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Focus Day 1 - Green Hospitality for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

Start Date/Time:
01/11/20 12:00 PM Download ICS File
End Date/Time:
01/11/20 4:00 PM
QGBC Events

Date: Sunday 1 November 2020
Time: 12.00 - 3.00 PM Doha Time (GMT +3)

Organizing the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar represent a great opportunity to accelerate and effectively drive the implementation of a sustainability-conscious development in Qatar. the Carbon Neutral mega event can help in realizing a tangible and lasting impact on several business sectors especially those that are hospitality related.

In May 2017, Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC), was accepted by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) to oversee the national management of the ‘Green Key’ program in Qatar. Hospitality establishments in Qatar are able to obtain the internationally recognized environmental sustainability certification through QGBC, which oversees the national management of the ‘Green Key’ program in Qatar. The comprehensive guidelines to obtain Green Key certification provides a clear path for the sector to follow and achieve their sustainability goals during operation in addition to meeting the requirements of the Qatar Tourism Authority new classification system.

The Green Key award is a leading standard of excellence in the field of environmental responsibility and sustainable operation within the tourism industry. The Green Key eco-label for tourism facilities has been in existence for more than 20 years and has thus far certified more than 2900 hotels and hospitality establishments in 57 countries based on criteria including staff and environmental management, energy efficiency, water conservation, green activities, indoor environment, green areas, and corporate social responsibility.

QGBC is partnering to collaborate with the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) and the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 LLC to guide and encourage sustainable operation practices, in FIFA World Cup 2022-related accommodation and hospitality sectors. The focus day will highlight the ongoing efforts among the local stakeholders in promoting a greener hospitality sector in Qatar and the FIFA World CUP Qatar 2022 as legacy driver for the sector.


12.00 – 12.15            Welcome Notes by QGBC and FIFA World Cup 2020

12.20 – 13.30            Executive Opening Panel
                                - Qatar, a greener tourist destination pre, during and post FIFA World
                                  Cup 2022.
                                - FIFA world cup 2022, the first Carbon neutral tournament
                                - Environmental responsibility and sustainable operation within the
                                  tourism sector

                                  Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy
                                  Qatar National Tourism Council
                                  Katara hospitality (TBC)
                                  FIFA World Cup 2022
                                  Qatar Green Building Council

13.30 – 13.45            Break

13.45 – 15.15            Workshop: Green Key Best Practices in Qatar
                                  Introduction Green Hospitality Publication and upcoming workshop series
                                  Green Key overview & international best practices
                                  Best practices for hotels, case studies from Qatar



This event is part of Qatar Sustainability Week 2020, go to www.qatarsustainabilityweek.com and register your pledge to make changes in your lifestyle for your health, wellbeing, economy, future, and the planet we live on