Group of British subscription sports channel Sky Sports has partnered with the English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and will be hosting the world’s first-ever net-zero carbon football match at the biggest stage.
The Spurs will play Chelsea on 19th September, that game will be called #GameZero and will be reducing matchday emissions from the energy used to power the game, food choices, and the travel to and from the stadium.
The two parties involved will be looking to spread awareness about climate change through #GameZero, the 2021 United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference (COP26) named Sky as its principal partner and also supports the initiative.
Jonathan Licht, managing director at Sky Sports said, “We’re proud to be working with COP26 and Tottenham Hotspur to make #GameZero the world’s first net-zero carbon football match at the elite level, we hope that by using the power of sport, we can inspire and support football fans to make simple changes to reduce their carbon footprint and make more climate-friendly choices.”
#GameZero will spread awareness about climate change and will try to inspire the sporting world to make changes for a carbon-free future, Sky has also committed to being net carbon zero by 2030.
Daniel Levy, Tottenham Hotspur’s chairman said, “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, 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.”