Overall Objective

GGGI aims to support the State of Qatar in achieving the objectives of the Qatar National Vision 2030 (QNV), which puts emphasis on economic diversification and balanced social, economic, and environmental development with strong link to human development. To achieve these objectives, the government recognizes the importance of climate change adaptation and mitigation for pollution prevention, human and environmental health, and environmental sustainability as areas of strategic importance.

To support the implementation of the QNV, the State of Qatar has unveiled the National Environment and Climate Change Strategy (QNE), the National Climate Change Action Plan 2030 (NCCAP), and the revised Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC). The QNE identifies greenhouse gas emissions and air quality, biodiversity, water, circular economy and waste management, and land use as key priority areas with corresponding goals and initiatives. The NCCAP consolidates Qatar’s climate actions, covering both mitigation and adaptation, under a cohesive framework. Furthermore, Qatar’s revised NDC sets a 25% emissions reduction by 2030 while emphasizing economic diversification with mitigation and adaptation co-benefits. Against this backdrop, GGGI is pursuing its cooperation program with the State of Qatar to directly support these objectives and priorities.

Strategic Outcome Targets

SO1 - Reduced GHG emissions Target setting in progress
SO3 - Increased access to sustainable services Target setting in progress
SO4 - Improved air quality Target setting in progress
SO6 - Enhanced adaptation to climate change Target setting in progress

Themes

Contact
Pranab Jyoti Baruah

Country Representative for Qatar

Resource Partner

Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MoECC), the State of Qatar

Context

Qatar is a small Arabian Gulf nation with an arid desert climate and a population of 2.8 million (of which ~13% are citizens). It is a hydrocarbon-based economy focused on natural gas production contributing to around 85% of export earnings and 60% of GDP. As a low-lying coastal peninsula in vast desert landscapes, Qatar is highly vulnerable to sea level rise, heat stress, sandstorms, and extreme events – leading to water scarcity, food insecurity, heat-related illnesses, damage to coastal infrastructure, and degradation of biodiversity. As the Middle East is warming at twice the global average, more adverse impacts are expected to occur in the future, thus stressing the urgency to reinforce climate change adaptation. Furthermore, Qatar’s high GHG emissions per capita – driven by its rapid economic growth, increasing population, and unsustainable consumption patterns – has led to worsening air quality, excessive waste, urban heat island effect, and energy inefficiency.

To promote green growth and climate resilience in Qatar, the GGGI Qatar Office began its operations in January 2022, after a successful scoping phase initiated in 2019. During the scoping phase, GGGI delivered advisory outputs including a national MRV roadmap and related capacity development, a green growth potential assessment of Qatar, and technical training on climate diplomacy. Despite COVID-19’s impact on in-person engagements in Doha, GGGI continued providing ad-hoc advisory support to the Qatar government remotely during 2020-2021. This continued engagement led to the conclusion of several agreements including an MoU and four earmarked project agreements with the Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) for the implementation of climate resilience and green recovery projects in West African, Caribbean, and Pacific Member countries of GGGI; and the ratification of a Host Country Agreement in April 2021, bringing legal status to GGGI’s office in Doha. In October 2021, GGGI concluded a multi-year earmarked funding agreement with the State of Qatar, now represented by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MoECC), to support its activities in Qatar. GGGI Qatar Program is hosted within the MoECC premises in West Bay, Doha and the Program collaborates with diverse stakeholders within and beyond Qatar to deliver its activities.

