Business leaders, practitioners, policy makers, researchers and scholars are gathering in Doha to attend this year’s edition of Qatar Sustainability Summit (QSS) on 27 and 28 October at The St. Regis Doha. The mega event is being launched as the nation’s flagship sustainability initiative under the patronage of HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of Qatar.
The agenda is simple – drive climate actions and find ways forward to a sustainable future.
As co-organiser of the summit, the Gulf Organisation for Research & Development (GORD) has convened experts from all over the world to share insights, best practices and knowledge on multiple facets of sustainability. QSS will consolidate GORD’s annual Sustainability Summit with other green events for a joint opening ceremony in the presence of Engineer Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Subaie, Minister of Municipality and Environment.
In line with Qatar National Vision 2030, QSS is aimed to ramp up efforts towards climate change. With extreme weather events surfacing across the globe, climate change has come under global spotlight as a burning issue. The upcoming event will look at environmental challenges through a regional lens, while also sparking debates on ways forward to pursue sustainable development.
This year, GORD has revealed ‘Destination Green’ as the overarching theme of its sessions that will encompass five key areas: built environment, earthly resources, energy and industries, transportation and green businesses. These five areas have been carefully thought out to cover a wide spectrum including the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) set by the United Nations.
Not Just a Matter of Global Concern
Highlighting the regional significance of Qatar Sustainability Summit, GORD’s Founding Chairman, Dr Yousef Alhorr said they are honoured to be part of Qatar Sustainability Summit. He said that sustainability is not just a matter of global concern, but also a pivotal pillar of Qatar National Vision 2030.
GORD’s Sustainability Summit was introduced as a launchpad of knowledge dissemination and action to drive sustainable development in the region. Over the years, we have witnessed a paradigm shift in ways organisations approach sustainability. This transformation truly represents the fruits of our labour. Today, it is heartwarming to see leading organisations join hands in efforts to promote sustainability. We sincerely thank all our partners for their collaboration in presenting Qatar Sustainability Summit.’
As the summit’s co-organiser, GORD will be joined by prominent organisations in the public and private sectors.
A number of regional and international organisations will also be signing cooperation agreements with GORD during the opening ceremony for joint ventures on sustainable development. GORD will also present sustainability awards to projects and organisations that have demonstrated sustainability best practices over the years.
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