When Spurs face Chelsea on September 19, Skyis have teamed up with Tottenham Hotspur to host the world’s first net zero-carbon game.
The initiative is backed by COP26 and the Premier League and will be #GameZero. This can be achieved by minimizing emissions as much as possible, by compensating for the remaining natural projects.
Sky, Tottenham Hotspur and the UK government will be encouraged to make simple changes to raise awareness of climate change and reduce football carbon footprint.
# Game Zero shows the green steps that fans, sports world and broadcasters can take to build a zero-carbon future. Sky is a key partner and media partner for COP26 and is set to become a net zero carbon by 2030, with 50 percent of its emissions and products made by customers using its products over the next decade.
To keep the game pure zero, Sky and Tottenham are working to reduce emissions from daily activities used to strengthen the game, to move fans and clubs to and from the stadium and to reduce food choices in the stadium. Hundreds of individuals involved in the game – from Sky Sports producers to Sprint fans and staff – are working to make #GameZero happen.
Sky Sports Managing Director Jonathan Licht “We are proud to be working with COP26 and Tottenham Hotspur to make #GameZero the world’s top zero carbon footballer. We hope to use the power of sports to inspire and support football fans. Make simple changes to reduce their carbon footprint and make climate-friendly choices.
Chairman of Tottenham Hotspur Daniel Levie We are thrilled to be part of this Heavenly initiative, which demonstrates the role that the game can play in addressing the urgency of climate change. Tottenham Hotspur love us as a Premier League club. Planet – We look forward to showcasing our vast sustainability and encouraging our fans to take simple steps that can make a big difference.
COP26 President-elect Alok Sharma “Climate change affects every aspect of our lives, including the sports we love to play and play. We can all take steps to protect the planet for generations to come, including at major sporting events. That’s why I like COP26. He is working with Sky, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea and the Premier League to show how football goes one step further by hosting the world’s first major zero-sum game.
Tottenham Hotspur have been named the Premier League’s green club following a study at a UN-sponsored sporting event earlier this year. The club and Sky Sports are both signatories to the UN Sport Climate Action Framework and both Sky and Spurs are co-founding partners of Count Us In – an international movement aimed at mobilizing one billion people to fight climate change.
Six weeks ahead of the United Nations COP26 Climate Conference #GameZero in Glasgow, UK, to accelerate global action to combat climate change. And before the COP26, the British government, which honors the #OneStepGreener to go across the country to protect the planet, will be part of a joint campaign on our planet.
Sky Sports and the British government are also cooperating with CUP26. Starting September 7, fans can sign up for free at cup26.co.uk and complete goals for their planet. The tournament will be awarded in the first week of COP26.