Restoring the balance – The Peninsula

Climate change poses a significant risk to the world including this region therefore the State of Qatar has placed addressing climate change on top of its priorities to preserve the environment, its natural biodiversity, and its balance as means to achieve sustainable development for all generations. In order to address climate-related issues, Qatar adopted a comprehensive strategy that proposes measures to reduce the impact of land use development on exacerbating climate change, as well as measures to adapt development to the impacts resulting from anticipated climate change.
Therefore, the State of Qatar continues to take the necessary measures to develop climate change-related technologies and clean energy to safeguard Qatar’s environment for future generations.
To achieve these targets, the State of Qatar has enhanced its global cooperation and abidance by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and other global pacts and plans that aim at mitigating the climate change impacts in accordance with the implementation of Qatar National Vision 2030.  As part of these efforts, the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change hosted an event in partnership with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) under the theme “Climate Leadership in the State of Qatar and the Road to the 27th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 27)”.
The Minister of Environment and Climate Change H E Sheikh Dr. Faleh bin Nasser bin Ahmed bin Ali Al Thani stressed during the event yesterday that the issue of climate change is a national priority for the State of Qatar, highlighting the 2021 ambitious measures in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030 to preserve the environment and green growth and alleviate the climate change impacts.
These measures included adopting a national strategy for the environment and climate change, preparing a clear national action plan for climate change in Qatar, and identifying more than 35 initiatives to cut off these emissions as part of the effective measures put in place to achieve the environmental goals.
The plan will be implemented over the coming ten years to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in all sectors by 25 percent by 2030. 
The Minister indicated that the measures include clear and specific implementation plans as well as approaches to reach the highest levels of investment in low-carbon technologies such as the use of solar energy and carbon sequestration. Everyone has a role and impact on the issue of climate change therefore cooperation between public and private sectors is highly needed, as well all segments of society would have to make contributions to the implementation of the development plans, policies, and strategies set to preserve, develop best ways to use natural resources to restore to balance.

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