Geneva, 24 June 2022 (TDI): The State of Qatar on Thursday expressed its commitment to fighting climate change. Along these lines, the country will adopt Climate Tech Application in FIFA World Cup 2022.
It said the country has focused on addressing the issue in the framework of the 2030 national vision, making it one of the four main pillars.
Qatar Says it Will Adopt Climate Tech Application in FIFA World Cup 2022
— Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Qatar (@MofaQatar_EN) June 23, 2022
The State of Qatar also noted that it adopted several measures to conserve the environment and natural resources, in addition to carrying out several projects that lower Carbon Dioxide emissions and rely on renewable energy resources.
This came during the State of Qatar’s statement read by Salem Jaber Al Harami, who is a researcher in the field of international relations at the office of the Assistant Foreign Minister.
Salem Jaber gave the statement during an interactive dialogue with a Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights in the context of climate change at the 50th session of the UN Human Rights Council on article 3 of the Council’s agenda.
He noted that Qatar organized Qatar Climate Conference 2021 in September, which addressed many policies related to fighting climate change.
He highlighted that Qatar is committed to international cooperation in the field of conserving the environment. He said this is evident in Qatar’s pledge to assist small developing island states in facing climate change.
Furthermore, the representative of Qatar added that the State of Qatar is keeping a keen eye, as part of the priorities determined by the Special Rapporteur, on the impact technologies are having on human rights.
He also said that Qatar hosting the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2022 in the November-December of this year will see the introduction of a few climate technology applications that will make the edition of the first Carbon-neutral World Cup.
Earlier organizers had estimated a carbon footprint for the tournament of more than 3.6 million metric tons of CO2, more than half of which will come from traveling supporters.
The emission from the new daily flights from Dubai, Muscat, Riyadh, Jeddah, and Kuwait will also add to the current estimate.