The environmental sustainability of FIFA World Cup 2022™

The 2022 FIFA World Cup is expected to take place in Qatar from 21 November to 18 December 2022. This is going to be an impressive event, with 32 teams, 8 stadiums, 170,000 seats, 1.5 million fans and so many more.


Sustainable building



According to Qatar, all eight FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 ™ stadiums are recognised for their sustainable design, construction, and day-to-day management. The developers have developed best practices for reducing dust on sites under construction. All stadiums are on track to achieve at least the 4-star Global Sustainability Assessment System "GSAS" certification for design build and construction management, as well as a Gold certification for design-build and construction management, and operation.


Actually till now, Khalifa International Stadium already received the 4-star GSAS certification in 2017, and Al Wakrah Sports Complex received the same certification in 2019. Both Education City Stadium and Al Bayt Stadium received 5-star GSAS certifications in 2020.


Carbon neutral

Renewable energy solutions are planned as much as possible. Solar power lighting has already been installed in and around the parking lot. Monitoring of air quality by solar power is tested at training sites. The Gulf Research and Development Organization (GORD) is researching ways to power cooling systems with solar cells.


Qatar has additionally partnered with the Qatar-primarily based totally Global Carbon Council to supply a number of our carbon offsets from neighborhood sources. They will degree carbon stock, in collaboration with FIFA, inclusive of all of the paintings they have achieved thus far in decreasing emissions, which includes electricity and water-green stadiums, the usage of recycled substances and imposing waste control strategies.



Green spaces

Around the stadium and training fields, the organisers are creating a huge new park that will be irrigated with reclaimed water. The Tree Nursery also produces thousands of trees and selects local plants with low water usage for sustainable landscaping. By early 2020, 500,000 square meters of lawn, 5,000 trees and 80,000 shrubs had been planted in stadium and public areas throughout Qatar.


Public transport


Upgraded public transport, including Doha Metro, Lusail and Education City's new bus routes and tram systems to get cars off the road. The city also aims to convert 25% of the public buses used in tournaments to electric buses by 2022. This technology reduces greenhouse gases and air pollution.


You can find the detailed sustainability reports below:

FIFA World Cup 2022 Construction Site Waste Management Report

FIFA World Cup 2022 Construction Site Dust Management Report

Working Towards Green Hotels in Qatar Report

Greenhouse Gas Emission Report

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Sustainability Strategy

FIFA - Qatar Sustainability Progress Report

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