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INSTITUTIONAL ASPECTS OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN QATAR


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This information was provided by the Government of Qatar to the fifth session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development. Last Update: June 1997.

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MAJOR GROUPS

WOMEN

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies   

No information is available.

Decision Making: Legislation and Regulations 

No information is available.

Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies and Plans  

No information is available.

Decision-Making: Major Groups Involvement

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Programmes and Projects 

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Status 

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Challenges

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Capacity-building, Education, Training and Awareness-raising  

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Information

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Research and Technologies  

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Financing

No information is available.

Cooperation

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women has not been ratified.

 

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CHILDREN AND YOUTH

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies   

No information is available.

Decision Making: Legislation and Regulations 

No information is available.

Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies and Plans  

No information is available.

Decision-Making: Major Groups Involvement

No information is available.

Programmes and Projects 

No information is available.

Status 

There are two organizations promoted by the Youth and Sports Authority (YASA). One is the Center of the Friends of Environment, an NGO which promotes voluntary community work thereby acquainting the people with the features of the Qatari environment and also helps in improving community relations. The other is the Department of Youth, which contributes to environmental awareness through organizing camps for cleaning beaches and tree plantation.

Challenges

No information is available.

Capacity-building, Education, Training and Awareness-raising  

No information is available.

Information

No information is available.

Research and Technologies

No information is available.

Financing

No information is available.

Cooperation

No information is available.

 

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This information was provided by the Government of Qatar to the fifth session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development. Last Update: June 1997.

INDIGENOUS PEOPLE

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NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS

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LOCAL AUTHORITIES

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WORKERS AND UNIONS

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BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies   

An Environmental Technical Committee comprising all the major industrial companies and the Environment Department has been formed. The main objective of the Committee is to provide a discussion forum for the evaluation of the environmental protection legislation and attendant regulations. Most companies are keen to participate and collaborate with the regulatory authorities.

Decision Making: Legislation and Regulations 

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Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies and Plans  

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Decision-Making: Major Groups Involvement

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Programmes and Projects 

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Status 

The majority of the local industries are becoming aware of the need to protect the environment. The efforts exerted in this regard vary in degree and intensity from one company to another. The industrial sector activities can be summarized as follows: Some of the companies are adopting management systems and environmental policies of continual improvement. Some of these management systems are based on the International Environmental Rating System. The ultimate aim of these efforts is to obtain ISO certification.

Environmental impact assessment studies are being conducted for all new major industrial installations since 1992.

Most companies are taking the responsibility for providing employee training programs on environmental issues. (e.g., The Qatar General Petroleum Corporation (QGPC) organizes training sessions to build environmental awareness for its employees.) Some have already implemented in-house training sessions for their line management and are planning to take it down to the lower levels of their operational hierarchy. All major companies have formed environmental protection sections or departments to look after and assess the environmental impacts of their operations.

Challenges

No information is available.

Capacity-building, Education, Training and Awareness-raising  

No information is available.

Information

No information is available.

Research and Technologies

No information is available.  

Financing

No information is available.

Cooperation

No information is available.

 

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This information was provided by the Government of to the fifth session of Qatar the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development. Last Update: June 1997.

SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL COMMUNITY

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FARMERS

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SCIENCE

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies   

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Decision Making: Legislation and Regulations 

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Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies and Plans  

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Decision-Making: Major Groups Involvement

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Programmes and Projects 

No information is available.

Status 

The Scientific and Applied Research Center (SARC) was set up within the University by Emiri Decree in 1980. The main purpose of the Center is for the support of scientific research and application of modern technology in the different sectors of development and economics, to keep abreast of international scientific advances. The objectives of the Center are basic research and the development of applied experiences in scientific, industrial and agricultural fields. In particular, it is to concentrate on industries already in operation in the State of Qatar and/or new industries needed for development, as well as the State's natural, agricultural and animal resources. SARC is to share in the transfer of technology and its applications to Qatar and to cooperate, in particular with organizations with a mutual interest in the following fields:

1. Industry

2. Agricultural and Animal Resources Research into:

3. Natural Resources and Ecology

4. Water

5. Energy Resources

6. Remote Sensing

7. Databank

Challenges

No information is available.

Capacity-building, Education, Training and Awareness-raising  

No information is available.

Information

No information is available.

Research and Technologies

No information is available.  

Financing

No information is available.

Cooperation

No information is available.

 

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INFORMATION

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INTERNATIONAL LAW

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies   

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Decision Making: Legislation and Regulations 

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Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies and Plans  

No information is available.

Decision-Making: Major Groups Involvement

No information is available.

Programmes and Projects

No information is available. 

Status 

There have been several international conventions within the past ten years. The signing of these conventions helps in promoting awareness of the people and shows the commitment of the Government towards managing the environment at national, regional and global levels. Qatar has signed a number of such conventions and is implementing these through national and regional programmes. The Arab Declaration on Environment and Development, signed in September, 1991 in Cairo under the auspices of the Council of Arab Ministers Responsible for Environment (CAMRE) was a major step in implementing these conventions at regional levels. It also called for providing adequate finances in the budget for national issues through human resources development and related programmes.

Challenges

No information is available.

Capacity-building, Education, Training and Awareness-raising  

No information is available.

Information

No information is available.

Research and Technologies 

No information is available. 

Financing

No information is available.

Cooperation

No information is available.

 

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This information was provided by the Government of Qatar to the fifth session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development. Last Update: June 1997.



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