*National campaign of events and broad community participation promote nation’s sustainability vision
The fourth edition of Qatar Sustainability Week (QSW) officially kicked-off Sunday, featuring more than 200 sustainability-related activities and events across the country and in every community.
QSW, held under the patronage of HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani will run until November 2.
The week-long national sustainability initiative of the Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC), a member of Qatar Foundation (QF), will showcase the efforts of the public and private sectors and their innovative, practical solutions to the environmental challenges facing Qatar and the wider region.
Engaging a diverse range of stakeholders will also facilitate the coordination needed to unite under an overarching umbrella and facilitate the delivery of the Qatar National Vision 2030 in line with the global sustainability agenda.
“Initiatives like QSW build bridges for our communities to join national and global movements, while also highlighting the major milestones the country has reached through sustainable practices. With the backing of our sponsors and supporting partners, who are making real and measurable differences, we look forward to welcoming Qatar’s residents to the diverse events taking place throughout the coming week,” QGBC director, engineer Meshal al-Shammari, said.
Sustainability campaigns run by government and private bodies, hotels, restaurants, universities, and schools will allow for engagement their respective communities during QSW 2019.
Informative talks and lectures, hands-on workshops on lean thinking in public governance and construction, “Run for Wellness” at Aspire Park, a beach and desert clean-up, Future Vision – Botanical Art Exhibition, waste management and recycling campaigns are among the sustainability-oriented activities taking place all over the country. Al Wakrah Municipality, in collaboration with QGBC, will also launch the ‘Green Home Guide’ in Al Wakrah.
These events have received endorsements from key governmental bodies, including Tarsheed, the National Programme for Conservation and Energy Efficiency – part of Kahramaa; the Ministry of Health, and the Ministry of Municipality and Environment.
This year’s sponsors of QSW 2019 include, Alfardan Group as diamond sponsor; Msheireb Properties, platinum sponsor; QNB, gold sponsor; Tadmur Holding, awards sponsor.
QSW will serve as an ideal opportunity for the people of Qatar to learn about sustainability and better understand what efforts have been undertaken by the various stakeholders to ensure they live in a healthy society, and make their own contributions.