The first Earthna Summit is set to kickoff at Msheireb Downtown Doha between March 8th and 9th to discuss sustainability issues faced by countries with hot and arid climactic characteristics, Invest-Gate reports.
The event will be attended by local, regional and international policymakers, thought leaders, academics.
The summit is organized by the Earthna Center for a Sustainable Future, a member of Qatar Foundation, in collaboration with the Qatari Ministry of Environment and Climate Change.
Attendees of the event will explore creation of sustainability frameworks; food security, adaptation and resilience; climate and energy; and biodiversity, ecosystems and indigenous knowledge.
Titled, ‘Building New Sustainability Pathways for Hot and Arid Environments’, the event will convene over 500 participants for plenary speeches, panel discussions, roundtables, and workshops.
Gonzalo Castro de la Mata, Executive Director of Earthna, comments: “In recent years, sustainability discussions have largely centered around the issues faced by tropical and temperate countries. Nations with hot and arid environments— including many from across the Middle East, Africa, Asia, the Mediterranean, and Central and South America—have often been perceived as less relevant to global sustainability.”
The Earthna Summit collaborates with local and regional organizations, including Qatar’s Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, the Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute, and the Middle East Council on Global Affairs. International collaborators include the Commonwealth Secretariat, Global Counsel, and the Stimson Center.