Towards a Low Carbon Future in Qatar*

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Professional Development Workshops
25 April 2018 to 26 April 2018

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Location : Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC), Westbay, Doha, Qatar

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This workshop is complimentary and by invitation only.

In this two-day workshop delegates will be taken on a journey to create a vision of a low carbon future in Qatar, identify challenges and barriers and finally develop pathways that overcome the barriers and lead towards a low carbon future in Qatar.

The workshop will use scenario mapping and cutting edge methods to facilitate collaboration and open discussion. All delegates are thought-leaders in their own field, such as carbon management, policymaking, infrastructure design and delivery to name a few.

The workshop will also explore how the carbon reduction, offsetting and management program of the 2022 FIFA World CupTM can be used to enable development towards a low carbon future in Qatar.

The workshop will challenge the current views and ask the delegates to take a system-wide approach to understanding the underlying challenges, barriers and opportunities.

* This workshop is by invitation only

Delegates will explore some of the following topics:

  • Low-carbon knowledge economy
  • Sustainability of growth, development and welfare state
  • System-innovation visual tools

Learning outcomes could include:

  • Develop a low-carbon vision of Qatar, and potential short and long-term development pathways that reinforce Qatar National Vision 2030 and beyond
  • Engage in meaningful dialogue and collaboration with academics, policymakers and industrial experts
  • Interact and network with policymakers, carbon professionals from private and public sector
  • Contribute to maximising the positive impact of the Carbon program for the  2022 FIFA World CupTM in Qatar

Potential facilitators:

  1. Dr Joe Ravetz - Co-Director of the Centre for Urban Resilience & Energy at the University of Manchester
  2. Mohammad Bashir Mirza - Director of Portfolio Integration and Assurance, Programme Management Office, Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy
  3. Peter Martin - Interim Chair of Graphic Design, Virginia Commonwealth University, Qatar