UEFA plans to plant 600000 trees across 12 countries as it commits to offset carbon emissions from travel.
Instead of hosting in one or two countries, UEFA is hosting the 60th anniversary the European Championship in 12 countries.
That means there will be a lot of travel involved for the fans, officials and players. UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said that such travel meant carbon emissions which did affect the environment.
UEFA has teamed up with carbon offset specialists South Pole to offset an estimated 405,000 tonnes.
“UEFA takes its responsibilities on this seriously and it is right that we offset the carbon emissions. Working with South Pole will help to build gold standard renewable energy projects, which will be of lasting value to the planet,” he said.
UEFA will plant 50,000 trees in each of the 12 host countries.
“I believe this will help all those communities benefit from Euro 2020 having been played there,” he added.
With Inputs From Reuters.