Case study: Good practices to minimise emissions in Doha (Qatar)
Good practices to minimise emissions in Doha (Qatar)
In 2017, FCC Construcción concluded the construction work for the railway lines in Doha (Qatar).
In this area, dust emissions increase in the summer because of the dryness of the soilm and elevated vehicle speeds.
Moreover some supplier´s vehicles keep their motors running while parked and fail to observe the speed limits, contributing to higher GHG emissions.
Different initiatives were carried out to solve this problem:
Access roads are watered to minimise dust particles; 20 km/h speed limits were stablished; vehicles carriying excavation materias were covered with tarpaulins (daily inspections and monthly assesments); air pollution awareness campaigns where carried out; and an incentive system was created to foster good practices in this regard amongst workers.
There was an enormous decrease in pollution and dust thanks to these initiatives, and we achieved the stablished target figures.
GHG emissions campaigns and training sucessfully helped reduce fuel consumption. This case demonstrates that better environmental results can be achieved through worker participation and motivation.