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UEFA launches Carbon Footprint calculator for clubs

European soccer's governing body UEFA says its new Carbon Footprint Calculator will be a groundbreaking tool in helping clubs reduce their environmental impact.
The calculator, launched at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium on Wednesday and available to all European clubs, will assess carbon emissions from soccer-specific areas such as travel, purchased goods, facilities and logistics.
"The UEFA Carbon Footprint Calculator embodies our ambition to showcase that football can be part of the solution in the global effort to reduce carbon emissions," UEFA Vice-President Laura McAllister said in a statement.
"By providing stakeholders with the tools and guidance, we are facilitating collective action towards a more sustainable future for our sport and the planet."
The calculator, tailor-made for the soccer industry and based on the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, has been two years in the making and is a collaborative effort involving more than 20 football organizations as well as third-party advisors.
UEFA is a signature of the UN Race to Zero campaign which calls for a 50% reduction in carbon emissions by 2030 and to reach net zero by 2040.
According to UEFA, this year's Euro 2024 championship in Germany will set a new standard in sustainability with match schedules tailored to reducing teams' travel and ticket holders entitled to free transport around the host cities.

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  • Ann Nyambura

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    Kudos to UEFA

    • Jane Wangui

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      This does show us that everyone can do something to help solve the environmental crisis no matter how insignificant it may seem.

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      • johnte ndeto

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        @jane_wangui It's about collective responsibility and making meaningful changes wherever we can.

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      • George Kariuki

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        UEFA stepping up for the environment! ⚽️ This new Carbon Footprint Calculator is a great tool for clubs to measure and reduce their emissions #Sustainability #GreenSports

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        • johnte ndeto

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          @george_kariuki Indeed! UEFA's initiative is commendable!

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        • Princess

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          This tool will empower clubs to measure and reduce their environmental impact, setting a positive example for fans and other organizations worldwide.

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          • Joseph Githinji

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            @princess_nel_268 this is an incredible tool that will enhance environmental responsibility for football clubs.

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            • Boniface Kuria

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              @joseph_githinji Especially with how their f an travel to the games

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              • johnte ndeto

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                @princess_nel_268 Absolutely! This tool empowers clubs to quantify and mitigate their environmental footprint, serving as a beacon for fans and organisations globally.

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                • johnte ndeto

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                  @joseph_githinji Indeed, considering the extensive travel involved in fans attending games, this initiative becomes even more critical.

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                • Chris Ndungu

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                  This is a fantastic idea! now the love of environment can be seen.

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                  • johnte ndeto

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                    @chris_ndungu Absolutely! It's fantastic to see the love for the environment translated into concrete actions like this.

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                  • Elizabeth Gathigia

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                    Great to see UEFA taking such bold moves in order to help football clubs to lower their carbon footprint, it a great mission indeed

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                    • johnte ndeto

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                      @elizbeth_gathigia It's truly commendable to witness UEFA's bold steps towards assisting football clubs in reducing their carbon footprint

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                    • johnte ndeto

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                      It's good to see sports organizations taking proactive steps towards climate awareness and sustainability

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                      • Kevin

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                        The biggest sport in the world coming strong in. Monitoring carbon footprint is indeed impressive and so welcome

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                        • johnte ndeto

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                          @Kevin Absolutely! It's impressive and highly welcomed to see the world's biggest sport taking such a strong stance on monitoring carbon footprint.

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                        • Edwin wangombe

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                          this is a good first step towards climate-friendly sports ... when the team realizes the effect it has on the planet it can start rethinking ways of doing things

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                          • Joseph Githinji

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                            @edwin_wangombe Sports directors have a role to play in making this a success, hope they'll get everyone on board.

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                          • Felix mokaya

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                            Such great news from UEFA in making efforts to help reduce carbon footprints from football clubs .This is the way to go ,other football clubs should be inspired by this and take the necessary action

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                            • Boniface Kuria

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                              @felix_mokaya It makes me a bigger supporter of European football

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                            • Richard S

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                              Goal by Supporters

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                              • Markus Lutteman

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                                This sounds good, but I’m a bit sceptical of this organization’s good intentions. UEFA has a horrible track record in terms of climate pollution. During the last European Championchips, all teams as well as their tens of thousands of fans were forced to travel from one end of Europe to the other for the games. Please, UEFA: prove me wrong!

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                                • Boniface Kuria

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                                  @Markus_Lutteman I agree with you on this. The air travel in some of these matches is too big...causing alot of emissions.

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                                • walter lungayi

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                                  This initiative by UEFA is a positive step towards promoting environmental sustainability in football. The carbon footprint calculator will help clubs measure and reduce their impact on the environment, contributing to a more eco-friendly sport.

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                                  • Joseph Githinji

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                                    @walter_lungayi I agree, this is a gateway to transformation in the sports industry, I hope more sports bodies can adopt this initiative.

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                                  • Joseph Githinji

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                                    As a sports enthusiast am thrilled to see such efforts by UEFA to help football clubs reduce carbon footprint. Further football clubs should take initiatives to create environmental awareness.

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                                    • Boniface Kuria

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                                      @joseph_githinji I can agree more. I love football, and seeing such measures being taken really excites me.

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                                      • Princess

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                                        @joseph_githinji UEFA's commitment to sustainability is truly praiseworthy and sets a new standard for responsible sports management.

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                                      • mary Mwihaki

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                                        This is super great for the love of environment

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