QA08 – Promotion of Circular Economy

At a Glance

Strategic Outcomes SO1 Reduced GHG emission, SO3 Increased access to sustainable services
Start Date Q1  01 January 2022
End Date q4 31 December 2024
Funding Source Earmarked
Actual Budget (USD) 0
Budget Percentage %
Actual Expenditure (USD)
Status Active
GGGI Share (USD)
Poverty and Gender Policy Markers gender
Name of Client (Lead/Prime implementer if GGGI is part of a consortium)
Participating Organization (Funding/donor) Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, The State of Qatar
Name of consortium members, if any
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
  • Circular Economy
GGGI Project Code : QA08
Project Manager and Staff +
Pranab Jyoti Baruah

Country Representative for Qatar

Chiden Oseo Balmes

Senior Program Officer

Project Background, Outcomes and Impacts

Background:  The National Environment and Climate Change Strategy includes circular economy and waste management as among the five priority areas, in support of SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure) and SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production).  Specifically, key targets include achieving a 15% material recycling rate of municipal waste; closing and rehabilitating 100% of unsanitary landfills; using 35% of recycled materials in construction projects; and achieving 30% of circular procurement in public infrastructure, among others. To help achieve these targets, this project aims to address the challenges and maximize opportunities of adopting circular economy to contribute to economic diversification, climate action, pollution prevention, and resource efficiency in Qatar. It will also lay the foundation for integrating the principles of circularity and sustainable consumption and production (SCP) into national development planning and implementation processes as well as corporate strategies and operations in Qatar.


Outcomes: Widespread adoption of circular economy principles and practices in economic activities of the public and private sector in Qatar

Impacts: Successful transition toward circular economy – characterized by minimizing resource use and environmental pollution in consumption and production patterns while enhancing industrial competitiveness, economic diversification, and quality of life.