The project has generated a great deal of press coverage around the world, and we’ve reported on it from its beginnings, and also featured a video explaining its design, which is inspired, rather aptly, by camels’ nostrils.
In the run-up to COP18, Qatar has been eager to show that it’s committed to improving its green credentials.
We’ve reported on efforts to increase recycling (ahead of the construction of a recycling plant), water efficient tree planting systems, and the development of organic gardens in Msheireb Downtown. Qatar has also sought the advice of environment consultant Matthias Gelber, dubbed “The Greenest Person on the Planet” by 3rdWhale, an environmentally focused Canadian company.
A survey carried out by the newspaper Al Sharq last month found, however, that 97% of Qatar’s residents believe not enough is being done to punish those who violate the country’s environmental laws.