Founded in 2008, SustainableQatar was established to foster sustainable culture through awareness, skills, and knowledge, thereby empowering the Qatar community to environmental action. The group regularly meet on a monthly basis providing high quality programs featuring presentations by various leaders from Qatar’s industry sectors from educators, businesses, Qatari citizens, non-government organizations, to government representatives.
What is Sustainability? And, most of all, why?
Since the late 1980s, several definitions of sustainability have emerged and evolved, however, the most popular definition can be traced back to a 1987 United Nations conference, which defined sustainable development as those “that meet present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”
With all the natural environmental hazards and man-made tragedies happening in our planet, sustainability helps us ensure that the resources we need to make our lives comfortable and convenient today will last well into the future. And we at SustainableQatar believe, that it is a responsibility that we all share, and with this group – its activities and programs – we strive to contribute to a sustainable Qatar, environment, and ultimately, planet.