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Texas A&M at Qatar faculty contributes to book on sustainability in Qatar

Published Jan 16, 2023

Dr. Dhabia Al Mohannadi, Research Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University at Qatar has contributed a chapter to the book Sustainable Qatar - Social, Political and Environmental Perspectives, a new open-access landmark collection on environmental policy in the Gulf region and beyond which  traces Qatar’s sustainability journey in its broad political, environmental, and human dimensions. The book highlights the commitment to research and sustainability in Qatar.

Sustainable Qatar provides a topical overview of the unique conditions, significant sustainability issues, and policy challenges for Qatar. With a foreword by His Excellency Faleh bin Nasser Al Thani, Qatar’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the book brings together diverse perspectives from 39 authors, including international and Qatar-based experts, academics, scientists, policy experts, and practitioners working on sustainability issues. 

Dr. Al Mohannadi’s chapter, ‘Qatar in the Energy Transition: Low Carbon Economy Challenges and Opportunities' is co-authored with Sara Al Mohannadi from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, London, UK. The chapter provides a background on energy transition elements, Qatar’s efforts locally and internationally in the transition to a low carbon economy and highlights the opportunities and vulnerabilities for Qatar to build resilience.

She said: “In order to achieve sustainability in Qatar, we need to have a holistic collaborative approach with all the key players. This book explores a multitude of areas of sustainability, and how different stakeholders can contribute to achieving that common goal. I am delighted to have published alongside other experts in energy and environment in Qatar.”

Published by Springer Singapore, the book was researched and edited by Dr. Logan Cochrane, Associate Professor at the College of Public Policy (CPP), Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), and Reem Al-Hababi, PhD student in the Gulf Studies Program at Qatar University, and an alumna of the Master of Public Policy program at CPP, who both contribute several chapters.  Contributing authors are affiliated to the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, Texas A&M at Qatar, Qatar University, Qatar Foundation (QF), HBKU, Qatar Environment & Energy Research Institute, Alliance of Biodiversity and International Center for Tropical Agriculture, Kenya; University College London; Duke Kunshan University, China; the University of Ottawa; and University of London (SOAS). 

Part of the Springer Nature Gulf Studies Book Series, Sustainable Qatar - Social, Political and Environmental Perspectives is freely available at