Tottenham against Chelsea will be the first GameZero
GameZero partners want the game to raise awareness of the threat of climate change and inspire fans to make simple changes that will help reduce their carbon footprint.
COP26 and the Premier League have backed the effort, which will be dubbed #GameZero and aims to be carbon neutral. This is accomplished by reducing emissions as much as feasible and offsetting the balance using natural programmes that remove emissions from the atmosphere.
The game is intended to promote awareness of the problem of climate change and inspire football fans to make small adjustments that will help them reduce their carbon footprint, according to Sky, Tottenham Hotspur, and the UK government.
The GameZero derby
To achieve net-zero emissions, Sky and Tottenham will seek to reduce emissions from matchday activities such as the energy required to power the game, fan and club travel to and from the stadium, and eating choices at the stadium. Hundreds of people engaged in the game are trying to make #GameZero a reality, from Sky Sports’ producers to Spurs’ chef serving fans and crew.
Daniel Levy, chairman of Tottenham Hotspur, said: “We’re ecstatic to be Sky’s chosen partner on this ground-breaking initiative, which will show how our game can help address the pressing issue of climate change. Tottenham Hotspur is the Premier League’s greenest team, and we’re excited to show off our wide range of sustainable measures already in place while also encouraging our fans to take small steps that may make a big difference.”