The Climate Conference Football Match has become a regular
tradition for participants at UN climate COPs and Subsidiary Body
meetings. Held during the middle Sunday of each COP or SB, the game is a
chance for delegates to blow off some steam after a hard week's
work, and invariably involves a perfect mix of sportsmanship, healthy
competition, fun, laughter and even, occasionally, some running after a
The COP 12 game was no exception, with 20 eager delegates from around
the world (including three members of the ENB team from Colombia, Spain
and New Zealand).
In a close encounter, the "Blue and White-shirted Team" took a
strong early lead, finishing the first half 3-1 ahead. However, a
comeback from the "Multicolor Team" in the second saw the teams
draw level. In the last ten-minutes, the pace of the game increased as
each side sought to break the deadlock. With end-to-end action, either
team could have come away with the win. However, with just minutes left,
the Multicolor Team scored two unanswered goals to grab the match 6-4.
Will revenge be had at SB 26 in May? Stay tuned...
Photos by Suzanne Carter, ENB