On April 30, the Qatar Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) organized a consultation workshop on Green Growth Potential Assessment (GGPA) of Qatar in Doha. GGPA is a diagnostic tool that combines data analysis and stakeholder consultation to identify green growth opportunities in a country. After the presentation of GGPA of Qatar data analysis results during the workshop, stakeholders took part in highly interactive sessions and group discussions to identify and prioritize opportunities for green growth in Qatar.
Around 45 participants from relevant stakeholder entities, such as government ministry agencies, private sector businesses, academia, and NGOs joined the workshop. Mr Abdulhadi Al-Marri, Director of Climate Change Department of MME opened the workshop and reiterated the importance of GGPA in supporting the development of a green growth strategy of Qatar and its next submission of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement. Mr. Jan Stelter and Mr Feelguen Song from GGGI carried out the data analysis and conducted the stakeholder consultation during the workshop. Qatar Country Representative Dr Pranab Baruah introduced GGGI and its areas of cooperation with the State of Qatar to the participants.
Based in Doha, the GGGI Qatar Program started its operations in January 2019. The Program’s activities are aimed at supporting Qatar’s economic diversification and environmental development objectives outlined in Qatar National Vision 2030. GGGI Qatar’s cooperation partners are the Ministry of Municipality and Environment and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Coverage of the workshop in Arabic can be found at https://bit.ly/2Y6BuQi