Want to win two tickets to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ Final all while doing your bit to help the environment? Now is your chance!
The World Cup is the largest single-sport competition in the world and staging a tournament of such a grand scale inevitably has an impact on the environment.
FIFA has launched a campaign encouraging successful World Cup ticket applicants to offset the carbon emissions resulting from their travel to the tournament – and it’s free of charge. It’s all part of an initiative to reduce the environmental impact of Russia 2018 as well as raising awareness of climate change.
Offsetting means cancelling the harmful emissions in one place by removing or preventing emissions in another by funding projects that reduce emissions, thus benefiting the environment.
Where emissions cannot be eliminated entirely, FIFA and the LOC will offset them through verified low-carbon projects in Russia and United Nations-backed projects in other countries.
World Cup ticket holders can sign up on FIFA.com and take part in the initiative, regardless of where they live. For every person who signs up, FIFA will offset 2.9 tonnes of carbon emissions, the average emission per ticket holder travelling from abroad for Russia 2018.
When signing up, fans will automatically enter a prize draw to win two tickets for the Final at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium on 15 July.
Author: Nancy Parker
Nancy Parker is a five time Emmy Award winning journalist and seven time Emmy nominee who has spent almost twenty five years covering news in South Louisiana. She has anchored every prime time newscast at WVUE FOX8 during her twenty year tenure in New Orleans.