Qatar is a signatory to the Kyoto protocol. If the country is to continue its economic development while at the same time diminish its emissions of Greenhouse Gases, then it will need to invest into the field of renewable energy. The QNFSP seeks sustainable and environmentally-friendly solutions to protect Qatar's environment in alignment with the QNV:
"The environmental pillar will be increasingly important as Qatar is forced to deal with local environmental issues, such as the impact of diminishing water and hydrocarbon resources, and the effects of pollution and environmental degradation, as well as international environmental issues such as the potential impact of global warming on water levels in Qatar and thereby on coastal urban development."
The QNV further adds that Qatar will seek:
"Preserving and protecting the environment, including air, land, water and biological diversity, through:
- An environmentally aware population that values the preservation of the natural heritage of Qatar and its neighboring states
- An agile and comprehensive legal system that protects all elements of the environment, responding quickly to challenges as they arise
- Effective and sophisticated environmental institutions that build and strengthen public awareness about environmental protection, and encourage the use of environmentally sound technologies"
As the QNFSP will be addressing the issue of Food Security through innovative and environmentally friendly solutions at a regional level, it will be taking "a proactive and significant regional role in assessing the impact of climate change and mitigating its negative impacts, especially on countries of the Gulf." In this manner, the QNFSP will be fulfilling another of the goals of the QNV:
"Encouragement of regional cooperation to put in place preventative measures to mitigate the negative environmental effects of pollution arising from development activities."
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