Earthna Launches Week-Long Campaign for Qatar’s Sustainability Vision
To engage the community to promote and encourage sustainable living, the 8th edition of Qatar Sustainability Week (QSW) has been launched by Earthna Center for a Sustainable Future (Earthna), a member of Qatar Foundation, in partnership with the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MoECC).
The campaign, which runs until this Saturday, 11 November, brings together government and private sector organisations, businesses and the local community to deliver and participate in sustainability-related activities, events and initiatives.
Minister of Environment and Climate Change, HE Faleh Bin Nasser Bin Ahmed Bin Ali Al Thani, stressed the importance of taking a collective approach to sustainable action.
The minister said that Qatar is on a journey towards a more sustainable and resilient future aligned with Qatar National Vision 2030, which he said is not just about protecting the environment but also about building a society that values sustainability as a way of life.
As we embark on this exciting week of activities, I encourage you all to actively engage, learn, discuss, and share your ideas. Sustainability is a collaborative effort, and your participation is crucial.
During the event, Earthna Executive Director Dr Gonzalo Castro de la Mata spoke about the added benefit of Qatar hosting Expo 2023 Doha with this year’s edition of QSW. He said that the Expo was established to inspire the international community to explore and adopt impactful desertification mitigation solutions, especially within hot and arid countries such as Qatar.
And here in Qatar, we understand that tackling climate change, enhancing sustainability and preserving our environment requires creative and forward-thinking solutions.
However, he added that sustainability is not just about technology but about people, about education, awareness and community engagement. He said that this is why QSW is so important.
The event was attended by representatives from QSW co-hosts, the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change and strategic partners, including the Ministry of Municipality (Al Wakra), the Ministry of Sports and Youth, Expo 2023 Doha, Qatar Museums, Gulf Warehousing Co, the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, Katara Hospitality, Qatar Rail, Kahramaa’s Tarsheed, Msheireb Properties, One Tide, United Development Company, Al Meera and the British Council.
This year’s community partners include DEAP Qatar Conservation, Enbat Holdings, LuLu Hypermarket, KidZania, Rayyan Water, Doha College, Masraf Al Rayan, Sanad Members Club, CCI France Qatar, Qatar Post and #bigbmeetup. Marhaba Qatar is one of the event’s media partners.
For more information and to take part in this year’s events, visit qatarsustainabilityweek.com.
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