More about 52 Weekly Challenges

SustainableQatar’s 52 weekly challenges – that is one challenge per week for a whole year themed by month – are Qatar-specific and Qatar-relevant opportunities for all residents to take actions in personal life, work, and within our communities. Building on these challenges week by week, by the end of the year a huge capacity for individual action can be achieved.

The intention of this project is to create actionable knowledge for every individual to engage and become an active collective participant in changing our environmental footprint into a positive handprint. Change is possible and together we can make a difference. 
YOU can support Qatar as it prepares to host the first-ever carbon-neutral FIFA World Cup in 2022! YOU can have a part in positioning Qatar as a leader in raising awareness towards a higher level of consciousness and momentum for climate action. We need massive changes globally and it starts with local initiatives!

What will be YOUR story in 2022? If a reporter approached you and asked about your carbon footprint and your contribution to a carbon-neutral FIFA World Cup? We hold the power and the magic within us!

Here is how

To participate, please read a weekly challenge to learn about the impact of our personal actions and why it matters to start living differently.  Then, simply follow the suggested alternative for better informed decision-making and get helpful ideas for reducing and/or eliminating carbon emissions in your personal life for cumulative effect. To show your personal commitment and to amplify the message, take a photo of your weekly action and post it on social media using hashtags #SustainableQATAR #52Challenges. 

To have real impact we must scale and that power lies within our daily actions, purchases, choices, habits and beliefs. These are in our direct control! So, what does ‘scale’ mean? One person participating may not make that big of a difference, but when everyone participates, we strive for impact. It’s a bit like MAGIC, like superpowers! Let’s have some fun together and harvest these superpowers for making the world a better place together.