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10 January 2017 04:24 pm

Qatar Green Building Council announces 'Qatar Sustainability Week 2017'

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Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC) has announced the dates for Qatar Sustainability Week 2017. The week-long initiative, which hosts numerous sustainability events across the country, will take place from October 28 - November 4.

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.

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.

Highlighting QGBC’s contributions to Qatar’s sustainability vision, Engineer Meshal Al Shamari, Director, QGBC, said: “QGBC has made tremendous strides in advancing Qatar’s sustainable development goals. 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. Additionally, more than 300 delegates from 51 countries attended the second Qatar Green Building Conference, which hosted 74 renowned speakers and 17 exhibitors over the three-day summit.

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.”

Additional information about Qatar Sustainability Week 2017 will be made available soon on the website: www.qatarsustainabilityweek.com