Doha, Qatar, August 1, 2017: Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC) has announced that Qatar Sustainability Week 2017 will be under the patronage of his Excellency the Prime Minister & Minister of Interior, Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani. The week-long initiative, which hosts numerous sustainability events across the country, will take place from October 28 - November 4.
Aims to Engage Wider Community in Sustainability – Oriented Activities
Qatar Sustainability Week grants stakeholders from the public and private sectors an opportunity to promote the nation’s sustainability vision and address society’s understanding of and attitude towards the concept. It will also highlight the key role the wider community plays in advancing Qatar’s long-term ‘green’ agenda.
Highlighting QGBC’s contributions to Qatar’s sustainability vision, Engineer Meshal Al Shamari, Director, QGBC, said: “It is an honour and a privilege for QGBC to get his Excellency, the Prime Minister’s support for Qatar Sustainability Week 2017. QGBC has made tremendous strides in advancing Qatar’s sustainable development goals and the launch of Qatar Sustainability Week last year was a notable achievement for QGBC and a significant nationwide event. This initiative plays a crucial role in raising awareness among the wider community, while showcasing the progress Qatar has made in the areas of sustainability and green buildings.”
The inaugural Qatar Sustainability Week in 2016 was a resounding success with more than 10,000 members of the public attending over 100 events held across three cities in Qatar.
Commenting on the work of QGBC, a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), Al Shamari added: “This year bears a special significance for QGBC and Qatar’s sustainability industry as we will be rolling out our newest initiative, ‘Green Life’, the world’s first sustainability loyalty program. Leading up to Qatar Sustainability Week 2017, residents, organizations and businesses in Qatar will have the opportunity to attend a series of exciting events, and we encourage everyone to join us.”
Qatar Green Building Conference 2017, the week’s flagship event, will also run from October 29 - 31. The third edition of the conference will bring together industry leaders and sustainability experts to address and showcase their innovative solutions to Qatar’s, as well as the region’s, environmental challenges.