To promote sustainability and combat climate change, Qatar is preparing to launch its second clean energy plan in September this year.
According to the Minister of Transport, H E Jassim bin Saif Al Sulaiti, eco-friendly public transportation in Qatar, which constituted 25% of the transport during the FIFA World Cup 2022, is expected to significantly increase in numbers by the end of 2023.
The country aims to achieve its Qatar National Vision 2030 goals ahead of schedule. Additionally, Qatar Airways plans to expand its operations to approximately 170 destinations by the end of the year.
The legacy of the World Cup has resulted in a transportation system transition to fully electric vehicles, including eco-friendly buses and the establishment of the world’s largest electric bus depot, powered by solar energy.
The Al Kharsaah Solar PV Power Plant is another significant development, as Qatar seeks to diversify its electricity production sources and transition to clean and affordable energy in line with its updated Sustainability Strategy.
The strategy also emphasizes reducing greenhouse gas emissions and implementing carbon capture and storage technology to mitigate climate change.