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Sustainability has been at the heart of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™from the very start.

The FIFA World Cup 2022 Sustainability Strategy will enable us to deliver a tournament that sets new benchmarks for social, human, economic and environmental development.

This tournament will change the way future FIFA World Cup™ competitions and other sporting mega-events are organised. It will build a lasting, sustainable legacy that contributes to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goalsand the Qatar National Vision 2030.


This tournament is about making everyone feel welcome, safe and entertained and part of a unique FIFA World Cup™ experience in Qatar. We believe that the generations to come should benefit from a lasting legacy, so we’re working to make our planet greener, increase accessibility and inclusivity, and develop new opportunities for everyone.

All eight FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ stadiums are being constructed by joint ventures with at least one local company. Our procurement policies are designed to encourage companies in Qatar. This will help lower transportation mileage, reducing carbon emissions.

To address the short-term spike in demand for accommodation during the tournament, we have created adaptable solutions. We are renting apartments and houses from property owners to reduce the need for hotels and new buildings and signed the first batch of lease agreements to secure accommodation for 2022. Additionally, two cruise ships – with a combined capacity of 4,000 cabins – will serve as floating hotels.

Post-tournament, our stadiums will be converted into other facilities thanks to their modular designs. This sustainable approach will offer business opportunities for local hotels, offices, shopping centres, multi-sport facilities and sports medicine clinics.

Additionally, 200,000 stadiums seats will be donated to sporting projects abroad. This will extend our sustainable legacy beyond Qatar, bringing communities together on and off the pitch, while widening access to sport and creating jobs.

Innovation The Challenge 22 innovation award helps startups to take their products and services to market, sponsoring ideas that can enhance Qatar 2022 – and everyday life. It helps creative people to realise their potential and contribute to a brighter future.