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Qatar can become world leader in sustainable technology: expert

A leading expert in sustainable engineering has said that even though Qatar has the largest per capita carbon footprint in the world, it has the resources, leadership and vision to become a world leader in sustainable technology.

Keith Clarke, former chief executive of Atkins, the largest engineering consultancy in the UK, told  Gulf Times that Qatar's carbon footprint is not surprising given that energy is effectively free, and is located in a region with a challenging climate. He said the government and industrial sector are looking carefully at what the economy will be "beyond carbon", and are developing sustainable technologies and the accompanying "ethos and values" that can be exported to other countries facing similar challenges.

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