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27 November 2017 12:00 am

Qatar: Paving the way to a greener future

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Qatar is increasing its efforts in improving sustainability and environmental awareness. As part of the Qatar National Vision 2030 — which includes several different pillars that target the development of the economy, society, people — environmental development and protection is one of the key components listed.

In recent news, Qatar has made significant progress in the field of renewable energy. At the Sustainability Summit 2017, a renewable energy strategy was discussed and agreed upon by governmental institutions and environment and energy agencies. The reduction of carbon emissions was also discussed through the utilization of liquified natural gas (LNG), where the gas will be used to generate energy.

The Qatar World Cup 2022 also aims at being eco-friendly. Just recently, the latest Ras Abu Aboud Stadium was unveiled — the seventh out of the eight stadiums being constructed for the World Cup 2022. It is state-of-the-art in terms of design and accessibility. When it comes to environmental friendliness, the entire stadium can be taken apart and reassembled for other purposes. This stadium in particular is being constructed on the shoreline, which offers a spectacular view of the sea.

At the 23rd session of the Conference of Parties (COP23) Qatar took a strong stance when climate change was being discussed. The Minister of Municipality and Environment Mohamed bin Abdullah al-Rumaihi mentioned some of Qatar’s progress in terms of completing eco-friendly projects, such as “recycling and utilization of household waste and waste generated by the construction sector and industry, 100% sewage treatment, rationalizing energy consumption, solar energy, reducing flame gas, introducing modern techniques at natural gas power plants, and stopping burning of oil and fossil material.”  

Although there’s progress in the realm of environmental awareness and developing sustainability, there’s still a lot of room for improvement. Stay tuned on ILQ to find out more about Qatar’s progress in going green.  Did you find this article useful? Let us know in the comments below! Don’t forget to give us a like and share — it keeps us going!