On the evening of Tuesday, July 18, 2023, the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, along with the Mitsubishi Research Institute, signed the joint statement concerning the consultancy project for Qatar’s Carbon Credit Plan.
This occurred on the sidelines of the reception hosted by the Japanese Embassy in Doha, in honor of Mr. Fumio Kishida, the Prime Minister of Japan, and the accompanying delegation.
Representing the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change in the signing was Engineer Ahmed Mohammed Al-Sada, Assistant Undersecretary for Climate Change Affairs. On behalf of the Mitsubishi Research Institute, Mr. Takashi Morisaki, Chairman of the Institute’s Board of Directors, was present.
This project comes within the context of the efforts of the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change towards studying possible options to enhance what has been outlined in the Paris Agreement and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The focus is on suitable systems for carbon credit exchange and achieving emission reduction goals that countries worldwide aim to commit to through nationally determined contributions, whether through international collaboration or other relevant approaches.
The consultancy project for Qatar’s carbon credit plan contributes to achieving the goals of Qatar’s National Climate Action Plan and its nationally determined contributions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by the year 2030, compared to the business-as-usual scenario in the same year. This target is one of the prominent and ambitious objectives in the region.