Qatar green summit names advisor
Doha, June 27, 2011
EcoQ, an upcoming multi-sector environment trade fair in Qatar, has appointed Rudiger Tscherning, director of the Qatar University College of Law Forum on Energy and Environmental Law, to its advisory committee.
Tscherning joins Sheikh Hassan Bin Mohammad Bin Ali Al-Thani, honorary chairman, Dr Saif Al Hajari, chairman and Dr Nadia Suliman, advisor from the Ministry of Environment, in providing specialist advice to the conference organisers, Stallion Advertising.
Tscherning will also be addressing conference delegates in a keynote speech on the status of regulatory and policy frameworks for developing renewable energy, ‘cleantech’ and energy efficiency technologies in Qatar, as part of Qatar’s drive towards a more sustainable management of the environment.
“The State of Qatar is not alone in having to address the challenges of environmental protection, sustainability and energy efficiency - the European Union only last week set out a revised policy framework on energy efficiency to improve on its track-record in these areas,” said Tscherning.
“[The key issue is] how governments, academia and industry can interact to promote and coordinate emerging policy and legislation, foster long-term planning and reduce investment insecurity,” he added.
“I see this as the clear role of the Forum on Energy and Environmental Law and my participation in eco-Q is an excellent opportunity to evaluate the latest developments in energy efficiency, clean-tech and wider environmental protection technologies for future implementation in the State of Qatar.”
Tscherning noted that “events such as eco-Q will provide a high-level platform for industries and consumers to assess the potentials of energy efficiency technologies.”
“The message is that these technologies are about a lower energy input for the equivalent level of economic activity or service, with associated social, economic and environmental benefits for the State of Qatar,” he added.
A qualified English solicitor, Tscherning previously practiced in energy and environmental law in international law firms in London and holds degrees from Trinity College Dublin, the University of Nottingham, the College of Law London and the Graduate School of Natural Resources Law at the University of Dundee.
EcoQ, Qatar’s first international environment protection conference and exhibition, will run from October 16 to 18 at Doha Exhibition Centre. – TradeArabia News Service