Schneider Electric and Rajasthan Royals partner to bring one-of-its kind sustainable match to the cricket lovers. IPL Franchise Rajasthan Royals pledges to become a Green Yodha and play a pivotal role in transforming cricket into an environment friendly game. A typical IPL Cricket match emits approximately 10,000 tons of CO2
equivalent, and Schneider Electric promises to offset this carbon footprint generated during Rajasthan Royals’ match with Delhi Capitals on May 11th
, 2022 by planting approximately 17,000 trees.
Green Yodha is a sustainability initiative by Schneider Electric that aims to build a team of conscious citizens, organisations and businesses to unite in adopting collective climate friendly actions and solutions.
Given the popularity and the viewership of cricket across the globe there has been a significant increase in the carbon footprint over the years. Numerous power consumption increases by fans and teams has resulted in the increase in carbon emissions. Rajasthan Royals with the vision of 'Transforming Society through Cricket', with a focus on sustainable practices has partnered with Schneider Electric to reduce this carbon footprint with an exemplary step of a carbon neutral match.
Knowledge partners C-Balance and Nangia Andersen LLP were brought on board for this initiative. They calculated the carbon footprint of the match and offered the offset strategy for neutralizing the carbon emissions, respectively. Schneider Electric will be working with multiple agencies to undertake the plantation in the next six months and efforts will be taken to sequester this CO2
emission over a period of 30 years by planting 17000 trees, making this match carbon neutral by 2052. Avoiding and reducing climate pollution is the only means to meet International Climate Change Agreements to limit global heating to 1.50o
Whether on-field or off-field, every little action impacts our environment in the form of carbon footprint. Cricket being the most loved sport in our country, this partnership will steer the much-needed conversation of amalgamating sustainability with sports.
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