The Assistant Undersecretary for Environment Affairs at the Ministry of Municipality and Environment, Ahmed Mohammed Al Sada, has said Qatar’s dependency on solar energy will exceed 20 percent by 2030.
“Qatar will soon complete the first major solar power station which will be fully operational and the project will save natural gas used in traditional power generation, reduce carbon emissions and conserve the environment, he said, predicting that Qatar’s dependency on solar energy will exceed 20 percent by 2030,” he said. This came in a statement delivered by Assistant Undersecretary for Environment Affairs at the Ministry of Municipality and Environment Ahmed Mohammed Al Sada, at a high-level meeting convened by the UNGA on ‘Climate and Sustainable Development for All’ in New York.
The statement stressed Qatar’s commitment to combating climate change and its involvement in this effort at the international level date back to many years, pointing to Qatar’s hosting of the 18th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in 2012, and stressing commitments to pledges made in Paris and the achievement of the goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Within the framework of preparation for climate action summit to be convened by the UN Secretary-General’s on September 23, 2019, Al Sada said Qatar will participate at the highest possible level in the climate summit. Qatar will have a leading role in this summit, since Qatar, along with France and Jamaica, is leading the package on climate finance and carbon pricing, one of the nine themes in the climate summit.
On the occasion of Qatar’s hosting of the World Cup in 2022, he said Qatar has given priority to the environmental efficiency of the stadiums by providing them with sustainable infrastructure, and all stadiums will be energy self-sufficient through the use of renewable or low-energy solutions whenever possible.