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UNEP Partners with Indian Cricket League to Reduce its Carbon Footprint

22 January 2009: As part of its ongoing efforts to promote eco-friendly sports, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has announced a partnership with the Indian Premier League (IPL) to reduce its carbon footprint.

According to UNEP, under the partnership, the IPL will increasingly offset its games' emissions and green its operations, from waste management to energy efficiency and water use. UNEP will assist the IPL in achieving climate neutrality, supporting its efforts to reduce emissions through the introduction of renewable energy and to compensate for emissions, as well as with green merchandizing.

The partnership begins on 12 March 2009 with the opening of the IPL's 45-day season. The IPL will promote UNEP initiatives including the Climate Neutral Network, the Billion Tree Campaign and World Environment Day. [UNEP Press Release]