Environmental Sustainability: Qatar

September 2021

Qatar stands in the top half in the Environmental Sustainability Index globally, but is dragged down by its high pollution levels and low forest and biodiversity availability. Moreover, the country has almost no freshwater resources, extremely low precipitation and poor environmental protection. Nevertheless, a strong energy sector and high food affordability lead to higher rankings in the energy, and food and agriculture pillars.

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Environmental Sustainability: Qatar


Levels of renewables are low, while Qatar is further expanding its LNG projects
Qatar remains one of the most affected countries in the world by air pollution
Aquatic environment suffers from large amounts of pollution
Water consumption is predicted to increase significantly
Qatar needs to improve food security, as domestic agriculture sector remains weak
Technology-driven climate change coping capacities help Qatar to withstand the heat
Chart 1 Environmental Sustainability Index Qatar
Chart 2 Global Sustainability Ranking: Qatar
Chart 3 Energy Ranking: Qatar
Chart 4 Energy Availability Landscape in Qatar
Chart 5 Energy Efficiency, Security and Equity Landscape in Qatar
Chart 6 Pollution Ranking: Qatar
Chart 7 Air Pollution in Qatar
Chart 8 Waste and Water Pollution Landscape in Qatar
Chart 9 Forest and Biodiversity Ranking: Qatar
Chart 10 Forest and Biodiversity Landscape in Qatar
Chart 11 Water Ranking: Qatar
Chart 12 Water Availability, Equity and Security Landscape in Qatar
Chart 13 Water Security and Efficiency Landscape in Qatar
Chart 14 Food and Agriculture Ranking: Qatar
Chart 15 Food and Agriculture Landscape in Qatar
Chart 16 Role of Agriculture in the Economy of Qatar
Chart 17 Environmental Resilience Ranking: Qatar
Chart 18 Environmental Resilience Landscape in Qatar

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