World soccer’s governing body, FIFA, plans to take measures to mitigate the environmental impact of the three-continent 2030 World Cup. FIFA has named Morocco, Spain and Portugal as hosts of the 2030 tournament. Climate activists have criticized the decision to host the tournament across three continents due to the additional travel involved.
FIFA has responded to the criticism by saying that it is working towards mitigating the environmental impact of the 2030 World Cup by:
- Organizing the tournament in neighbouring countries in close geographic proximity and with well-developed transport links and infrastructure
- Accepting only one bid to host the tournament to significantly reduce travel in relation to site inspection visits and other meetings
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