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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.

Responsible Consumption and Production

Strategic Alignment

  • Due to the specificity of the production base of the Qatari economy, where the oil sector still accounts for nearly 49% of the GDP, about 89% of total commodity exports, and around 94% of total State revenues, the first NDS-2 pillar is to diversify the production base through increasing public investment to complete the relevant infrastructure in promising economic sectors, promoting private investment by providing adequate conditions and basic services for of these sectors to grow, establishing industrial and service zones, supporting and developing SMEs and increasing their contribution to the diversification of the production base.

Context

  • Diversifying production goes hand in hand with raising awareness in Qatar for responsible consumption of it’s limited resources as well. Nevertheless, due to Qatar’s rapid growth rate, many challenges and pressures are faced relating to high population growth rate which puts pressure on the environment and natural resources, in addition to large urbanization as a result of population growth and increased economic activities, especially since the majority of these activities depend on oil, gas and petrochemical industries.
  • Tarsheed is an organization created by the Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation – a good example of sustainable awareness efforts that aim at promoting a culture of responsible consumption. It facilitate initiatives and organizations that aim to contribute to achieving the Qatar 2030 Vision by providing technical assistance and implementation support. Based in Doha, Qatar, Tarsheed provides mechanisms for improving efficiency, ensuring sustainability, and incorporating best practices in project and program implementation.