Minister of Municipality and Environment Muhammad Bin Abdullah Al Rumaihi officially opened Qatar Sustainability Week 2017 this Saturday, a week-long event organised by Qatar Green Building Council and held under the patronage of Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al Thani, Qatar Prime Minister and Minister of Interior. The event is until 4 November.

QSW 2017 opened with the gathering’s most prominent events: the Third Edition of the Qatar Green Building Conference at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC), under the patronage of Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani, Vice Chair and CEO of Qatar Foundation.

The conference brings together industry leaders and sustainability experts to address and showcase their innovative solutions to the most pressing environmental challenges in Qatar and the region. The conference will feature a range of sessions covering three inclusive themes: ‘Future Sustainable Cities’, ‘Green Business is Good Business’, and ‘Sustainability as a Lifestyle’.

QSW is designed to actively engage public and private sector organisations in a wide range of sustainability-oriented activities. The event aims to foster a culture of sustainability among residents and visitors, as well as to promote engagement from members of the community. This is in line with ultimately achieving the global sustainability goals outlined in Qatar National Vision 2030.

QF Chief Operations Officer Mohammed Abdulaziz Al Naimi said that Qatar Foundation has always placed sustainability firmly at the forefront of its agenda.

We are dedicated to educating and empowering the community to be part of a nationwide change. Qatar Green Building Council’s Sustainability Week is an opportunity to remind residents and visitors that sustainability must be an integral part of our day-to-day lives.’

QGBC Director Engineer Meshal Al Shamari said that the effectiveness of Qatar Sustainability Week 2017 is determined by the active participation of various partners from the private and public sectors.

QSW 2017 has more than 70 partners and 150 events. This initiative plays a crucial role in raising awareness among the wider community, while showcasing the incredible milestones Qatar has reached in the areas of sustainability and green buildings. We’re honoured to have the backing of all our partners and we look forward to welcoming Qatar residents to the variety of events taking place throughout the week.’

QSW 2017 will host a number of activities within the week including a Bridge-Building Competition, a Photography Competition, a Beach & Desert Clean-Up, and culminating in Qatar Sustainability Awards.

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