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The Chairman of the Administrative Control and Transparency Authority H E Abdullah bin Hamad Al Attiyah during his presentation at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar (SFS-Q) yesterday.
Doha: Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar (SFS-Q) welcomed the Chairman of the Administrative Control and Transparency Authority H E Abdullah bin Hamad Al Attiyah, to share his in-depth knowledge of Qatar’s environmental policy and international engagements in climate change negotiations, as part of SFS-Q’s Ethics: Environmental Politics course, yesterday at SFS-Q campus.
Al Attiyah began his guest lecture by expressing his admiration for SFS-Q’s on-going commitment to preparing an insightful generation armed with the ability to lead and make a change.
He then went onto address the students directly; talking about Qatar’s remarkable progress in making environmental challenges a top priority toward human development, and most notably, the key task of combining economic growth and sustainable environmental policies.
“Economic development and the protection of the environment are competing demands that must be reconciled with each other in order to ensure that the future generations can sustain the opportunities enjoyed by current generations,” Al Attiyah said. As well as complementing the student’s studies into climate change, the following insights proved highly topical ahead of Qatar’s hosting of COP18/CMP8 later this year; a key event in the on-going work and negotiations on climate change treaties and agreements, it is expected to draw more than 17,000 people to Doha as representatives of 195 nations and more than 5,000 observer organisations. Drawing on his position as the President of COP18/CMP8, Al Attiyah spoke about Qatar’s role as host country. The Peninsula