Global sustainability discussions have been shaped by issues primarily relevant to tropical and temperate countries. Less attention has been placed on hot and arid environments and deserts, and a perception has emerged that these environments are less relevant to sustainability. The 2023 Earthna Summit will seek to challenge these understandings and build new sustainability pathways for hot and arid environments.
The Summit will convene global, regional and local policymakers, thinkers, business and industry leaders, and academia. It will start to dispel these erroneous understandings and highlight the critical adaptation needs of these countries, as well as the major contributions that energy-rich countries such as Qatar can make towards energy transition and addressing climate change.
8-9 March 2023
Earthna invites you to join in shaping the discussion on building new frameworks for hot and arid environments.
Please register your interest for an in person attendance at the Summit on 8th and 9th March in Doha.
Her Excellency Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani
Vice Chairperson & Chief Executive Officer
Qatar Foundation (QF)
His Excellency Sheikh Dr. Faleh bin Nasser bin Ahmed Al Thani
Minister of Environment and Climate Change
State of Qatar
HIS EXCELLENCY Abdul-Rahman Al-Eryani
Former Minister of Water and Environment in the Republic of Yemen
His Excellency Fahad Bin Mohammed Al-Attiyah
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
State of Qatar to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Ireland and Iceland
Dr. Zeinab Bashir Elbakri
Former Vice President and International Development Expert
African Development Bank
Dr. Manjula Tiwari
Ocean Ecology Network, Research Affiliate of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Senior Marine Biologist & Researcher, Wildlife Development Department
Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, State of Qatar
Dr. Abdullah Al-Ghafri
Professor of the UNESCO Chair on Aflaj Studies, Archeaohydrology
University of Nizwa
Professor, Cross-Cultural Communication, Strategy and International Marketing
Dr Zeremariam Fre
The Bartlett Development Planning Unit, University College London
Dr. Kamilla Swart-Arries
Associate Professor and Director of the Masters in Sport and Entertainment Management program
College of Science and Engineering, Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes
Associate Professor, Economics & Policy
Judge Business School, University of Cambridge
Dr. Logan Cochrane
Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
College of Public Policy, Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Dr. Amy Binner
Land, Environment, Economics and Policy Institute, University of Exeter
Earthna Summit is hosting the Earthna Village at Barahat Msheireb that will showcase indigenous, sustainable practices that span cultural, environmental, and social sustainability.