News

News • October 12, 2021

GGGI and Qatar MME sign an MoU and funding agreement to promote climate resilience and green growth in Qatar

October 12, 2021; Seoul, Republic of Korea – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) of the State of Qatar have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to formalize their joint cooperation to promote climate resiliency and green growth in the State of Qatar. The MoU was signed […]

News • July 20, 2021

Qatar Fund for Development and Global Green Growth Institute hosted a virtual event on the sidelines of the 2021 High-level Political Forum

Under the theme Building back better to realize the SDGs in LDCs: Accelerating action to achieve inclusive, sustainable, resilient recovery – approaches on the road to the LDC5 On July 14, Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), co-hosted a virtual event on the sidelines of the 2021 High-level Political […]

News • July 9, 2021

[Virtual Event] Building Back Better to Realize the SDGs in LDCs: Accelerating Action to Achieve Inclusive, Sustainable, Resilient Recovery – Approaches on the Road to the LDC5 Conference in Doha

• Date: July 14, 2021 (Wednesday) • Time: 2:30 pm (Doha); 8:30 pm (Seoul); 11:30 am (Dakar, Abidjan); 1:30 pm (Geneva); 5:30 pm (Dhaka) • Location: Virtual • Learn more here • Register here The virtual event is a side event of High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. This event will serve as an opportunity […]

News • December 14, 2020

QFFD and GGGI conclude agreements on four projects to support climate resilience and COVID19 recovery in the Pacific, Eastern Caribbean, and West African regions

Doha, State of Qatar / Seoul, Republic of Korea (December 10, 2020) Building on a global MoU signed earlier this year, QFFD and GGGI concluded a 3-year agreement totaling USD 9.85 million to support four projects: Eastern Caribbean Green Entrepreneurship Initiative, Pacific Green Entrepreneur Network, Climate Smart Agriculture for Kiribati, and Solar-Powered Irrigation for Climate-Smart […]

News • October 23, 2020

QFFD and GGGI sign an agreement to support climate resilience and sustainable development in SIDS and LDCs

October 22, 2020, Doha, State of Qatar / Seoul, Republic of Korea – On October 22, the Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together to support Small Island Development States (SIDS) and Least Developed Countries (LDCs) achieve climate resilience and green growth in line with UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Climate Agreement. The […]

News • August 13, 2020

The State of Qatar and the Global Green Growth Institute signs a Host Country Agreement to strengthen collaboration

August 12, 2020; SEOUL, Republic of Korea / DOHA, State of Qatar – On August 12, the State of Qatar and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) signed a Host Country Agreement (HCA) to officially open a country office in Doha and strengthen mutual cooperation. Due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols, the signing ceremony […]

News • September 6, 2019

Qatar MME and GGGI conduct MRV capacity development and stakeholder consultation workshop in Doha, Qatar

September 4, Doha: The Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME), State of Qatar and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) organised a capacity development and stakeholder consultation workshop to support the development of a Qatar national Measurement, Reporting, and Verification (MRV) system.   A national MRV system is central to meeting the requirements of an […]

News • April 30, 2019

GGGI conducts a Consultation Workshop for Green Growth Potential Analysis of Qatar in Doha

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 […]

News • January 13, 2019

GGGI supports the State of Qatar to realize the Qatar National Vision

Doha, January 13 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) will be working together with and supporting the State of Qatar in realizing the Qatar National Vision (QNV) 2030, particularly contributing to the implementation of the QNV pillars. GGGI will support the country’s vision to create a diversified competitive economy and achieve a harmonious balance […]

Projects

QA09
Countries
QA09 – Capacity Building and International Cooperation
Start Date Q1 01 January 2022
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 0
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth
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QA08
Countries
QA08 – Promotion of Circular Economy
Start Date Q1 01 January 2022
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 0
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
  • Circular Economy
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QA07
Countries
QA07 – Development of Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) System
Start Date Q1 01 January 2022
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 0
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
  • Reporting and Verification
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QA06
Countries
QA06 – Support to National Adaptation Planning
Start Date Q1 01 January 2022
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 0
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
  • National Adaptation Planning (NAP)
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QA05
Thematic Areas
Countries
QA05 – Qatar Green Growth Pathway Development
Start Date Q1 01 January 2022
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 0
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Qatar(QA1) Qatar Green Growth Program—Scoping
Start Date Q1 Jan 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 359,701
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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Reports

Evaluation of GGGI’s Progress Against the Strategic Plan 2015-20 (2017) Paraguay  • India  • Rwanda  • Jordan  • Senegal
Report
Evaluation of GGGI’s Progress Against the Strategic Plan 2015-20 (2017)

