FIFA has announced the countries awarded the 2018 and 2022 bids to be Russia in 2018 and Qatar 2010.
Why is this on the ODS Destruction of Carbon Credits? Well... One of the reasons that Qatar won the bid was because they are introducing a CARBON-NEUTRAL cooling system in a new state of the art stadium. This will reduce the risk of players collapsing from heat exhaustion and even keep the fans comfortable. That time of the year in Qatar, the temperatures are around 110 degree.
Qatar 2022 Chairman His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani said: "Today's unveiling of our state-of-the-art football stadia and innovative cooling technology is the latest step in our quest to bring the FIFA World Cup to the Middle East for the very first time in 2022. A FIFA World Cup in Qatar will leave a powerful and lasting legacy, bringing together nations and cultures through our shared passion for football.
"These plans show just how serious, innovative and focussed we are about hosting a FIFA World Cup that will deliver a fantastic experience for players, fans and the media.
Our stadiums will have zero carbon cooling equipment utilising solar technology to ensure the temperature is no higher than 27 degrees Celsius, ensuring optimum playing conditions and a comfortable environment for fans. This same environmentally friendly, carbon-neutral technology will ensure training sites, fan fest and fan zones are also cool and comfortable. What we have unveiled today is a world first, and as part of Qatar's commitment to delivering an historic legacy we will share this groundbreaking technology with the rest of the world."
Maybe this will encourage other people around the world to Go Green!