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Qatar tackles climate change in hot countries with launch of Earthna Summit

The meeting will focus on four main topics, including addressing food security, adaptation, and resilience.

The Earthna Summit 2023 is a gathering of leaders from business, government, and academia from around the world to discuss the most pressing environmental problems of our time.

The main emphasis of the two-day conference at Msheireb Downtown Doha will be developing new sustainable approaches to deal with hot and arid environments. It is the goal of the Summit itself to be carbon neutral.

Officials specifically noted the need for raising consciousness about climate change, focusing on hot and dry regions as well as nations that may be most affected by the looming global problem.

With officials stating that it is a “moral imperative” for countries most responsible for climate change and increased carbon footprint to help those in need that scarcely add to the overall climate crisis, mitigating climate change calls for concerted international efforts.

Working toward a new sustainable framework for nations in hot and arid regions, addressing food security, adaptation, and resilience are four topics that will recur throughout the summit.

Climate and energy issues, as well as biodiversity, ecosystems, and indigenous wisdom, are other examples of such themes.

In 21 sessions, the summit will feature 70 specialists. At Baharat Msheireb’s Earthna Village, a public area, there will be interactive talks and seminars.

Separately, Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad Al Thani, Chairperson of Qatar Museums, shared a picture of herself and famous primate ethologist and conservationist Dr Jane Goodall, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace, on Instagram, with the caption that read: “World treasure in Qatar.”

The 88-year-old legend is in Qatar to participate in the two-day Earthna Summit as a guest.

Dr. Goodall is regarded as the foremost authority on the species as a result of her groundbreaking research on the behavior of chimpanzees. She found that chimpanzees and humans both possess the capacity to make tools, consume and hunt meat, and communicate socially.

Nasser Al Khater, the CEO of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 LLC, Fahad Mohammed Al Attiyah, the Qatari ambassador to the UK, Abdul-Rahman Al-Eryani, the former minister of water and the environment for Yemen, and Hakainde Hichilema, the president of Zambia, are among the other guests.


A play on words, Earthna, which translates to “our earth,” combines Arabic and English.

The non-profit policy center’s goal is to promote worldwide evidence-based policy action in order to support sustainability. It also seeks to position Qatar as a leading voice for environmental problems in dry and water-scarce climates and to promote behavioral change within the community.

Whether it is in the creation or promotion of the center, the Qatar Foundation is committed to thought leadership in policymaking. It also broadens the network of domestic and foreign partnerships maintained by the Qatar Foundation.

New technologies and sustainable implementations will be trialed at Education City, the worldwide campus of the Qatar Foundation.

This facility is a component of the Qatar Foundation’s ongoing assistance to the nation as it works to realize its 2030 national vision.

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