Sustainability has been at the heart of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ from the very start. As tournament organisers, we have implemented a wide range of initiatives to achieve our sustainability objectives. For more information, please read our Sustainability Progress Report.
As a fan, you play an important part in turning this event for millions of people into an unforgettable experience. You can also help us achieve our ambitious sustainability goals during the tournament by following the tips and taking note of the information below.
Take climate action
The tournament organisers are taking a range of measures to mitigate the environmental impact of the FIFA World Cup Qatar, including sustainable transport options, renewable energy use and low-emission temporary power solutions, waste minimisation, and sustainable building certification for stadiums. You can find detailed information on all our environmental initiatives here.
You can support our efforts through simple measures during your stay in Qatar:
Use public transport whenever possible. All World Cup stadiums are accessible by public transport (metro, buses, trams) and free of charge during the tournament with your Hayya card
Choose vegetarian options as opposed to meat at concessions and at restaurants
Use water responsibly and support any water saving initiatives at your accommodation (e.g. changing linen less frequently)
Use natural light where possible, switch off lights and appliances when not in use
Switch off your air-conditioning or set it at a temperature above 23°C/73°F
Reduce and recycle waste
Reduce waste by making sure you only take or buy what you really need and will use
Recycle, make it your goal! Place all your recyclables in the blue-labelled bin. Place all other waste in the black-labelled bin
Everyone is welcome
FIFA and the Host Country are implementing a comprehensive programme to ensure a welcoming, inclusive, accessible, and safe environment for all fans. Among these initiatives is the FIFA World Cup Human Rights Grievance Mechanism, a secure and anonymous online platform aimed at addressing human rights concerns (please find the QR code below or write to firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please click here for more information on the Grievance Mechanism and here for information about other related initiatives
Audio-descriptive commentary allows partially sighted and blind fans to follow live matches alongside their fellow supporters. This dedicated service is available at all 64 matches in English and Arabic
To access the service, download the FIFA Interpreting app on your mobile phone via the QR code below and bring along your own headphones
Smoking & Vaping
Lighters and matches are prohibited from entering the stadiums. Leave them at your accommodation to avoid hassle
Be sure to only smoke in designated smoking areas to protect non-smokers from second-hand smoke