World News: 02:53 GMT Thursday 12th June 2014. [Yahoo Green News Feed via SPi World News]
Beyond the spectacle of 32 nations battling for the greatest prize in football, the World Cup is also a test bed for tackling climate-damaging carbon emissions from major events. The world's biggest sports fest is a major source of carbon, but FIFA says this year's event should break new ground in addressing the problem. It describes the 2014 show as a "stepping stone" towards "sustainable" World Cups by evaluating and reducing the carbon footprint. From 2018, World Cups go into a new, greener phase, because environmental protection will be a mandatory requirement in hosting the contest.
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