The German Football Association (DFB) has set clear sustainability goals as part of its 2024 bid to hold the UEFA European Football Championship.
Having a tournament powered by 100% renewable electricity is one of the targets explained in a 74-page document included with the Association’s official bid submitted to UEFA in Nyon.
“Not only can football accompany the sustainable development in Germany and Europe thanks to its social power, it can also shape it. In six years time, just like in 2006, we want to stage an open-minded and colourful festival of football in the heart of Europe which also positively influences society thanks to the measures stated within the sustainability concept,” said former German star, Thomas Hitzlsperger, now DFB ambassador for diversity, on the DFB news site.
The winning bid will be announced on 27 September.