Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022: New report discredits carbon neutrality claim

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Fifa and Qatar’s claims that the 2022 World Cup will be carbon neutral involve “creative accounting” and are “misleading”, says a new report.

Carbon Market Watch says the tournament will not achieve a net-zero carbon footprint, despite claims it would be the first football World Cup to do so.

Researchers believe calculations “ignore major sources of emissions”.

In a statement, organisers said it was “speculative and inaccurate” to draw conclusions on their commitment.

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