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Cover for Qatar’s Natural Sustainability: Plans, Perceptions, and Pitfalls
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dc.date.accessioned2013-06-06T09:41:41Zen
dc.date.available2013-06-06T09:41:41Zen
dc.date.created2012en
dc.date.issueden
dc.identifier.issn2072-5957en
dc.identifier.otherAPT-BAG: georgetown.edu.10822_558216.tar;APT-ETAG: 4d2e47884efb50c890b909af7402df21en
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dc.descriptionCIRS publishes original research on a variety of topics of relevance to the Middle East in general and to the Gulf region in particular.en
dc.description.abstractThis paper analyzes Qatar’s present and future challenges relating to natural resources and environmental sustainability through the concept of “natural sustainability,” which is defined as the use of natural resources in a way that ensures prosperity for humans and the environment, presently and in the future. By doing so, it proposes an alternative standpoint on sustainable development. The paper asks three broad questions: How is the relationship between development, economy, and the environment understood by different actors in Qatar? What implications do these different views have for planning and definition of desired outcomes in the areas of natural resource use and environmental sustainability? What can a more environment-centered focus contribute toward solving the existing unsustainabilities of development in Qatar and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)? By refocusing attention from the economy and growth to the environment and its limits; and from technology and efficiency to institutions, people, and resourcefulness, Qatar and the GCC states might be able to avoid an impending collapse stemming from their fast exacerbating natural unsustainability.en
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dc.publisherCenter for International and Regional Studiesen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesOccasional Papers;11en
dc.subjectSustainabilityen
dc.subjectQataren
dc.subjectEnvironmenten
dc.subjectNatural Sustainabilityen
dc.titleQatar’s Natural Sustainability: Plans, Perceptions, and Pitfallsen
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