European football governing body has announced that upcoming 60th anniversary of European Championships will be celebrated in a unique way with the plantation of 600,000 trees. According to the press release, UEFA will also invest in the renewable energy projects apart from planting trees across 12 countries.
UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin said that the governing body is aware of the climte change around the world and we’re looking to do something for nature to make sure we get good returns in future for our lives. Hence 50,000 trees will be planted in every host nation of Euro 2020 tournament.
“We wanted to celebrate the 60 years of the European Championships and combining that with an environmental legacy is a logical choice. Some 600,000 trees will be planted – 50,000 in each of the 12 host countries. I believe this will help all those communities benefit from EURO 2020 having been played there.”
“UEFA EURO 2020 is a celebration of European football that will happen right across the continent. The nature of the tournament means there are many benefits over a traditional one.”
“In addition to being able to take the matches to more diverse communities across Europe, there is no need either to build a host of new stadia or the transport links that they need, which carry a huge environmental cost in concrete and other resources. But it also has a cost – with increased travel for fans to watch their teams play.”
“UEFA takes its responsibilities on this seriously and it is right that we offset the carbon emissions that causes. Working with South Pole will help to build gold standard renewable energy projects, which will be of lasting value to the planet.”
UEFA Euro 2020 to be played from 12 June to 12 July.