EXPLAINER: Carbon ‘offsets’ for World Cup in Qatar


              Solar panels are seen on the roof of the Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC) in Doha, Qatar on Sept. 20, 2012. Organizers of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar have said the event will be soccer’s first “carbon neutral” event of its kind. FIFA and Qatari organizers say they will reduce and offset all the event's carbon emissions, which will be calculated once the games are over. (AP Photo/Osama Faisal, File)
            
              FILE - This Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 photo, shows the general view of a gas station in Doha, Qatar. Organizers of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar have said the event will be soccer’s first “carbon neutral” event of its kind. FIFA and Qatari organizers say they will reduce and offset all the event's carbon emissions, which will be calculated once the games are over. (AP Photo/Osama Faisal, File)
            
              Qatar's Minister of State for Energy Affairs Saad Sherida al-Kaabi sits on stage during the Gastech 2021 conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell, File)
            A general view of the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Hussein Sayed)