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 - 16:19
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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