'Sustainability Zone' initiative launched in Kahramaa Awareness Park for World Cup fans
08 Dec 2022News
The "Sustainability Zone" initiative in the Kahramaa Awareness Park was launched by Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa), in cooperation with the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) to introduce the FIFA World Cup fans to the environmental sustainability efforts associated with hosting the tournament. The 'Sustainability Zone' initiative will help fans be briefed on the various projects, initiatives and operations led by Kahramaa and the SC in the field of sustainability and combating climate change over the past ten years.
The display of a mural was shown at the opening telling the history of electricity and water in Qatar and the launch of Carbon Zone and climate change in the park's inner building, which includes a dome that displays the climate change impacts and the danger of carbon emissions to life, along with a number of educational devices to educate visitors on how to calculate their carbon footprint, and explain the elements of a healthy, balanced and sustainable lifestyle, in an interactive, entertaining and educational manner. The activities and sections of the 'Sustainability Zone' are designed to raise the level of environmental awareness among attendees, by introducing them to the latest methods, practices and technologies used to increase energy efficiency, rationalize consumption, and reduce carbon emissions, and inform them of various initiatives aimed at protecting the environment and contributing to the achievement of sustainability goals in a bid to reach carbon neutrality.
The zone included a section dedicated to recycling, in cooperation with the Seashore Company, where it presents modern recycling mechanisms, arts and other related initiatives. A variety of sustainability products are also available in the Sustainability Bazaar.
The President of Kahramaa, HE Issa bin Hilal Al Kuwari, said that this initiative represents an opportunity to inform the world of the great efforts made by the State of Qatar to achieve environmental sustainability, within the framework of the objectives of the Qatar National Vision 2030 and Qatar National Strategy for Environment and Climate Change 2021-2026. HE added that the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 hosting represented a great opportunity to push sustainability efforts forward and accelerate the transition to renewable energy sources and less harmful carbon emissions, as sustainability and carbon neutrality were among the main axes in the World Cup bid.
Kahramaa Chairman hailed the joint work and fruitful partnership with the SC, pointing out that the initiative's first and main section is devoted to reviewing the SC's efforts, in cooperation with KAHRAMAA in this context. This includes displaying 3D models of World Cup stadiums, all their sustainability aspects, and initiatives with several sustainability partners in the State of Qatar, such as the Seashore Group's plastic recycling initiative, and other initiatives related to energy efficiency, renewable energy, and electric vehicles.
Secretary-General of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) HE Hassan Al Thawadi said that Kahramaa played a part in the success of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, by providing the competition with its electricity and water needs. He expressed his delight with the launch of the sustainability zone, adding that he expects it to play a part in informing visitors of all of SC's achievements in the field of sustainability.
The Kahramaa Awareness Park is open until December 18, 2022. It operates from 8 am to noon, and then from 4 pm to 8 pm.