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.

The Global Land Grab, The Next Human Rights Challenge For Business

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In Dubai, CSR Could Use More S as In Social

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Arabian Architecture: Green Building’s Foundation in Doha and the Middle East

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From Detroit to Doha, Citizens Are Building a Greener Economy

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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…

Resilience: The Next Big Word for 2012

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World Petroleum Congress in Qatar This Week Will Be Carbon Neutral

This week in Doha, Qatar, over 12,000 attendees will gather for the triennial World Petroleum Congress (WPC), which promises to be carbon neutral.