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MIA becomes Asia’s first carbon neutral museum

The Museum of Islamic Art (MIA), the first museum in the MENA area and in Asia to achieve carbon neutrality, has achieved the internationally recognised carbon neutral accreditation after meeting its mitigation goals in accordance with Qatar’s National Climate Change Action Plan 2030.

MIA underwent extensive audits to measure and confirm the GHG emissions connected with the facility’s operations and services in order to obtain the status of carbon neutrality. An awarding ceremony was held at the museum to recognise the accomplishment in the presence of senior members of Qatar Museums, Det Norske Veritas (DNV) in its capacity as the verifying organisation, and the Gulf Organisation for Research & Development (GORD), which collaborated on the project as an advisory partner to support it in achieving carbon neutrality for a one-year reporting period beginning in 2021.

The event’s director of facilities management, Eng. Dhabya Jamal Sayar, said the following: “Climate change has emerged as one of the greatest challenges faced by the world today and adverse effects are visible across globe and in Qatar. Qatar Museums, being a leading organization in Qatar, has embarked on a journey of low carbon transformation of its museums.”

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