MINISTER OF MUNICIPALITY AND ENVIRONMENT LAUNCHES QATAR SUSTAINABILITY WEEK 2017

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HE Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Rumaihi, Minister of Municipality and Environment

Qatar Green Building Council, a member of Qatar Foundation, Initiative Held Under Patronage Of HE The Prime Minister And Minister Of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani.

HE Muhammad bin Abdullah Al Rumaihi, Minister of Municipality and Environment, has launched Qatar Green Building Council’s (QGBC) Qatar Sustainability Week (QSW) 2017.

Engineer Meshal Al Shamari, Director, QGBC, said: “The effectiveness of Qatar Sustainability Week 2017 is determined by the active participation of the various partners from both the private and public sectors.”

Qatar Sustainability Week (QSW)

QSW is a week-long event held under the patronage of HE Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, taking place from October 28 to November 4.

“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 the supporting partners and look forward to welcoming Qatar’s residents to the variety of events taking place throughout the week,” said Al Shamari.

The opening of QSW 2017 included the start of one of the week’s most prominent events: the third edition of the QGBC, held under the patronage of HE Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani, Vice Chairperson and CEO of Qatar Foundation (QF), at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC).

Mohammed Abdulaziz Al Naimi, Chief Operations Officer, QF, said: “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 in an opportunity to remind residents and visitors that sustainability must be an integral part of our day-to-day lives.”

The conference brings together industry leaders and sustainability experts to address and showcase their innovative solutions to Qatar’s and the region’s most pressing environmental challenges. The conference will run from October 29-30, and will feature a range of sessions covering three inclusive themes: ‘Future Sustainable Cities’, ‘Green Business is Good Business’, and ‘Sustainability as a Lifestyle’.

Foster a culture of sustainability

QSW is designed to actively engage Qatar’s 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.

QSW 2017 will host a number of activities, including a bridge-building competition, a photography competition, and a beach and desert clean-up, as well as the renowned Qatar Sustainability Awards.

Key sponsors attending the opening included: Msheireb Properties, Platinum Sponsor of QSW; Arab Engineering Bureau, QGBC Conference Sponsor; Tadmur Holding, Qatar Sustainability Awards Sponsor; Atelier 101, Technology Sponsor; Intelligence Qatar, Knowledge Sponsor; Frame Qatar, Report Sponsor; and Vodafone Qatar, Communications Partner.

For more information about QGBC, visit www.qatargbc.org.