Environmental development, a pillar of QNV, says Minister

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• Qatar Environment Day celebrated today

HE the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Sheikh Dr Faleh bin Nasser bin Ahmed bin Ali al-Thani stressed that Qatar, under the wise leadership of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, is keen to protect the environment and its natural balance to achieve global and sustainable development for all generations.
In this regard, HE the Minister said that Qatar has placed environmental development as one of the four pillars of the Qatar National Vision (QNV) 2030 and stressed that achieving this vision is a national responsibility for all.
He explained that Qatar intends to achieve the environmental development goals, particularly in the priority areas contained in the strategy on environment and climate change, in particular greenhouse gas emissions, air quality, biodiversity, water, circular economy, waste management and land sustainability.
This came in the speech of HE the Minister on the occasion of the celebration of Qatar’s Environment Day, which falls on February 26 every year, and is celebrated this year under the slogan “Our environment, our responsibility “.
He said that this slogan is a message that seeks to document the strong relationship between society and its environment, adding that the preservation of the environment is an integral part of Qatar’s heritage and a societal responsibility to protect natural resources and the environment. ‘environment.
In his speech, he reiterated the concern to make more efforts to protect the environment and achieve the sustainable development goals as part of the ministry’s strategy to protect the environment and limit the effects of climate change.
He explained that the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change aims to actively contribute to the achievement of the objectives announced by His Highness the Amir, during his participation in the 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland. , which reflects Qatar’s interest in the issue of climate change, which is at the forefront of its priorities, by declaring Qatar’s commitment to reducing carbon emissions, reducing the effects of climate change and the approach of the countries to deal with climate change.
HE the Minister emphasized that Qatar is at the forefront of countries that have announced their plans for serious and effective greenhouse gas emission reductions, in addition to its leading role as an active member of the international efforts related to combating climate change and supporting global plans to save the planet from rising carbon emissions.
He pointed out that the celebration of Qatar Environment Day every year is an important opportunity to draw attention to priority environmental issues in the country and highlight the importance of preserving the environment for future generations. , raising the level of environmental awareness among various individuals and groups. of society and the improvement of behavior towards environmental resources.
He added that the increased participation of the community in the environmental activities and events organized on this occasion, reflects the concern of all individuals, institutions and governmental associations and the private sector to confirm their commitment to protect the environment and to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
HE the Minister said that the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change is keen on Environment Day activities to launch a series of distinguished environmental activities and events to spread environmental awareness and knowledge and consolidate environmental protection values ​​and behaviors to achieve sustainability and preserve biodiversity. .
He noted that these activities varied between reforestation campaigns, the release of animals and birds in nature reserves, the cleaning and cultivation of endangered wild plants in green fields, in addition to awareness-raising activities in schools. to make young students aware of the environment because of their important role. in achieving sustainable development and preserving the environment.
He thanked all parties and individuals for their valuable and appreciated participation in the Qatar Environment Day 2022 activities, stressing that these initiatives are part of efforts to enable greater participation of entities in environmental awareness programs. environment and strengthen community partnership in a way that contributes to the achievement of the department’s strategy for environmental preservation and the introduction of environmental issues and climate change.

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