MME and GGGI organized a capacity development workshop on climate diplomacy in Doha, Qatar

On 22-23 May, the Qatar Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) organized a capacity development workshop titled “Paris Agreement and Qatar’s NDC Implementation” for the interagency technical team supporting climate diplomacy for the State of Qatar. Attendees were conferred certificates of participation by the MME. Participants included officials from entities such as MME, Qatar Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Qatar Petroleum and Qatar Civil Aviation Authority.

Workshop sessions provided participants with the understanding of interlinks between climate change, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and green growth. The presentations and discussions covered aspects of international climate change regime with a focus on mitigation, adaptation, means of implementation and the enhanced transparency framework contextualized in Qatar’s national circumstances. Participants also learned about the rule-set agreed at the 24th Conference of the Parties (COP 24) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). A presentation also provided an overview of potential adaptation and mitigation measures and best practices to draw from while preparing Qatar’s next NDC submission. Participants took part in a facilitated group discussion and provided feedback on primary challenges and ways forward in developing a national measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) system for Qatar and in deepening underpinning analyses related to Qatar’s next NDC submission. Qatar MME  and GGGI are jointly working on both of these areas in support of realising Qatar National Vision 2030.

Mr Mahmoud Al-Marwani, Head of Project and Programs at Climate Change Department of MME, welcomed the participants with opening remarks. Dr Pranab Baruah, Country Representative of GGGI’s Qatar Program and GGGI’s climate diplomacy specialist Dr Anna Schulz facilitated the workshop.

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.