Carbon footprint is a method to measure the impact of human activities on the environment and is a lead cause of global warming. Our lifestyle determines the magnitude of the impact. Our goal is to cultivate behaviors that have less impact on the environment we live and depend on. To do so, we must measure the impact of each household on the environment. This month-long campaign is to encourage high-school students across Qatar to participate in this survey. This anonymous survey collects detailed data about everything you consume at your home. You have to fill the survey on the below website, and it will give instant results of your household carbon footprint. The results will be compared with global and national averages, and it will tell if you are living within a fair share of carbon footprint. AYCMQ, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Ministry of Public Health, Supreme Committee and Delivery and Legacy and UNESCO are conducting this joint study to understand better the consumption profile of the diverse community in Qatar to create effective education and awareness campaigns.
Households, industries and businesses are the three major units of the economy. All units contribute to national emissions, some more than others.
AYCMQ’s target is to engage with the communities to reduce household carbon footprint. Proceeding this campaign, ACYMQ will collect data from the households through surveys, identify the potential areas of concern (high emission sources), and work with the community to develop innovative, creative and feasible solutions. In addition, we will not only explore wider barriers and challenges in implementing solutions and behavioural changes, but also assess a broad range of current research and practice demonstrating how these can be overcome. Therefore, this will be an ongoing campaign targeted at different levels and age groups to reduce household carbon footprint. Effective technical solutions and behavioural changes that can leverage change will be documented and policy recommendations will be proposed and promoted effectively to the policy makers and concerned authorities