Feb 12 2013
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Gulf Times honours Unesco Doha Office for Green Pages
Gulf Times has honoured the Unesco Doha Office for its support in publishing the Green Pages in the run-up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP18/CMP8), which Qatar hosted from November 26 to December 8 last year.
The Green Pages, published every Thursday from October 18 to November 22, were also supported by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), COP18/CMP8, and the Gulf Organisation for Research & Development (GORD).
The agencies also supported the Gulf Times special supplement issued on the opening day of COP18/CMP8. The Green Pages featured articles from local, regional and international organisations and individual experts on the vital link between good environmental practices and sustainable development.
Gulf Times editor-in-chief Darwish S Ahmed presented a memento to Dr Benno Boer, Unesco's ecological sciences adviser in the Arab region, who also represented Anna Paolini, officer in-charge at the Unesco Doha Office.
Ahmed observed that the Green Pages succeeded in raising awareness, offering solutions and showcasing best practices regarding specific and critical environmental issues of global concern and of regional and national relevance.
"As the first and the largest circulated English newspaper of Qatar, Gulf Times has been striving to raise awareness about environmental concerns and thereby contribute to the realisation of Qatar National Vision 2030," he said.
The Green Pages initiative is an integral part of the vision and mission of Gulf Times to promote a sustainable agenda and serve as a thought leader and catalyst in order to support Qatar's ambitious plans for conservation.
The management of water, waste and marine biodiversity, as well as food security, green technology and climate change were among the topics featured in the Green Pages.
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