Uefa rejects climate criticism

European football's governing body, Uefa, has dismissed criticism that it is failing to meet climate standards during Euro 2008.

This content was published on June 17, 2008

The organisation said a sustainability programme had been implemented in the four Swiss and four Austrian cities where matches are being played.

Drinks were offered in reusable cups and fans with a ticket could enjoy free local public transport, according to a Uefa spokeswoman.

She said Uefa paid SFr8 million ($7.7 million) to boost environmentally friendly transport and pointed out that only a minimum of generators was in use at the stadiums.

On Monday environment ministers from Switzerland, Austria, Germany and Liechtenstein accused Uefa of refusing to accept its responsibilities towards the climate.

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