Brazilian organisers of the 2014 World Cup want to make it the most environmentally friendly ever.
30 Apr 2010 - 6:55 AM  UPDATED 16 Apr 2014 - 7:04 PM

Sports Minister Orlando Silva signed an agreement with the Environment Ministry for a development plan that carefully evaluates the environmental impacts of works built for the cup.

Silva said on Thursday that "the objective is to have the greenest of all the cups".

Few details were released.

Silva said any building or reforms for the cup must obtain an environmental license.

And he said officials will focus on using the cleanest means of transportation possible for cup teams and spectators.

Efforts will also be made to use recycled building materials whenever possible.