Sustainable Doha

From Doha News:

An inaugural index by Dutch firm Arcadis has ranked Qatar among the least sustainable countries in the world, though the Gulf state fared slighly better among its regional peers, coming in third. The ARCADIS Sustainable Cities Index, carried out by the Centre for Economics and Business Research, a British third-party analysis and forecasting firm, examined 50 cities from 31 countries. To arrive at the findings, the survey ranked cities on the basis of three sub-categories – people, planet and profit – which corresponded to three dimensions of sustainability (social, environmental and economic). Doha was ranked 41st out of the 50 cities overall. For two of the categories, its scores were relatively average. In terms of social sustainability, including measures such as transportation infrastructure, health, education, income equality and green spaces, it came in 34th. And it ranked 30th in economic sustainability, based on factors such as public…

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