PROGRAMME AGENDA

8:30am - 9:30am Registration  

Time

Session Name

Organisation

Country

9:30am - 10:25am Opening  

9:30 - 9:35

Welcome

9:35 - 9:45

GORD Chairman's Address

Dr. Yousef Alhorr, Founding Chairman, Gulf Organisation for Research & Development 

Qatar

9:45 - 9:55

Video on Journey of Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS) up to its 10th Anniversary in 2017

GORD

Qatar

9:55 - 10:05

Inaugural Address

H.E. Essa Bin Hilal Al Kuwari, President, Qatar General Electricity and water Corporation (KAHRAMAA)

Qatar

10:05 - 10:20

Keynote Address

Mr. Jose Retana, Senior Sustainability Manager, FIFA Qatar 2022 Local Organising Committee

 Qatar

10:20 - 10:25

Video on GORD's Super Energy Efficient Air Conditioning Technology (QCOOL)

GORD

Qatar

Ceremonials

10:25 - 10:50

(i) Commitment to Drive Sustainability - MoU Signing Ceremony

  • GORD -Qatar Development Bank --- Feasibility Study for Manufacturing of QCOOL in Qatar
  • GORD - Kuwait Public Transport Company --- Collaboration on GSAS

GORD

Qatar 

(ii) Sustainability Awards 

  • Final GSAS Certificates for Selected Projects

By the hands of H.E. Essa Bin Hilal Al Kuwari, President, KAHRAMAA

10:50am - 11:15am  Coffee Break  

11:15am - 12:55pm 

Session 1: Drivers for Sustainable Built Environment and Climate Actions

 

 

11:15 - 11:35 

(i) QCOOL - Hybrid Super Efficient Air Conditioning System for Hot and Humit Climate

Dr. Esam Elsarrag, GORD

Qatar

11:35 - 11:50 

(ii) Host Country Carbon Neutrality Action Plan for Qatar World Cup 2022

Mr. Shashi Prakash, Supreme Commitee for Delivery & Legacy

Qatar

11:50 - 12:10

(iii) Carbon Neutrality for Organisations using Gulf Carbon Trust: MENA Region's First Voluntary Carbon Offset Program

Mr. Kishor Rajhansa, GORD

Qatar

12:10 - 12:25

(iv) Mobilizing Investment in Low Carbon, Climate Resilient Infrastructure

Eng. Abdul Aziz Ahmed Al Hammadi, TARSHEED, Qatar's National Program for Conservation & Energy Efficiency

Qatar

12:25 - 12:40

(v) Power Generation and Renewable Energy in Arab World

Eng. Fawzi Kharbat, Arab Union of Electricity

Jordan

12:40 - 12:55 

Panel Discussions

 

 

12:55pm - 1:55pm - PRAYER & Lunch

1:55pm - 3:40pm

Session 2: Urban Planning and Regulatory Frameworks for Sustainability of Cities

 

 

1:55 - 2:10

(i) AlThumama Stadium for Qatar 2022: Local and Global Architectural Reach

Mr. Hani Hawamdeh, Arab Engineering Bureau

Qatar

2:10 - 2:25

(ii) Lusail City: Sustainable Urban Planning Case Study

Dr. Eiman Eliskandarani, GORD

Qatar

2:25 - 2:40 

(iii)  Wafra Residential Tower: Lessons Learned, a Pathway to GSAS 5 Stars

Dr. Ioannis Spanos, KEO International

Qatar

2:40 - 2:55

(iv) Regulatory Framework for Sustainability of Cities of the Future

H.E. Mr. Willy Kempel, Austrian Ambassador to Qatar

Austria

2:55 - 3:10

(v) Climate Mitigation and Adaptation for Cities in Global and Regional Context

Ms. Kari Ana Eik, Organization for International Economic Relations

Austria

3:10 - 3:25

(vi) Environmental Data Collection and Processing for Policy Formulation

Mr. Khaled Alshatarat, Ministry of Development, Planning & Statistics

Qatar

3:25 - 3:40

Panel Discussions

   

3:40pm - 4:00pm - Coffee Break

4:00pm -5:15pm

Session-3: Global and Regional Dimensions of Climate Actions and Sustainability

 

 

4:00 - 4:15

(i)  Global Climate Actions in the Regional Context of Middle East

Mr. Luca Brusa, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

Germany

4:15 - 4:30 

(ii) Carbon Markets for Low-carbon Transformation - Call to Corporates to Support Climate Actions

Mr. Stefano De Clara, International Emission Trading Association

Belgium

4:30 - 4:45 

(iii) Counting the Carbon: Assessing Qatar's CO2 Emissions Calculations

Ms. Nadya Al-Awainati & Ms. Mona Al Asmakh, Hamad Bin Khalifa University

Qatar

4:45 - 5:00

(iv) Urban Sustainability & Adaptation Context for Planning Policies

Dr. Esmat Ziadan, Qatar University

Qatar 

5:00 - 5:15

Panel Discussions

   

5:15pm - 5:30pm

Awards