Posted on September 21, 2011

The organizing committee of the Qatar International Environment Protection and Sustainable Energy Exhibition and Conference (ecoQ) has announced the support of Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI), a member of Qatar Foundation, to ecoQ which takes place 16-18 next October at the Doha Exhibition Center.

As a 'Research Partner' for ecoQ, QEERI joins a list of sponsors and supporters lead by the Ministry of Environment, Qatar Chamber of Commerce & Industry, The German Delegation for Trade & Commerce AHK, Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute, Friends of the Environment Center in Qatar and Qatar National Commission for Education, Culture and Science (UNESCO), and Oxford Business Group.

Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI) aims to mitigate climate change and contaminants harmful to the environment as well as contaminants affecting humans, while its environmental work focuses on Qatar's desert and marine ecologies, plant and animal life and air quality. QEERI also work on contaminants affecting humans considers issues such as lead and mercury levels in the environment, carbon emissions and other pollutants that pose risks for human health. Specific areas of study are likely to include fossil fuels, solar energy and fuel cells.


Dr. Saif Al Hajari, Chairman of ecoQ'S Advisory Committee, stresses the importance of Environmental Research and Studies in strategic planning to deal with current and future environment challenges. "Qatar is interested in and value Scientific Research and Studies especially for the energy and environment sector. Climate changes and environmental challenges that we see are results of high pollution levels that effecting the environment directly or indirectly. It's about time to activate the recommendations of many meetings and conferences that held to discuss global warming and climate changes. We are all responsible to preserve what god blesses us with, from clean air, clean water, and enormous different species that have become endangered because of pollution and global warming."

"Protecting the Environment is a fundamental pillar of The Qatar National Vision 2030 to achieve sustainability and better life styles for generations to come. We appreciate the efforts of HH Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser in protecting the environment and preserving the environmental heritage of Qatar. We welcome the support of QEERI as it is another good example of how all segments of the society could join hands for a national, global cause," Dr. Saif Al Hajari added.

QEERI's Executive Director, Dr. Rabi Mohtar, pointed that the world demand for energy is increasing, especially in Qatar where an expanding economy is matched by a rising population. "This places pressure on the local environment and contributes to global carbon emissions. QEERI's goal is to make sure that Qatar is able to meet its growing demand for electricity production in safe, consistent and environmentally sustainable ways."

"We are please to support ecoQ, it is an excellent platform to network with experts, decision makers as well as to demonstrate the institute's role and vision," said Dr. Rabi.

EcoQ Advisory Committee members include: Honorary Chairman of ecoQ's Advisory Committee is H.E. Sheikh Hassan Bin Mohammad Bin Ali Al-Thani, Chairman of ecoQ'S Advisory Committee is Dr. Saif Al-Hajari, CEO of Friends of the Environment Centre. Dr. Nadia Suliman, Senior Advisor, Ministry of Environment, Mr. Rudiger Tscherning, Director of the Qatar University College of Law Forum on Energy and Environmental Law, and Dr. Alawi S. Sawbury, CEO of ESSB, Germany. (ecoQ International). 

The expo will showcase latest Technologies, Products on environment protection and sustainable and renewable energy covering various related sectors such as: Solar Energy PV, Green building, Sustainable cities Architecture, Recycling Technologies, Air pollution treatment, Eco friendly transportation, Aviation & Aerospace Bio-fuel, Eco-friendly cooling systems, e-waste, Marine protection and reservation, and many more. The conference will discuss several environmental topics and issues from a regional and local perspective.