Birmingham 2022 pledges to plant forest to go carbon neutral
REUTERS: Birmingham Commonwealth Games organisers have pledged to plant 2,022 acres of forest around the English city as part of a commitment ...
16 Mar 2021 01:41AMShare this contentBookmarkREUTERS: Birmingham Commonwealth Games organisers have pledged to plant 2,022 acres of forest around the English city as part of a commitment to make the 2022 event carbon neutral.They said in a statement on Monday, marking 500 days to the Games, that 72 tennis court-sized 'urban forests' will also be planted to match the number of nations and territories competing.
AdvertisementAdvertisement"Birmingham 2022’s plan to stage the first ever carbon-neutral Commonwealth Games is an historic moment for Commonwealth Sport," said Commonwealth Games Federation president Louise Martin."This will set a long-term blueprint for future Commonwealth Games that will make our event a global leader when it comes to staging sustainable, environmentally-sound sporting competition."
Water company Severn Trent will help offset the carbon generated by the Games by planting trees as part of a new partnership.The Games will be the most expensive sports event staged in Britain since the London 2012 Olympics.Advertisement(Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Ken Ferris) headtopics.comRead more: CNA »
Not desirable to move ministers after less than a year, but situation ‘can’t be helped’: PM Lee
SINGAPORE — It is not desirable to give Cabinet ministers short stints in their portfolios owing to the disruption it can cause, but such moves are sometimes necessary, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Friday (April 23).