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Posted On: 25 September 2011 11:11 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:11 pm

Environmental exhibition gets QEERI support

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The organising committee of Qatar International Environment Protection and Sustainable Energy Exhibition & Conference (ecoQ) has announced the support of Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI) to the exhibition. QEERI is part of the Qatar Foundation. The exhibition will take place between October 16 and 18 at the Doha Exhibition Center. As a ‘research partner’ for ecoQ, QEERI joins a list of sponsors to support the event. The sponsors include the Ministry of Environment, the QCCI, the German Federation for Trade & Commerce AHK, Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute, Friends of e Environment Center in Qatar and Qatar National Commission for Education, Culture and Science, and Oxford Business Group. According to the exhibition organisers, QEERI is aiming to mitigate climate change and contaminants harmful to the environment as well as contaminants affecting humans while its environmental work is focusing on Qatar’s desert and marine ecologies, plant and animal life and air quality. QEERI also works on contaminants affecting humans and assesses issues such as lead and mercury levels in the environment, carbon emissions and other pollutants that pose risks for human health. Specific areas of study are likely to include fossil fuels, solar energy and fuel cells. ecoQ’S advisory committee chairman Dr Saif al Hajari stressed the importance of environmental research and studies in strategic planning to deal with current and future environment challenges. “Qatar is interested in and value scientific research and studies especially for the energy and environment sector. Climate changes and environmental challenges that we see are results of high pollution levels that effecting the environment directly or indirectly. It’s about time to activate the recommendations of many meetings and conferences that held to discuss global warming and climate changes,” he said. “Protecting the environment is a fundamental pillar of Qatar National Vision 2030 to achieve sustainability and better lifestyles for generations to come. We appreciate the efforts of HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser in protecting the environment and preserving the environmental heritage of Qatar. We welcome the support of QEERI as it is another good example of how all segments of the society could join hands for a national, global cause,” said Dr al-Hajari. QEERI’s executive director Dr Rabi Mohtar said the world demand for energy is increasing, especially in Qatar where an expanding economy is matched by a rising population. “This places pressure on the local environment and it is contributing to global carbon emissions. QEERI’s goal is to make sure that Qatar is able to meet its growing demand for electricity production in safe, consistent and environmentally sustainable ways”. “We are pleased to support ecoQ as it is an excellent platform to network with experts, decision makers as well as to demonstrate the institute’s role and vision,” said Dr Rabi. Golf Times