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Doha: The National Climate Change Action Plan 2030 has identified 36 effective climate change adaptation measures and over 300 initiatives under adaptation measures.
Adaptation refers to adjustments in ecological, social or economic systems in response to actual or expected climatic stimuli and their effects. It refers to changes in processes, practices and structures to moderate potential damages or to benefit from opportunities associated with climate change.
This came during a seminar on addressing climate change on local and international levels, the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MoECC) tweeted.
Under the patronage of MoECC, the Friends of the Environment Center of the Ministry of Sports and Youth recently organised the first seminar of the Second Environmental Forum 2023.
The event entitled“Climate Change: Challenges and Aspirations” was attended by a group of local officials, experts and those interested in environmental affairs.
Addressing the seminar Saad Abdullah Al Hitmi, Acting Director of the Climate Change Department at MoECC said that the Ministry has taken many important steps and policies to address climate change and to reduce its impacts on the ecological system of the country.
He said that Qatar has a target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by 2030 with the support of a number of initiatives and environmental projects like Al Kharsaah Solar Power Plant.
Director of Public Relation Department at the MoECC, Farhoud Al Hajri, said:“Qatar has sought to issue a number of legislations that contribute to protecting the environment and reducing greenhouse emissions by 2030 by up to 25%, following National Climate Change Action Plan.”
To achieve goals of addressing climate change within the framework of the 2030 National Climate Change Action Plan, all parties involved should focus efforts on sustainable solutions.
The plan also aims to reduce carbon emissions in the oil and gas sector and carbon dioxide emissions related to energy in the transportation, construction and industry sectors.
The National Climate Change Action Plan is based on four main documents: the Nationally Determined Contributions, Qatar National Vision 2030, and the First and Second National Development Strategies. It is a living document that will be subject to constant changes and updates, even during its implementation.
Within the framework of this plan, Qatar is committed to lead in the region and beyond in the field of addressing climate change through its determination to implement ambitious and effective measures and to be a source of inspiration and support in developing national policies and initiatives to combat climate change.