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About Qatar

Sustainable Development Goals

Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by all member states of the United-Nations in 2015, describe a universal agenda that applies to and must be implemented by all countries. The SDG Index and Dashboards Report is the first worldwide study to assess where each country stands with regard to achieving the SDGs. Sound metrics and data are critical for turning the SDGs into practical tools for problem solving. SDGs set standards not only for emerging and developing countries, but also for the industrialized nations. Governments and civil society alike can utilize the SDG Index and Dashboards Report to identify priorities for action, understand key implementation challenges, track progress, ensure accountability, and identify gaps that must be closed in order to achieve the SDGs by 2030.

This page will expand on Qatar’s current strategic alignment towards the SDGs, including references from the numerous national strategies that have been implemented to achieve Qatar’s National Vision 2030. By clicking on each of the following icons, you will be directed on a brief summary to what Qatar achieved for each of the respective SDGs that Qatar has tackled or is in the process of tackling.

It is exciting to mention that HH Sheikha Moza has been selected for a second time to be an Advocate of the Sustainable Development Goals in recognition of her leading role in providing quality education, youth empowerment, and human development through her initiatives at the local and international levels.

Life on Land

Strategic Alignment

    It is known that rapid development and population growth are pressing the natural environment. This necessitated the integration of biodiversity conservation into the NDS. For this reason, the original 2004 National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plans were updated to review, prioritize and make targets more specific, realistic, time-bound and in line with the QNV 2030 and the NDS-1.


  •     With a 550-km coastline, Qatar’s area is nearly 11,627 km2. Qatar has a number of islands, rock ranges and shallow waters on the coast. It also has land habitats, such as mangroves and swamps, in addition to sand dunes, rocky and gravel areas, valleys, coral reefs and diverse marine life.
  •     The terrestrial species include 8 species of mammals, 322 species of birds, 29 species of reptiles, 1 amphibian species, and 228 species of invertebrates. Plant life consists of 422 species of plants and 142 species of fungi. Two species have become extinct, and there are 9 endangered species and 171 vulnerable species. Endangered species include Arabian Oryx, large dotted eagle and corncrake.
  •     Most protected areas are terrestrial aimed to protect sensitive desert ecosystems from overhunting, overgrazing, development and desertification. To ensure this protection is upheld, Qatar has also created the Environmental Sustainability Strategy (2017-2022) to bring balance between the rapid growth of Qatar and preservation of its terrestrial ecosystems. Following the strategy will ensure environmental sustainability for present and future generations.