Sustaining economic and social growth, moreover, is impossible without a holistic environmental vision that places environmental preservation for Qatar’s future generations at the forefront. The Qatar National Vision 2030 aims to direct Qatar towards a balance between developmental needs and the protection of its natural environment, whether land, sea or air. As such, the QNV 2030 includes an emphasis on establishing an effective legal framework and the environmental institutions that can serve as the guardians of Qatar’s environmental heritage. The QNV 2030 also emphasizes the importance of increasing citizens’ awareness of their role in protecting the country’s environment for their children and the nation’s future generations.
A Balance Between Development Needs and Protecting the Environment Preserving and protecting the environment, including air, land, water and biological diversity, through:
An environmentally aware population that values the preservation of the natural heritage of Qatar and its neighboring states
An agile and comprehensive legal system that protects all elements of the environment, responding quickly to challenges as they arise
Effective and sophisticated environmental institutions that build and strengthen public awareness about environmental protection, and encourage the use of environmentally sound technologies. These institutions will also conduct awareness-raising campaigns, employ environmental planning tools, and carry out environmental research
A comprehensive urban development plan for Qatar that adopts a sustainable policy with regard to urban expansion and population distribution
Encouragement of regional cooperation to put in place preventive measures to mitigate the negative environmental effects of pollution arising from development activities
A proactive and significant international role in assessing the impact of climate change and mitigating its negative impacts, especially on countries of the Gulf