QATAR FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF EARTHNA CENTER AT DOHA FORUM

Center for Addressing Sustainability Policy in Critical Areas of Arid Climates, Sustainable Cities and Communities

Doha, Qatar, March 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Qatar Foundation announced the launch of its Earthna Center for a Sustainable Future, a non-profit policy hub, at the annual Doha Forum Summit.

Executive Director, Earthna Center for a Sustainable Future, Dr. Gonzalo Castro de la Mata

Building on a legacy of many years of Qatar Foundation (QF) work in sustainability, the new center will harness QF’s ecosystem of education, research and innovation to generate solutions that improve from Qatar global sustainability policy role where the country has a unique vision and capabilities.

Dedicated to thought leadership in policy development, setting and advancing policy priorities, strengthening links between education, research and industry, and expanding the network of national collaboration and international organization of the Qatar Foundation, Earthna will focus on sustainability in hot and arid climates, sustainable energy and maximizing QF’s Education City campus as a test bed for new technologies and sustainable implementations.

Earthna’s launch at the High-Level Roundtable explored ways to make cities the center of sustainable global solutions for nature and climate. The expert panelists who gave their opinion during the roundtable were His Excellency Sheikh Dr. Faleh bin Nasser bin Ahmed bin Ali Al ThaniMinister of Environment and Climate Change, Qatar; The Right Honorable Vincent Thomas Keaveny, Lord Mayor of London; Jane Madgwick, CEO, Wetlands International; Manuel Pulgar Vidal, Global Practice Lead on Climate and Energy – at WWF; and Gonzalo Castro de la Mataexecutive director of Earthna.

“Our connection to nature is key to our future. As a leader in sustainability, QF has supported national priorities, from educating our community about sustainability to generating solutions for from Qatar most pressing environmental challenges. By creating Earthna, we are combining our research and community strengths to address new policy solutions,” said Her Excellency Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al ThaniVice President and CEO of the Qatar Foundation.

Earthna will bring together a broad community of experts, governments, policy makers, businesses, multilateral institutions and civil society to generate a more sustainable future. It will also integrate and build on key work elements to cultivate sustainable behaviors, mindsets and actions that have been driven by CQ entities.

“Earthna is focused on developing tools, solutions and policies to improve people’s lives in a thriving natural environment,” said de la Mata.

Qatar is at the heart of global challenges, giving us an incredible opportunity to lead global dialogue and promote sustainable policy. Earthna will bring together local and global experts to design and champion solutions with global impact.”

The Earthna center will focus on the areas of circular economy, sustainable energy, resource security and management, environmental protection and restoration, and societal well-being.

To learn more about Earthna, visit www.earthna.qa

Qatar Foundation – Unlocking Human Potential

The Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF) is a non-profit organization that supports Qatar in its journey towards a diversified and sustainable economy. QF strives to serve the people of Qatar and beyond by offering specialized programs in its innovation-driven education, research and development, and community development ecosystem.

QF was founded in 1995 by His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al ThaniFather Amir and Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, who shared the vision of providing Qatar with a quality education. Today, QF’s world-class education system provides lifelong learning opportunities for community members from the age of six months through to doctoral level, enabling graduates to thrive. in a global environment and to contribute to the development of the nation.

QF is also creating a multidisciplinary innovation hub by Qatar, where local researchers work to address local and global challenges. By promoting a culture of lifelong learning and fostering social engagement through programs that embody Qatari culture, QF is committed to empowering the local community and contributing to a better world for all.

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Earthna Center for a Sustainable Future

Earthna is a non-profit policy hub established by the Qatar Foundation (QF) to inform and influence national and global sustainability policy.

Linking technical and research expertise with policy advice and advocacy, Earthna will bring together a broad community of technical and research experts, governments, policy makers, businesses, multilateral institutions and society. to generate a more sustainable future.

The Earthna Center runs multi-disciplinary programming focused on the areas of hot and arid climates, sustainable cities and sustainable energy, as well as the potential of the QF Education City as a test bed for technologies and practices durable.

Earthna is focused on developing tools, solutions and policies to improve people’s lives in a thriving natural environment. By working with our community to co-create and design solutions that use our limited resources and understand our local culture and needs, we deliver a message of hope and impactful action that will strengthen our legacy.

Executive Director, Earthna Center for a Sustainable Future, Dr. Gonzalo Castro de la Mata;  Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Qatar HE Sheikh Dr. Faleh bin Nasser bin Ahmed bin Ali Al Thani;  Lord Mayor of London, The Right Honorable Vincent Keaveny;  President and CEO, Wetlands International, Ms. Jane Madgwick;  Global Climate & Energy Leader at WWF;  Former Minister of Environment of Peru and President of COP20, HE Manuel Pulgar-Vidal

Executive Director, Earthna Center for a Sustainable Future, Dr. Gonzalo Castro de la Mata; Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Qatar HE Sheikh Dr. Faleh bin Nasser bin Ahmed bin Ali Al Thani; Lord Mayor of London, The Right Honorable Vincent Keaveny; President and CEO, Wetlands International, Ms. Jane Madgwick; Global climate and energy leader at WWF; Former Minister of Environment of Peru and President of COP20, HE Manuel Pulgar-Vidal

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