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Plantation Programs in Qatar to Help Achieve Net-Zero Target by 2050

  • Publish date: Monday، 29 August 2022
Plantation Programs in Qatar to Help Achieve Net-Zero Target by 2050
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An official has stated that a number of planting projects implemented by Qatar, along with a thorough climate action strategy, will aid the country in achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Dr. Mohammad bin Saif Al Kuwari, Adviser at the Office of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change stated that Qatar is operating a significant integrated program to safeguard the environment and fight climate change by lowering its carbon footprint.

The endeavor to plant 10 million trees by 2030 is one of Qatar's many environmental projects. The official stated that mangroves, which impressively absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, will also play a vital role in the goal of planting 10 million trees.

Speaking to Qatar Radio, he stated that the nation's primary programs to address the issue of global warming include "Plant Million Tree" by 2022 and "10 Million Trees by 2030."

He claimed that for the program to plant 10 million trees, tree species that are compatible with the local ecosystem, withstand dry climates, and use less water will be chosen. "Mangrove plantations might be grown throughout Qatar's 500-kilometer-long coastline. Mangroves impressively absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, according to Al Kuwari.

He asserted that a mangrove tree may take up 1.5 kg of carbon dioxide each day. We're talking about planting millions of trees. Without a doubt, they will have a significant good impact on lowering pollution and cleaning up the environment.

Global carbon emissions must be decreased by 45 percent by 2030 and reach net zero by 2050 if the Paris Agreement's limit of 1.5°C is to be met.

Another such endeavor, according to Al Kuwari, is the nation's "repair of desert land," which tries to restore flora to the area, particularly meadows (locally called Rawdah).

According to him, several meadows have been walled off to prevent overgrazing, safeguard plantations, and protect plantations in general during the rainy season.

A campaign to save endangered tree species, including bamber (cordia myxa), al ghaf, al samur, and awsaj among others, that are in danger of extinction due to high temperatures is also being run by the Ministry of Municipality and the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change. The effort seeks to plant seedlings to increase the amount of greenery in the nation in addition to protecting the already existing trees.

Around 60% of the total worldwide demand for bioenergy in 2050 will be met by solid bioenergy, 30% by liquid biofuels, including the energy required for their production, and 10% by biogases. Demand is concentrated in industries that are either difficult to electrify or need a cheap dispatchable renewable energy source.