Football, like any other aspect of our daily lives, is already being impacted by a changing climate and will be even more so in the near future unless we take action now.
Heavy rainfall, storms and extreme heat are just some examples of extreme weather events impacting our football experience – whether we are athletes or spectators. And climate change increases their frequency and intensity.
In the last few years, we have increasingly noticed those changes not just on a global level but also closer to home. At the kick-off of The Ball in July 2022 we experienced the hottest temperatures ever recorded in the UK. For us, treating the planet and all its inhabitants with #respect, is a core principle under which we operate. Yet, this is the opposite of what we are experiencing and therefore we have decided to take action.
Ella Williams sings for The Ball
The good news is that we are not alone, people and organisations are taking action already. It is just not always visible. There are a lot of actions which each one of us can take. And let’s not forget, we are in this together facing similar challenges. Like winning a football match, tackling the most pertinent challenge of our time requires #teamwork.
Are you too ready to join our global movement and commit to collective climate action under the motto of One Ball, One World?