Football for Climate Justice project presents report on fans’ views on climate justice

The survey results confirm the potential that Real Betis has as an entity due to the high level of engagement with its fans and the community, as well as the expectations they convey regarding their involvement in the fight against climate change.

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Football For Climate Justice, a project funded by the European Commission through the Erasmus Sport program, to which the Real Betis Foundation belongs, is an innovative project that brings together European soccer clubs, associations and researchers to address the climate crisis with the aim of involving the world of soccer in climate change prevention measures, generating environmental actions that contribute to the fulfillment of SDG 13.  

This report is part of the European project Football for Climate Justice and is based on a survey conducted with 1,432 individuals, including fans and members of the community, from the seven football clubs belonging to the project partnership (Ferencvarósi TC, FC Twente, FC St. Pauli, SV Werder Bremen, Bohemian FC, and hosts Club Brujas, as well as FUNDACIÓN LALIGA, TASC Thinktank, and EFDN), between February and March 2023.  The aim of this research is to understand the challenges in climate and environmental justice faced by local fans of football clubs and members of their communities. The results of this survey will be used as part of the Football for Climate Justice project to explore how football clubs can participate in and support community-led climate action.

Through this survey, the Football for Climate Justice project acknowledges the significant role that football clubs can and should play in the fight for climate justice. The survey results confirm the potential that Real Betis has as an entity due to the high level of engagement with its fans and the community, as well as the expectations they convey regarding their involvement in the fight against climate change. 

Regarding specific climate issues, data highlights difficulties in paying energy bills, as up to 41% indicate experiencing this circumstance. It is also noteworthy that 81% perceive that other homes in their neighborhood need energy efficiency improvements.

In terms of mobility, it is specified that one measure that would facilitate bicycle travel to the stadium by fans would be to have a specific parking lot for this sustainable means of transport. 

Regarding waste, 78% of respondents expect clubs to reduce waste. 

On the other hand, a large majority of respondents (88%) reported having access to affordable local food products. 

The report and the survey presented above represent a first step in the joint effort that the organizations involved in the Football for Climate Justice project are making to identify the most relevant elements that will enable soccer clubs to reach their full potential in the global challenge of climate justice, relying first and foremost on the vision and perception of the community, as a key actor and driver in this crucial process that we face as a society at all levels. 

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