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06
June
2017

California and China Sign Agreement on Climate and Cleantech

The government of California and China's Ministry of Science and Technology have announced they will work together to develop clean energy technologies, cooperate on emissions trading and explore other "climate-positive" trade and investment opportunities.

 

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05
June
2017

President’s World Environment Day message

It took several centuries for the human beings to be modest enough to accept the fact that they are only one of creations of the nature.

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02
June
2017

United States of America Decides to Withdraw from the Historical Paris Agreement

President Donald Trump finally announced his long-awaited decision for the U.S. to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, civil society representatives and social movement leaders from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the United States vowed to build people power to address the climate crisis.

The Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) regrets the announcement by the President of the United States that his government will

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31
May
2017

QATAR FOUNDATION HOSTS COMMUNITY-INSPIRED RAMADAN ACTIVITIES

Annual Ramadan Activities Designed for Whole Family


Qatar Foundation (QF) has organized a range of exciting activities to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan. The events, which take place in venues across Education City, cater for families and children of all ages and nationalities.

 

QF is holding a series of religious activities at Education City Mosque, including Qur’anic recitations, daily prayers, and family programs. The mosque will also host prominent preachers, and provide lectures to non-Arabic speakers throughout the month.

 

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04
June
2017

QNL HOSTS ‘DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY OF CULTURAL HERITAGE’ WORKSHOP

Qatar National Library (QNL) recently organized a free workshop on ‘Digital Photography of Cultural Heritage’ at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Education City.

 

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01
June
2017

Katowice Announced as Host Venue of UN Climate Change Conference COP 24 in 2018

The city of Katowice was today announced by the Government of Poland as the venue for the 2018 UN Climate Change Conference, or “COP 24”.
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29
May
2017

QATAR NATIONAL RESEARCH FUND INITIATIVE RECEIVES 376 RESEARCH PROPOSALS

The National Priorities Research Program (NPRP), the flagship funding program of Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), has attracted 376 proposals for its current cycle.

 

The NPRP, now in its 10th annual edition, has recently been re-engineered to place greater focus on research projects that demonstrate the potential to make both a societal and a tangible economic impact on Qatar without sacrificing either scientific excellence or the advancement of knowledge.

 

The 376 research proposals received have come from 16 local submitting institutions, with 343 passing administrative screening to go on to QNRF’s two-tier review process.

 

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