DOHA, Qatar – Environmentalists, academics, and sustainability experts will explore recent developments in Qatar’s sustainability agenda, at the Qatar Green Building Conference 2016 in Doha, later this year.

The conference will take place on Nov 13-15, at Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC).

The annual conference holds special significance, as it coincides with the 22nd Session of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22), taking place in Morocco on Nov 7-18, where world leaders will discuss solutions to greenhouse emissions and global warming.

Focusing on three overarching themes: ‘Future Sustainable Cities’, ‘Green Business is Good Business’ and ‘Sustainability as a Lifestyle’, the conference will tackle some of the key environmental and social sustainability challenges in Qatar and beyond.

Meshal Al Shamari, QGBC Director, said, “We would like to achieve multiple goals at this year’s conference, in line with the national and global sustainability agenda. Qatar has introduced a number of key measures, to reduce its carbon footprint, which include investing in renewable energy resources, green buildings, and public awareness campaigns. This conference provides us with an opportunity to review the progress of these sustainability initiatives and create an action plan for the future.”

This year’s conference will also mark the launch of Qatar Sustainability Week 2016, a QGBC initiative, that promotes the nation’s sustainability vision, as well as, community engagement among relevant stakeholders. Qatar Sustainability Week 2016 will showcase the efforts of Qatar’s public and private sectors, in achieving the nation’s sustainable development goals.

He added, “As yet another step to acknowledging sustainability challenges facing Qatar and identifying the possible solutions, we invite all interested parties and individuals to participate in Qatar Sustainability Week, by attending one of the events taking place, organising an activity, or endorsing the initiative.”

Source: Nam News Network