The 2030 World Cup will be hosted in Qatar. As they’ve long been deemed an impossibility, Qatar had to overcome a lot of obstacles to make this possible, such as their hot climate and historical beliefs.
At first, the reaction to the announcement Qatar is hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup was mixed. Today, it’s arguable that there is now a general level of excitement for the event.
Qatar has committed to helping the GCC lead by example. In 20 years, they want to make Qatar a global society while providing a higher standard of living for their citizens.
The Qatar National Vision 2030 is a prime example of the nation’s commitment; this government initiative aims to transform the country into a global society that provides a better life.
It’s not just the economy that is prompting this list of traditional building blocks. There are societal developments and changes in welfare, which means we need to take tangible steps to modernize traditions while also preserving them for future generations.
To help mitigate the effects of rapid growth and encourage equitable access to opportunity in a growing labor force, the roadmap calls for managing growth and controlling expansion for equitable access to opportunity within the community.
Gender equality and female empowerment are important to the Qatar government. Leaders have been promoting it abroad as well as at home. This is included in their plan, which also includes social development and economic growth. They’re using next-generation initiatives like environmental conservation and management to do this.
The World Cup speaks to the Qatar National Vision 2030. In accordance with the common practice of host nations, the Qatari Organizing Committee chose not to ignore calls to action by certain organizations to address living conditions for migrant workers.
The Qatari committee also has made some ambitious promises, such as a carbon-neutral World Cup. They’re looking to offset all the GHGs generated throughout the tournament by reducing emissions and investing in renewable energy.
For example, traveling to World Cup stadiums will be much easier than it has been in the past. This year, you won’t have to take any internal flights. The transportation system during this World Cup is a metro paired with over one thousand electric buses, as well as a fully operational solar power plant. These amenities will stay after the World Cup ends and provide up to 10% of Qatar’s energy needs.
With all the reasons to believe in Qatar 2022, it’s hard to imagine the World Cup will be anything less than a game-changer for the nation.