Qatar

From Wikipedia: Qatar has proven reserves of oil and natural gas. Qatar tops the list of the world’s richest countries by Forbes. In 2010, Qatar had the world’s highest GDP per capita, while the economy grew by 19%, the fastest in the world. The main drivers for this rapid growth are attributed to ongoing increases in production and exports of liquefied natural gas, oil, petrochemicals, and related industries. Qatar has the second-highest human development in the Arab World after the United Arab Emirates. In 2009, Qatar was the United States’ fifth-largest export market in the Middle East, trailing behind the U.A.E., Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt. Most of Triple Pundit’s coverage of Qatar is by Leon Kaye.

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Qatar World Cup Proves to Be Costly for Migrant Workers

As FIFA President Sepp Blatter steps down amidst corruption allegations, trouble continues for laborers in Qatar -- the controversial host country of the…
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Access to Mobile Phones Opens Opportunities for Women in Burma

In Burma, one telecommunications company, Ooredoo, has partnered with various organizations to empower women by expanding access to mobile phones.
Qatar, CSR in Emerging Markets, Doha, corporate social responsibility, CSR, expatriates, Vodafone, Doha Bank, Qatar Foundation, Leon Kaye

CSR in Qatar: Youth and Health Are a Start

A comfortable standard of living and high incomes do not mean a country is free of social problems--nevertheless, the dynamic atmosphere infectious in…
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CSR In Emerging Markets: Making a Difference for Children in the Gulf Region

Triple Pundit launches our CSR in Emerging Markets series: we start today with the UAE.
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Is Al Gore a Hypocrite for Selling Current TV To Al Jazeera?

Last week Qatar-based Al Jazeera Media Network announced that it will acquire Al Gore's American cable news channel Current TV.
Qatar, Middle East, sustainability, water-energy nexus, water scarcity, water stewardship, clean energy, renewable energy, solar, solar power, solar energy, Leon Kaye, Doha

How Leaders and Citizens Can Learn From Qatar’s Focus on the Water-Energy Nexus

Qatar's policies offer lessons on how countries can develop a strategy to cope with the ever-complicated energy-water nexus.
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The Top 10 Water Issues of 2012

The top 10 water issues of 2012 include fracking, toilet technology, the global land grab, supply chain challenges and improved sanitation.
Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, UAE, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Solar, Doha, solar power, solar energy, clean energy, renewables, gulf states, Middle East, Leon Kaye, Robert Kennedy, Adnan Amin, International Renewable Energy Agency, COP18, climate change, climate volatility, Arab Spring, renewable energy

Are Saudi Arabia and Qatar The New Titans of Solar?

Saudi Arabia claims it will invest $109 billion in order to generate 30% of its domestic energy needs by 2032, and Qatar is…
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Why Qatar Is The Right Choice to Host COP18

It would be easy to question why COP18 should be held in Qatar, a nation built upon petroleum and natural gas riches. But…
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The Global Land Grab, The Next Human Rights Challenge For Business

For five years, companies and governments have acquired or signed long term leases for land in Africa, Latin America and SE Asia with…
Construction site at Dubai Pearl, another mega-development and mega-employer along the Gulf

In Dubai, CSR Could Use More S as In Social

With the growing interest in sustainability and corporate social responsibility emerging in Dubai, leadership on workers' rights will make the "S" in CSR…
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Arabian Architecture: Green Building’s Foundation in Doha and the Middle East

Msheireb Properties is building a 35-hectare project in Doha, Qatar, that will infuse traditional Arabian architecture with modern green building techniques.
Dubai Fountain & Burj Khalifa, courtesy Leon Kaye

Desalination a Barrier to Improved Sustainability in the Gulf Region

Desalination has been the answer to the rapid development of the Arabian Gulf region. But as Leon Kaye explains, the wasteful consumption of…
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From Detroit to Doha, Citizens Are Building a Greener Economy

My recent stay in Detroit and current trip to Doha have opened my eyes to how citizens are taking matters into their own…

The 10 Emerging Sustainable Cities to Watch in 2012

Whether they benefit from visionary leaders, flourishing social enterprise, or commitment from community activists, the following 10 cities are well worth a visit…