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Kuwait’s Fahaheel Service Center receives GSAS plaque for sustainable operations

The project has achieved Platinum rating for GSAS Operations Certification

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Sustainability Pulse Volume 2 Issue 3

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GORD and the UN Environment Programme sign a MoU to Promote Sustainability & Carbon Neutrality

Nov 12,2018

The Gulf Organisation for Research & Development and the United Nations Environment Programme sign a MoU to promote sustainability and carbon neutrality that support the UN Sustainable Development Goals on the first day of the Sustainability Summit 2018. 

The MoU, which was signed by Dr. Yousef Al-Horr, Founding Chairman of GORD, and Abdul-Majeid Haddad, Acting Deputy Director of the United Nations Environment West Asia Office, facilitates the way for a long-term cooperation on several areas of common interest, such as education, research, and outreach initiatives that aim to advance the development agenda of the sustainable building and the advancement of refrigeration and air conditioning technologies for hot and harsh climates.

The purpose of the singed MoU is to advance the research agenda on energy, environment and sustainability in the regional in order to achieve low carbon emission and climate resilient development. Especially, the MoU focuses on the development and promotion of dedicated initiatives addressing sustainability in the sports sector. The most impacted stakeholders targeted under this MoU are from industry and younger generation of society.

 

“Our partnership with the UN Environment proudly reflects our commitment to promote sustainability and accelerate change at a global level,” said Dr. Yosef Al-Horr, Founding Chairman of GORD.

Commenting on the signing of the MoU, Haddad said that “GORD’s partnership with the UN Environment reaffirms its role as a vital sustainability leader in the region and positions as a key player of the international sustainability community.”


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GORD highlights the economic role of sustainability at Doha Bank’s "Qatar – Land of Opportunities"

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GORD to cut down Qatar’s carbon footprint with energy audit workshops

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Al-Attiyah Foundation and GORD Celebrate Partnership Agreement

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Sep 06, 2019

Career growth and evolving sustainability standards emerge as key drivers behind renewals of GSAS CGP licenses

GORD has concluded this year’s final refresher workshop on its design and build (D&B) certification for GSAS.

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Aug 25, 2019

GSAS projects database and Arabic website among newly introduced features of GORD’s website

GORD has launched the Arabic version of its website featuring technical manuals, industry news and research content.

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Jul 09, 2019

Qatar’s charities bring sustainability to the fore

RACA and GORD have signed a cooperation agreement to launch a series of green initiatives in the sector of charitable activities.

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Jun 26, 2019

GORD set to expand its footprint in Oman

GORD welcomes Oman’s Supreme Council for Planning to discuss plans on supporting the nation’s sustainability agenda

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