WHAT NOW AF­TER COP21?

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The event in­cluded ad­dresses by QU VP for Re­search and Grad­u­ate Stud­ies Prof. Mariam Al Maadeed, Am­bas­sador of France to Qatar H.E. Eric Che­val­lier, as­sis­tant un­der­sec­re­tary for En­vi­ron­men­tal Af­fairs at Qatar Min­istry of Mu­nic­i­pal­ity and En­vi­ron­ment Ahmed Al Sada, and UNESCO Doha of­fice di­rec­tor Anna Paolini. Also at­tend­ing were Am­bas­sador of Morocco to Qatar HE M El Mekki Gaouane, and QU fac­ulty and stu­dents. Stu­dents from Lycee Voltaire also at­tended and ac­tively par­tic­i­pated in the Q&A ses­sions. In her re­marks, Prof AlMaadeed high­lighted the time­li­ness of this event to the world, not­ing that the State of Qatar is com­pletely aware of the im­por­tance of en­vi­ron­men­tal devel­op­ment, which is among the four pil­lars of its Vi­sion 2030.

Qatar Univer­sity (QU) re­cently held a sem­i­nar on 'Post COP21: Qatar and the Paris Agree­ment', in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Em­bassy of France to Qatar and UNESCO.

Paolini thanked QU and the French em­bassy for ini­ti­at­ing this im­por­tant meet­ing. She said: "For sus­tain­abil­ity, we need greener economies, greener leg­is­la­tion, greener poli­cies. We also need greener so­ci­eties. How­ever, to suc­ceed, fun­da­men­tally, we need green ci­ti­zens. This calls for new ways of seeing the world, new ways of think­ing, new ways of be­hav­ing, and new ways of act­ing. Ed­u­ca­tion is es­sen­tial to shape the new val­ues, skills and knowl­edge we need for the cen­tury ahead. Ed­u­ca­tion is the red thread ty­ing Agenda 2030 and the de­ci­sions of the COP21 Con­fer­ence to­gether." Fi­nal re­marks were de­liv­ered by Friends of the En­vi­ron­ment Cen­ter chair­man Dr Saif AlHa­jari, HE Che­val­lier, and HE Gaouane, as COP22 will be held in Mar­rakech, Morocco, in Novem­ber 2016.

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