UNEP and GEF to Help Reduce World Cup’s Carbon Footprint

25 May 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) have announced an initiative to reduce the carbon footprint of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Under the initiative, the GEF has provided US$1 million to help retrofit solar panels on public street lights, traffic lights and billboards around the stadia in the six cities hosting the World Cup. UNEP and GEF will announce further activities next month. [GEF Press Release] [UNEP Press Release]