Paraguay  • India  • Rwanda  • Jordan  • Senegal  • Kiribati  • United Arab Emirates  • Lao PDR  • Viet Nam  • Cambodia  • Mongolia  • Papua New Guinea  • Mozambique  • Hungary  • Colombia  • Nepal  • Costa Rica  • Fiji  • Philippines  • Green Cities  • Uganda  • Morocco  • Ethiopia  • Myanmar  • Qatar  • Peru  • Indonesia  • México  • Sustainable Energy  • Thailand  • Vanuatu  • Green Buildings and Industry  • Gender and Inclusive Development  • Sustainable Transport  • Waste  • Solar Energy  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Climate Finance  • National Financing Vehicles  • NFVs

Review of Strategic Plan 2015-2020: Commitments Delivered and Key Results Uzbekistan  • Caribbean  • Ecuador  • Hungary  • Fiji
Report
Review of Strategic Plan 2015-2020: Commitments Delivered and Key Results

Uzbekistan  • Caribbean  • Ecuador  • Hungary  • Fiji  • Philippines  • India  • Rwanda  • Jordan  • Senegal  • Kiribati  • United Arab Emirates  • Lao PDR  • Viet Nam  • Cambodia  • Mongolia  • Saint Lucia  • Mozambique  • Guyana  • Papua New Guinea  • Colombia  • Nepal  • Costa Rica  • Green Cities  • Tonga  • Qatar  • Uganda  • Morocco  • Ethiopia  • Myanmar  • Burkina Faso  • Peru  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Indonesia  • México  • Sustainable Energy  • Thailand  • Vanuatu  • Green Buildings and Industry  • Gender and Inclusive Development  • Sustainable Transport  • Waste  • Solar Energy  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Green Finance  • Climate-Smart Agriculture  • Coastal Resilience

The Promise of Green Growth: A Pathway to Prosperity while Achieving National and Global Ambitions Technical Report  • Republic of Korea  • flagship-publications  • Pacific  • Nepal
Report
The Promise of Green Growth: A Pathway to Prosperity while Achieving National and Global Ambitions

Technical Report  • Republic of Korea  • flagship-publications  • Pacific  • Nepal  • Cambodia  • Philippines  • Senegal  • Viet Nam  • Colombia  • Fiji  • Jordan  • Papua New Guinea  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia  • Peru  • Ethiopia  • Uganda  • Burkina Faso  • Qatar  • Myanmar  • Indonesia  • México  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu

Third Joint Donor Review of GGGI (2015) Paraguay  • Kiribati  • United Arab Emirates  • Lao PDR  • Viet Nam
Report
Third Joint Donor Review of GGGI (2015)

Paraguay  • Kiribati  • United Arab Emirates  • Lao PDR  • Viet Nam  • Cambodia  • Mongolia  • Guyana  • Mozambique  • Papua New Guinea  • Hungary  • Colombia  • Nepal  • Costa Rica  • Fiji  • Philippines  • India  • Rwanda  • Jordan  • Senegal  • Uganda  • Morocco  • Ethiopia  • Myanmar  • Qatar  • Peru  • Indonesia  • México  • Thailand  • Vanuatu  • Gender and Inclusive Development  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth  • Green Finance

Second Joint Donor Review (2013) Pacific  • Uzbekistan  • Paraguay  • Rwanda  • Cambodia
Report
Second Joint Donor Review (2013)

Pacific  • Uzbekistan  • Paraguay  • Rwanda  • Cambodia  • United Arab Emirates  • Viet Nam  • Guyana  • Papua New Guinea  • Costa Rica  • India  • Kiribati  • Mongolia  • Philippines  • Ethiopia  • Qatar  • Peru  • Indonesia  • México  • Thailand

GGGI In-Country Staff

Pranab Jyoti Baruah

Country Representative for Qatar

Karthik Gopavarapu

Operations Officer, Qatar Country Program

Chiden Oseo Balmes

Senior Program Officer