The Al-Attiyah Foundation launched a new book at the Green Buildings Conference, Doha, on 29 October 2017. The book entitled ‘Sustainable Development and Energy Nexus’ was produced by The Al-Attiyah Foundation to serve as a concise reference tool for policy makers, industry practitioners, academia and anyone interested in the global sustainability agenda. In addition, the book will be a good educational and public awareness tool. His Excellency, Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, Chairman of The Al-Attiyah Foundation, said in his foreword: ‘this publication is a demonstration of the commitment of the Foundation to its vision to provide robust and practical knowledge and insights on global energy and sustainable development topics’.
In particular, the book reflects upon the role of energy in relation to the following five themes: Theme One, Energy and Human Welfare; Theme Two, Energy and Environmental Concerns; Theme Three, Energy and Socio-Economic Development; Theme Four, Energy and Ethical Issues and Principals; and Theme Five, Partnerships for Development. In conclusion, the world has fewer than fifteen years to achieve its bold and all-inclusive agenda to close the human development gap.