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Sustainable Qatar

Social, Political and Environmental Perspectives

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  • Tackles the future of sustainability in Qatar
  • Provides broad coverage of sustainability including political, environmental, and human dimensions
  • Presents calls to action through recommended policy options
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Part of the book series: Gulf Studies (GS, volume 9)

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About this book

This open access book provides a topical overview of the key sustainability issues in Qatar, focusing on environmental sustainability from a socio-political perspective. The transition to a sustainable Qatar requires engagement with diverse areas of social-political, human, and environmental development. On the environmental aspects, the contributors address climate change, food security, water reuse and desalination, energy, and biodiversity. The socio-political section examines state strategy and regulation, the place of environmental law and geopolitics and sustainability innovators and catalysts. The human section considers economics, sustainability education, the knowledge economy, and waste management. In doing so, the book demarcates the ways in which the country encounters and grapples with significant challenges and delves into the range of options for future pathways to sustainability in Qatar. Relevant to policymakers and scholars in energy and environment, urban and developmental studies, as well as the arenas of politics, climate change and policy, this book is a landmark collection on environmental policy in the Gulf and beyond.

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Table of contents (20 chapters)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar

    Logan Cochrane

  • Gulf Studies Program, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar

    Reem Al-Hababi

About the editors

Logan Cochrane is Associate Professor in the College of Public Policy at HBKU and an Adjunct Professor at Hawassa University. His research includes diverse geographic and disciplinary foci, covering broad thematic areas of food security, climate change, social justice and governance.

Reem Al-Hababi is a PhD student in the Gulf Studies Program at Qatar University. She holds a Master of Public Policy from HBKU.

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