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Sunday, March 27 2022 - 06:10
Qatar Foundation Announces the Launch of Earthna Center During Doha Forum
DOHA, Qatar, Mar. 27, 2022 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/--

Center to address sustainability policy in the critical areas of arid climates, 
sustainable cities and communities 

Qatar Foundation has announced the launch of its Earthna Center for a 
Sustainable Future, a non-profit policy center, at the annual Doha Forum 

Building on a legacy of many years of work by Qatar Foundation (QF) in the 
field of sustainability, the new center will channel QF's education, research, 
and innovation ecosystem into generating solutions that enhance Qatar's global 
sustainability policy role where the country has unique insight and 

Dedicated to thought leadership in policymaking, establishing and promoting 
policy priorities, strengthening linkages between education, research, and 
industry, and extending Qatar Foundation's network of domestic and 
international collaboration, Earthna will focus on sustainability in hot and 
arid climates, sustainable energy, and maximizing QF's Education City campus as 
a test bed for new technologies and sustainable implementations.

The launch of Earthna at the high-level panel discussion explored ways of 
making cities the focus for sustainable global solutions for nature and 
climate. Expert panelists who gave their insights in the panel discussion were 
His Excellency Sheikh Dr. Faleh bin Nasser bin Ahmed bin Ali Al Thani, Minister 
of Environment and Climate Change, Qatar; The Right Honorable Vincent Thomas 
Keaveny, Lord Mayor of London; Jane Madgwick, CEO, Wetlands International; 
Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Leader of Climate and Energy Global Practice - at WWF; and 
Gonzalo Castro de la Mata, Executive Director of Earthna.

"Our connection to nature holds the key to our future. As a leader in 
sustainability, QF has supported nationwide priorities, from educating our 
community about sustainability to generating solutions for Qatar's most 
pressing environmental challenges. By creating Earthna, we are bridging our 
research and community strengths to address new policy solutions" said Her 
Excellency Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani, Vice Chairperson and CEO of Qatar 

Earthna will convene a wide community of experts, government, policy and 
decision makers, businesses, multilateral institutions, and civil society to 
generate a more sustainable future. It will also incorporate and build on key 
elements of the work in cultivating sustainable behaviors, mindsets, and action 
that have been driven by QF entities.

"Earthna is focused on developing tools, solutions, and policies to improve 
people's lives within a thriving natural environment," said Mr. de la Mata. 

"Qatar sits at the heart of global challenges, which gives us an incredible 
opportunity to lead global dialogue and promote sustainable policy. Earthna 
will bring together local and global experts to design and advocate for 
solutions with global impact."

The Earthna center will focus on the areas of circular economy, sustainable 
energy, resource security and management, environmental protection and 
restoration, and societal wellbeing.

To find out more about Earthna, visit:

Qatar Foundation – Unlocking Human Potential

Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF) is a 
non-profit organization that supports Qatar on its journey to becoming a 
diversified and sustainable economy. QF strives to serve the people of Qatar 
and beyond by providing specialized programs across its innovation-focused 
ecosystem of education, research and development, and community development.

QF was founded in 1995 by His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the 
Father Amir, and Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, who shared the vision 
to provide Qatar with quality education. Today, QF's world-class education 
system offers lifelong learning opportunities to community members as young as 
six months through to doctoral level, enabling graduates to thrive in a global 
environment and contribute to the nation's development.

QF is also creating a multidisciplinary innovation hub in Qatar, where 
homegrown researchers are working to address local and global challenges. By 
promoting a culture of lifelong learning and fostering social engagement 
through programs that embody Qatari culture, QF is committed to empowering the 
local community and contributing to a better world for all.

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Earthna Center for a Sustainable Future

Earthna is a non-profit policy center established under Qatar Foundation (QF) 
to inform and influence national and global sustainability policy. 

Bridging technical and research expertise with policy advice and advocacy, 
Earthna will convene a wide community of technical and research experts, 
government, policy and decision makers, businesses, multilateral institutions, 
and civil society to generate a more sustainable future.

The Earthna center runs multidisciplinary programming with a focus on the 
fields of hot and arid climates, sustainable cities, and sustainable energy, as 
well as the potential of QF's Education City as a test-bed for sustainable 
technologies and practices.

Earthna is focused on developing tools, solutions, and policies to improve 
people's lives within a thriving natural environment. Working together with our 
community to co-create and design solutions that utilize our resources limits 
and understand our local culture and needs, we deliver a message of hope and 
impactful action that will strengthen our legacy.

Source: Qatar Foundation