The Chairman and Founder of the Al-Attiyah Foundation, His Excellency Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, served as both the Chairman of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development in 2006 and the President of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 18), in 2012. The Foundation is ideally positioned to unify, leverage and lead action, not only within Qatar but amongst the international community. The Foundation focuses on actions that are part of the global quest towards climate-resilient sustainable development, to ensure that all human beings have universal access to a healthy environment.
The sustainable development work program of the Foundation builds upon two universal agreements: the Paris Agreement on climate change and the 2030 UN Agenda for sustainable development. Together these agreements demand action in areas of critical importance for humanity and the planet and provide a baseline for the Foundation’s work.
In line with its vision and mission, the Al-Attiyah Foundation provides information, programmes, independent research and publications on issues such as climate change, sustainable access to energy, security of supply, sustainable consumption, energy efficiency, renewable energy, socio-economic development, and corporate social responsibility.