COP18 President visits Saudi Arabia Pavilion, meets environmental sustainability experts

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The Pavilion of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at the
UN Climate Change Conference 2012 (COP18) in Qatar, today hosted His
Excellency Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, President of COP18/CMP8.

The visit was conducted as part of the inauguration ceremonies for the
Qatar Sustainability Expo, where His Excellency was received by Mr. Khalid
Abuleif, Sustainability Advisor to the Saudi Minister of Petroleum and Mineral
Resources and Chief Negotiator for Climate Agreements.

His Excellency Al-Attiyah was accompanied by His Excellency Dr.
Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Sada, Minister of Energy and Industry and United
Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Executive
Secretary Christiana Figueres.

The Qatar Sustainability Expo, held at the Doha Exhibition Center, runs
parallel to the United Nations 2012 Climate Change Conference, COP 18/
CMP8, offering delegates and the general public the opportunity to experience
the latest in environmental sustainability solutions and technology.

The Saudi Arabia Pavilion, covering a staggering 2,000 square meter
space within the exhibition hall and made mostly of environmentally
friendly materials, provides a glimpse into the Kingdom’s progress towards

H.E. Al-Attiyah was given a comprehensive tour of the Saudi Arabia Pavilion,
where he was introduced to energy, technology and environmental specialists
who offered him an outline of the Pavilion’s activities and Saudi Arabia’s
various initiatives.

Under the theme of “Managing energy for a sustainable future”, the
pavilion is split into five sections: “Carbon Management and Energy
Technologies”, “Energy Efficiency”, “Energy Sustainability,” “Renewable
Energy” and “Clean Fuel and Gas Recovery, Flare Management and

Each of these areas includes leading subject matter experts available to
speak with interested parties about the latest developments within the five
themes, and share examples of Saudi Arabia’s vision for a cleaner, brighter and better future.

The seven Saudi companies and organizations showcasing their latest
achievements and projects are: Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco),
Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), King Abdullah City for Atomic
and Renewable Energy (K.A.CARE), King Abdullah University of Science
and Technology (KAUST), King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology
(KACST), Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu (RCJY), and Clean
Development Mechanism, KSA DNA – Designated National Authority.

Saudi Arabia invites all country delegates, media, and the people of Qatar to
experience the Kingdom’s progress and expertise in managing energy, and its
efforts to contribute to a sustainable future.