The Qatar chapter of AYCM was founded by two Qatar-based environmentalists Qatari Maha Khamis al Sulaiti and Indian Neeshad V Shafi in 2015. AYCM-Q is represented by an executive board comprising six members who make decisions and lead the chapter here.
Studies have shown that recent major flooding in Asia and wildfires in the United States are the result of climate change. Recent analysis also indicates the worst is yet to come for the Gulf region. Extreme weather events like dangerous summer temperatures, unprecedented flooding and intense sandstorms are expected.
Qatar National Library in collaboration with Arab Youth Climate Movement is hosting a lecture by Dr Vandana Shiva titled “Ecological crisis & future of food security”. The lecture will also discuss the role of people and communities everywhere who are giving up industrial agriculture and adopting agro ecology.
Neeshad VS talks about another factor that affects climate change communication within the nation – the difficulty to mobilise. He is the national focal point for several NGOs and is most notably the Co-Founder and National Coordinator of Arab Youth Climate Movement Qatar.
Dr Vandana Shiva will speak at Qatar National Library (QNL), She is a scholar,food sovereignty advocate and alter-globalisation author. She will deliver a lecture on food security and climate change, a key issue as Qatar moves towards greater self-sufficiency. The lecture will be presented in partnership with the Arab Youth Climate Movement Qatar.
Written by Neeshad Shafi.If you skim the news from last year, 2017 may have seemed like a tough year for climate change. The United States and the Caribbean suffered a devastating hurricane season. People across Africa felt the impact of consecutive seasons of drought that scorched harvests and depressed livelihoods. Severe rains and flooding forced tens of thousands of evacuations across Asia.
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