The Tarsheed campaign was launched 10 years ago by Kahramaa with the aim of empowering Qatari citizens and residents through information, awareness, encouragement and practical lifestyle suggestions, to reduce their daily consumption of water and electricity.
The initiative has undoubtedly encouraged all people in Qatar over the past 10 years to ensure that their homes, workplaces and lifestyles reflect a sustainable, efficient and environmentally friendly nation.
Yesterday, the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, HE Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani, attended the 10th anniversary celebration of the National Program for Energy Conservation and Efficiency (Tarsheed).
The mission of the Tarsheed campaign is to reduce the overall growth of Qatar’s resource consumption despite the natural growth of the nation and its industries.
The Tarsheed campaign has helped ensure that Qatar is able to meet some critical water and electricity conservation goals.
During the event, Minister of State for Energy Affairs H.E. Eng Saad Sherida Al Kaabi disclosed that Qatar saved over QR 4 billion in the second phase of Tarsheed.
In addition, the state has also reduced approximately 8,500 million kilograms of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere, an important sustainability goal for Qatar which plans to achieve a 25% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. greenhouse effect by 2030, according to the national action plan on climate change. .
Qatar National Vision 2030 aims to promote an advanced society capable of sustaining its development and providing a high standard of living for all.
Through the four interconnected pillars of human, social, economic and environmental development, this vision can be realized. A decade after its launch and two phases later, Tarsheed has propelled public participation to reduce daily water and electricity consumption, thereby reducing annual national per capita consumption levels and encouraging sustainable and eco-friendly practices. ‘environment.
Minister Al Kaabi stressed that efforts towards renewable energy, combating climate change and ensuring sustainable production and use of water and electricity would be the main objectives of the third phase which will run from 2022 to 2030.
Chairman of Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa), SE Eng. Essa bin Hilal Al Kuwari said the successes of phase two were due to the preparatory work of the previous stage, which defined the basic regulations on energy efficiency and sustainable use of resources.