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AgriteQ kickstarts with the launch of Qatar’s first Encyclopedia of Plants

In collaboration with MME, GORD has unveiled its pioneering work titled “Encyclopedia of Native & Non-Native Plants in Eastern Arabia".

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GORD participates in Qatar's 8th International Agricultural Exhibition (AgriteQ)

GORD is participating in the 8th edition of Qatar International Agricultural Exhibition (AgriteQ).

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GORD’s Gulf Carbon Trust is Now a Member of IETA

Sep 25,2017

Recently GORD’s Center of Excellence Gulf Carbon Trust (GCT) was awarded membership of the renowned global organization International Emissions Trading Association (IETA). GCT is a voluntary regional carbon market program of GORD, that is now placed by IETA as a member in its Standards category, among other global giants in the industry.

GCT has a significant role to perform in MENA region to catalyze climate actions as well as spreading the positive message on Paris Agreement. And to do this, GCT has established a regulatory framework to facilitate issuance of carbon credits to projects of organisations in the MENA region.

Mr. Dirk Forrister, President & CEO IETA visited GORD office earlier this month and met Dr. Yousef Alhorr (Founding Chairman GORD) to understand the regional context for a possible collaboration between IETA and GORD. Thanking him for his visit, Dr. Yousef Alhorr commented, “Regional markets have a critical role in climate actions and regional economic diversification side-by-side and in sync with the international carbon market. We would be happy to join hands with IETA and to have joint activities in capacity building and raising awareness on climate mitigation and Paris Agreement implementation.”

IETA is a global nonprofit business organisation created to serve businesses engaged in the field of carbon markets with the objective to build international policy and market frameworks for reducing greenhouse gases at the lowest possible cost.

To read more about Gulf Carbon Trust, visit the website: www.gct.qa

To read more about IETA, visit the website: http://www.ieta.org/Standards-&-Other


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GORD joins MME’s Plant Million Trees Initiative

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Feb 25, 2021

Qatar Foundation’s HQ awarded GSAS Gold Certificate for operating sustainably

2015 building at Education City receives GSAS certification, and represents an example of how to operate a ‘green’ building.

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Feb 22, 2021

Lekhwiya’s new development becomes the first district to achieve GSAS 4 Stars sustainability rating

Lekhwiya Camp in Duhail has emerged as Qatar’s first sustainable district with GSAS 4 Stars rating.

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Feb 16, 2021

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Katara Towers to become the first hotel with GSAS 5 Stars sustainability rating

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GORD trains stadiums operators and facility managers to ensure sustainable operations

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