The Ministry of Environment is the body responsible for environmental protection and legislation in the State of Qatar. It was originally known as the Supreme Council for the Environment & Natural Reserves which was established to protect the environment of Qatar and support the development and sustainability of the country’s living and non-living natural resources. The key law for the environment is Law No. 30 of 2002 for Environment Protection. This aims to protect and conserve the environment and its natural balance, combat pollution, and to protect biodiversity, society & human health. A list of environmental laws and regulations is available on the Ministry of Environment’s website.

Environmental laws and regulations

The Qatar Sustainability Assessment System (QSAS) is a green building certification system developed for the State of Qatar and has been utilised since 2009. QSAS consists of a series of sustainable categories and criteria, measuring different aspects of a project’s environmental impact.

GSAS Overview