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Birmingham 2022 pledges to plant forest to go carbon neutral

Birmingham 2022 pledges to plant forest to go carbon neutral

15/3/2021 9:03:00 PM

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.

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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.com

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