The world’s first net zero carbon game at elite level is set to be hosted by Tottenham Hotspur in partnership with Sky.
The fixture against Chelsea at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on September 20 is supported by COP26 and the Premier League, and will be branded #GameZero, with the ambition of being net zero carbon.
Sky is a Principal Partner and Media Partner to COP26 and has committed to be net zero carbon by 2030, cutting its own emissions and those made by customers using its products, by 50% over the next decade. Spurs, Sky and the UK Government want the game to raise awareness of the threat of climate change and inspire football fans to make simple changes that will help reduce their carbon footprint.
“We are delighted to be the chosen partner of Sky on this ground-breaking initiative that will demonstrate the role our game can play in addressing the urgent issue of climate change,” Tottenham Hotspur Chairman Daniel Levy said.
“As the Premier League’s greenest club, Tottenham Hotspur is passionate about our planet – we look forward to showcasing our wide range of sustainable measures that are already in place and encouraging our fans to take simple actions that can make a huge difference.”
For the Chelsea match to be net zero, Spurs and Sky will work to minimise emissions from matchday activity such as energy used to power the game, travel to and from the stadium for both fans and clubs, and dietary choices at the stadium.
Tottenham Hotspur will be encouraging fans who attend the Chelsea match to make sustainable actions on the day, including: using public transport, cycling to the match, choosing a plant-based food option and recycling waste.
The club’s squad will travel to the match by coach to reduce the number of car movements, as will Chelsea, who will also be asking all their staff to travel across London sustainably.
Both sets of players will head to the stadium on a coach that is running on biofuel, which is a form of renewable diesel produced from food waste products and reduces carbon emissions significantly.