‘Eco-friendly’ K-League measures greenhouse gas emissions for the first time in Korean professional sports

As part of an eco-friendly project, the K League of Professional Football published a report measuring the total amount of greenhouse gases emitted by each club for the first time among domestic professional sports. 온라인카지노

The Korea Professional Football Federation said at a regular briefing held at the soccer center in Jongno-gu, Seoul on the 21st, “We have released a report measuring greenhouse gas emissions by professional teams for the first time in Korea.”

This is a project initiated by the Federation, which aimed to reduce greenhouse gases emitted in the stadium, to accurately measure emissions as a first step.

The German professional football Bundesliga consistently publishes emissions reports to this effect.

The first report in the K League only contained the results of nine out of 25 teams due to infrastructure problems that lacked measurement facilities.

K-League 1, Daegu FC, Daejeon Hana Citizen, Suwon Samsung, Jeju United, Pohang Steelers, K-League 2, Gimpo FC, Busan I-Park, Ansan Greeners, and Jeonnam Dragons reported greenhouse gas emissions based on 2021 data in accordance with the federation’s standards.

The federation classified the scope of emissions as one or two. “Scope 1” is the direct emissions from the use of fossil fuels such as facilities and vehicles operated and managed by the club, and “Scope 2” is the indirect emissions calculated during the club’s purchase of energy such as electricity.

Pohang, Daegu, and Jeonnam were the only clubs that measured all emissions of ranges 1 and 2 in stadiums, club houses, and offices.

Of the three clubs, Jeonnam was the lowest at 455.2tCO2eq (the value of converting greenhouse gas into carbon dioxide emissions). Daegu (569.8tCO2eq) and Pohang (602.7tCO2eq) followed.

Daejeon (47.4 tCO2eq) produced the least amount of greenhouse gas in the stadium.

On the other hand, Suwon (531.3tCO2eq) was the club that emitted the most greenhouse gases while using the clubhouse.

In addition, the federation classified greenhouse gas emissions from stakeholders’ activities such as fan movement and food truck operation as “range 3”, but excluded them from the report because it was difficult to collect quantified data.

The Federation said, “In order to manage the environmental sector, we need objective data that will serve as a standard,” adding, “To secure emissions from ranges 1 and 2 generated at the stadium, we need cooperation from local governments, the main body of the stadium management.”

“This report is significant in that it has revealed limitations in the process of collecting greenhouse gas-related information from K-League clubs,” he said, adding, “We will lay the foundation for expanding the number of clubs participating in this project by establishing a system for collecting quantified data in the future.”

In addition, the federation is also considering stipulating obligations to report greenhouse gas emissions and adding them to club licenses.

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