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FIFA World Cup’s Green Claims Are Misleading, Report Says

Organizers are underestimating greenhouse gas emissions for the event and relying on questionable offsets to earn carbon-neutral status, a new analysis says.

The Khalifa International stadium in Doha, Qatar, on March 29.

The Khalifa International stadium in Doha, Qatar, on March 29.

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Claims that the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar will be “carbon neutral” are far-fetched and will mislead players, sponsors and fans into thinking the event will have a negligible net impact on the Earth’s climate, according to a new report.