Sky and Tottenham have partnered to play host to the world’s first net-zero carbon football match when the former take on Chelsea at the London Stadium. The initiative has earned support from the Premier League and will be powered by COP26. It will be branded by #GameZero by reducing carbon emissions as much as possible. The club, Sky, and the UK government are looking to raise awareness of fans to make small changes to reduce the carbon footprint. The game will showcase the different steps that can be undertaken by fans and the sporting world to reduce carbon emissions.
“We’re proud to be working with COP26 and Tottenham Hotspur to make #GameZero the world’s first net-zero carbon football match at the elite level.” Sky Sports managing director Jonathan Licht said. We hope that by using the power of sport, we can inspire and support football fans to make simple changes to reduce their carbon footprint and make more climate-friendly choices.”
“We are delighted to be the chosen partner of Sky on this ground-breaking initiative that will demonstrate the role our game can play in addressing the urgent issue of climate change.” Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy said. “As the Premier League’s greenest club, Tottenham Hotspur is passionate about our planet – we look forward to showcasing our wide range of sustainable measures that are already in place and encouraging our fans to take simple actions that can make a huge difference.”