“We share the responsibility, we can all make a difference,” says UNESCWA representative
The online seminar, organized in collaboration with the Arab Youth Climate Movement Qatar, saw the panelists – including members of the United Nations – urge the public to become active participants in restoring and protecting the environment.
The current corona virus crisis has created grave uncertainties across the world. In response, most governments have introduced unprecedented measures to curb the spread of the virus and mitigate the economic fallout.
One major question is that if the devastating impact of the corona virus pandemic will destroy the momentum that climate movement has built over the years. Climate activists ask if the economic fallout will push climate down the list of priorities for governments, and the postponement of the UN Climate Summit COP26 in Glasgow in United Kingdom will diminish the united ability to address climate emergency.
Neeshad Shafi of the Arab Youth Climate Movement Qatar, Henriette Walz of the Rainforest Alliance, Roula Majdalani of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia and Dr Miguel Clüsener-Godt of Unesco’s Man and the Biosphere Programme.
Environment experts from the United Nations will be among the speakers as Qatar Foundation (QF) and the Arab Youth Climate Movement Qatar host an online discussion on June 9 about why nature and sustainability must be at the heart of international efforts to build back better after the coronavirus pandemic.
Arab Youth Climate Movement Qatar is excited to host a webinar to commemorate International Day for Biological Diversity 2020.
Nature is in crisis, threatened by biodiversity and habitat loss, global heating and toxic pollution. Failure to act is failing humanity. Addressing the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and protecting ourselves against future global threats requires global stewardship of nature and biodiversity; and a clear commitment to “building back better”, creating green jobs and facilitating the transition to carbon neutral economies. Humanity depends on action now for a resilient and sustainable future.
Welcome to Q Life, an exciting new hub showcasing the people and ideas powering Qatar’s development. You will discover how new thinking and a pioneering spirit are spurring advances in sports, the arts, business and more. And you will learn how Qatar is seeking to channel its resources to create a better society – both at home and abroad. Q Life is managed and operated by the Government Communications Office (GCO) of the State of Qatar.Read More
UN Climate Change News, 11 September 2019 – Ovais Sarmad, Deputy Executive Secretary of UN Climate Change, delivered a lecture on the urgency of tackling the climate crisis at the Qatar National Library in Doha today. He also talked about what young people can do to keep up the momentum for climate action. At the end of his talk, the audience had the opportunity to engage with Mr. Sarmad in an open Q&A session.Read More
When it comes to climate change, people have the knowledge, know what needs to be done, have the tools and agreements ratified, but what the world needs to ensure is implementation of the agreements. This was the crux of the lecture delivered by Ovais Sarmad, Deputy Executive Secretary United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), at the auditorium of Qatar National Library (QNL) recently.Read More
Marked every 22nd of April, Earth Day is aimed at the demonstration and promotion of environmental awareness calling for the protection of our dear blue planet. Arab Youth Climate Movement Qatar (AYCMQ), an independent, non-profit, non-government organization established in Qatar in 2015, is one of the very few groups in Qatar which greatly values the importance of having an entire day dedicated just for Earth.Read More
Arab Youth Climate Movement Qatar (AYCMQ) Executive Director Neeshad Shafi at the opening of Earth Talks Series in Qatar. Welcome to a New Reality. A reality, a turning point where changing climate is no longer an abstract threat lurking in our distant future — it is upon us. We feel it. We see it. In our extreme rain, longer heatwaves and our ever more raising sea level and raging, hyper-destructive wildfires. And with that comes a new urgency, and a new opportunity, to act.Read More
Over the past six months, Earth Talks Qatar has gained a reputation for attracting leading academics, thinkers & activists from all over the world. The Earth Talks Series is hosted by the Arab Youth Climate Movement (AYCM) Qatar. The series serves as a forum through which experts from non-government organisations, academia, government and the private sector share their experiences. Through the Earth Talk Series, AYCM Qatar aspires to bring many of the world’s greatest thinkers, leaders & activists to Qatar.Read More