Hamad International Airport (HIA) has implemented many sustainability initiatives since its inception. It has taken up the mission to preserve Qatar’s environment by decreasing greenhouse gas emissions, reducing and recycling waste, managing noise, and controlling emissions to air and water. These initiatives have often been developed in collaboration with national stakeholders and contribute to the environmental development pillar of the Qatar National Vision 2030.

Since 2014, HIA has demonstrated its commitment to environmental sustainability by pledging to improve carbon efficiency per traffic unit to 30% by 2030. The airport has since established a continual decrease in overall CO2 emissions and has been certified at Level 3 by the Airport Council International’s Airport Carbon Accreditation programme. 

Recently, HIA, through MATAR, the Qatar Company for Airports Management andOperation, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) to develop and modernise the airport’s facilities by implementing effective methods of waste management. The MoU focuses on developing an integrated system for waste separation by safely transporting, recycling and disposing waste, whilst promoting environmental awareness, and a culture of sustainability, at Qatar’s award-winning airport.