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How the Fifa World Cup 2022 rebuilt a market for dodgy carbon credits

World Cup organizers have pledged to erase the event's negative environmental impact. They plan to make the event "carbon neutral" by buying offsets

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Natasha White and Verity Ratcliffe | Bloomberg
For almost a decade, the small, gas-rich country of Qatar has been one giant construction site. In preparation to host the FIFA World Cup this November, it’s built seven stadiums, new roads and dozens of hotels. Between the emissions generated by the new construction plus air travel to transport players and fans, the 2022 tournament is shaping up to be the most carbon-intensive on record. 
 
World Cup organizers have pledged to erase the event’s negative environmental impact. They plan to make the event “carbon neutral” by buying offsets — paying, in theory, for carbon to be removed or reduced from

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First Published: Nov 17 2022 | 9:55 AM IST

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