Brazil's World Cup also a test bed for climate change

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The World Cup also a test bed for climate change experts say, pictured is an aerial view of the Amazon river, Brazil on December 12, 2013Beyond 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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