Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Major Sporting Events, FIFA 2010 and the implementation of the national greening programme in liaison with 2010 FIFA LOC

Project Summary

Project Objective: The objective of this project is to demonstrate the importance of the role of efficient energy as a sustainable intervention to reduce carbon emissions at major sporting events, through the use of effiecient energy as a key component of the South African National Greening Programme of the FIFA 2010 World Cup. The project aims to popularise these approaches with decision-makers, the general public and international tourists who will be participating at the 2010 FIFA World Cup event in South Africa. This will promote the publics awareness on reducuing there carbon footprint, during major sporting events, through the demonstration of effiecent energy technologies.The goal of this project is to showcase best practice carbon reduction energy efficient projects through the retrofit of street lighting to energy efficient street lighting, thus promoting renewable energy through showcasing its application by demonstration projects using solar energy and drive awareness on climate change and carbon offsetting through messaging in the tourism sector.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Medium-size Project
South Africa
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Environment Programme
Executing Agencies
Department of Environment and Tourism (DEAT), Central Energy Fund(CEF)
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
GEF Project Grant
1,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
8,613,411 USD
GEF Agency Fees
100,000 USD
Total Cost 9,613,411.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
07 Apr 2009
Concept Approved
01 Jun 2009
Project Approved for Implementation
21 Dec 2009
Project closed
21 Oct 2018