial to Gujarat's victory.Source: Reuters.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/qatars-world-cup-turf-needs-chilled-stadiums-desalinated-water-thrive-2022-02-21) "The claim that this will absorb CO2 emissions from the atmosphere and contribute to reducing the impact of the event is not credible as this carbon storage is unlikely to be permanent in these artificial and vulnerable green spaces," the report says."I consider myself very lucky that I have played five finals, and have lifted the trophy five times.(Reporting and writing by Andrew Mills; Editing by David Gregorio) Source: Reuters.what a parade and a cobb salad of lucky teammates for me.

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