FIFA first sports organization to sign up to UN climate campaign

David Nabarro, the UN Special Adviser on the Sustainable Development Goals, receives a pledge of climate neutrality from FIFA Secretary-General Fatma Samoura, 8 September 2016. (UN Photo/Ariel Alexovich)

Football's world governing body FIFA, has become the first international sports organization to commit to a UN campaign to combat climate change.

The Climate Neutral Now campaign encourages companies and organizations to take the lead on reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to the goal of keeping global temperature rises to below two degrees Celsius.

Jocelyne Sambira's report begins with the words of the actor Edward Norton in a message played at an event at UN Headquarters to mark FIFA's commitment.

Duration: 2’12″

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