The event will bring together local and international experts to share climate action knowledge and perspectives

Qatar’s climate challenges and how they can be tackled as the nation pursues a future built on sustainable development will be the focus of the first Qatar Climate Change Conference 2021, hosted and organised by Qatar Foundation.

The conference – sponsored by ExxonMobil Qatar – will see experts from across Qatar and the world discuss and debate actions that can be taken to mitigate the effects of climate change on the country and support leadership, businesses, industries, and people in facing up to the risks that rising global temperatures pose.

Qatar Climate Change Conference

Organised by Qatar Foundation with Al-Attiyah Foundation, the event will be held on 13 September and will bring together insights on climate change from the worlds of policymaking, industry and academia. It will identify and acknowledge potential climate actions and collaborations ahead of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties – COP26 – which will also be held later this year.

Urgent action to tackle climate change

Qatar Foundation COO Ghanim Hassan Al-Ibrahim said that urgent action to tackle climate change in the region is imperative, as temperatures are rising faster across the Middle East than in the rest of the world. The conference, he said is aimed at supporting Qatar’s goal of sustainable development and climate action efforts, which include the country’s commitment to the Paris Agreement.

It will be a platform for dialogue, ideas and action, as global climate change experts, stakeholders, and policymakers come together to make change happen on this critical issue happen.

Through the conference, citizens and residents in Qatar will learn more about Qatar’s current and upcoming climate change actions.

Hosted by Qatar Foundation – which, in research, education, and policy, is committed to supporting the sustainable development of Qatar through leading by example – this is an opportunity to benefit from climate change information and insight specifically tailored to Qatar’s environment, economy and society.

We hope it will empower people to enhance their understanding of why sustainability matters and how they can make it a central element of their lives.

ExxonMobil Qatar President and General Manager Dominic Genetti said that ExxonMobil is honoured and pleased to partner with Qatar Foundation and Al-Attiyah Foundation on the Qatar Climate Change Conference.

We are committed to helping further Qatar’s Sustainability Strategy and look forward to both sharing ExxonMobil’s significant experience in low carbon solutions, and to being part of important discussions on pathways to a lower-carbon future.

Local and international experts

The conference will feature Qatar-based representatives from various government agencies, private companies and academic institutions:

International experts from the World Economic Forum, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the European Roundtable on Climate Change and Sustainable Transition, Verra, the Embassy of Sweden, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea, Natural Capital Partners, and the Global Green Growth Institute will also join.

Discussions will cover three core topics: Qatar’s national climate change action and policy; climate change mitigation and adaptation in Qatar; and the carbon market and pricing in Qatar, including the role of the public and private sector in enabling this market to support the nation’s efforts to tackle climate change.

Attendance is by invitation only but all sessions will be recorded and will be available on qf.org.qa after the conference.


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