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January
2017

UN Works to Make Tourism More Sustainable

2017 is International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

 

The United Nations has designated 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The year is an opportunity to look at how tourism is affected by climate change and how emissions from the sector can be curbed, along with finding ways for the industry to better adapt to the inevitable impacts of rising global average temperatures.

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10
January
2017

QATAR GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL ANNOUNCES 'QATAR SUSTAINABILITY WEEK 2017’

Aims to Engage Wider Community in Sustainability – Oriented Activities

 

Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC) has announced the dates for Qatar Sustainability Week 2017. The week-long initiative, which hosts numerous sustainability events across the country, will take place from October 28 - November 4.

 

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04
January
2017

ROTA PARTNERS WITH COLLEGE OF THE NORTH ATLANTIC – QATAR TO SUPPORT YOUTH IN NEPAL

Volunteer-led Workshops Promote Cross-Cultural Learning

Reach Out To Asia (ROTA) recently partnered with College of the North Atlantic – Qatar (CNA-Q) to send 14 students to Nepal as part of its International Volunteer Trips Program, which aims to build the capacity of volunteers in Qatar as well as youth and communities in Nepal and around Asia.

 

 

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22
December
2016

Participation of companies in COP22 allowed more than 200 MDH to be mobilized

The Public Private Partnership (PPP) Pole, of the Steering Committee for the 22nd session of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22), led by Saïd Mouline, Director of the Moroccan Agency for Energy Efficiency (AMEE), organized and executed several campaigns to raise awareness to the general public on environmental challenges and innovative technologies and solutions in favor of the climate, to find direct and indirect financing necessary for the organization of COP22 and to promote the role of the private sector and its ability for innovation in the fight against climate change.

 

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09
January
2017

QATAR NATIONAL LIBRARY CONTRIBUTES CHILDREN’S BOOKS TO KAHRAMAA AWARENESS PARK

MoU Between QNL and Kahramaa to Further Enhance Cooperation

 

Qatar National Library (QNL) recently contributed to the Kahramaa Awareness Park (KAP) with a library collection dedicated to school students aged 6 - 17, consisting of approximately 500 books.

 

 

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30
December
2016

President instructs a gazette notification to extend wilpattu Forests cover

President Maithripala Sirisena instructed authorities to publish a gazette notification to declare Wilpatthu Sanctuary as a wildlife zone. Further President also instructed the officers concerned and investigate allegations of destruction took place at Wilpattu Sanctuary in the areas of Mannar and Puttalam districts and to  deploy a special team to inquire into it and submit a report.

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19
December
2016

QBG ADDS ‘A FLOWER EACH SPRING’ TO ITS EDUCATIONAL INITIATIVES

The Qur’anic Botanic Garden (QBG) has officially added the popular ‘A Flower Each Spring’ programme to its multiple educational initiatives such as “Fun & Learn”, “The Young Botanist”, “The Plant Contest”, and “Ghars Campaign”, which carry out numerous activities to support environmental education among the wider community.

 

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May 27, 2017 - Death Toll Rise in Sri Lanka
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May 17, 2017 - Bringing the Worlds of Climate, Art and Science Together at COP 23
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April 28, 2017 - Clean Lanka – Let’s begin from home
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April 24, 2017 - Dry Weather to continue with high Temperatures
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