Environmental challenges to be the focus of Qatar Climate Change Conference 2021

    06 Sep 2021

    Qatar’s climate challenges and how they can be tackled as the nation pursues a future built on sustainable development will be the focus of the first Qatar Climate Change Conference 2021, hosted by Qatar Foundation, The Peninsula Qatar reports.

    The conference – sponsored by ExxonMobil Qatar – will see experts from across Qatar and the world discuss and debate actions that can be taken to mitigate the effects of climate change on the country and support its leadership, businesses, industries, and people in facing up to the risks that rising global temperatures pose.

    Organized by Qatar Foundation (QF) with the Abdullah bin Hamad Al Attiyah International Foundation for Energy & Sustainable Development as a strategic partner, the event on September 13 will bring together insight on climate change from the worlds of policymaking industry and academia.

    It aims to allow knowledge to be shared and potential climate actions and collaborations to be identified ahead of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties – COP26 – later this year.

    “With the world seeing the warmest temperatures on record over the past five years, and temperatures rising faster across the Middle East than in the rest of the world, urgent action to tackle climate change in our region is imperative,” said Ghanim Hassan Al Ibrahim, Chief Operations Officer, Qatar Foundation.

    “The Qatar Climate Change Conference 2021 aims to support Qatar’s goal of sustainable development and its climate action efforts, which include the country’s commitment to the Paris Agreement.

    It will be a platform for dialogue, ideas, and action, as global climate change experts, stakeholders, and policymakers come together intending to make a change on this critical issue happen.

    “Through the conference, citizens and residents in Qatar will be able to learn more about Qatar’s current and upcoming climate change actions. Hosted by QF — which, in research, education, and policy, is committed to supporting the sustainable development of Qatar through leading by example this is an opportunity to benefit from climate change information and insight specifically tailored to Qatar’s environment, economy, and society.”

    Dominic Genetti, President and General Manager for ExxonMobil Qatar, said, “ExxonMobil is honored and pleased to partner with Qatar Foundation and Al Attiyah Foundation on the Qatar Climate Change Conference.

    “We’re committed to helping further Qatar’s Sustainability Strategy and look forward to both sharing ExxonMobil’s significant experience in low carbon solutions and to being part of important discussions on pathways to a lower carbon future.”Check here how Arab states are accelerating climate action in the run-up to COP26.

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