Building awareness and sharing knowledge are the core remit of Emirates Environmental Group. In 2017 EEG replaced the annual community lecture series with a more focussed programme involving discussions among panels of experts and the audience. Broadly based on the principle of sustainable development and the Sustainable Development Goals, the programme offers an open platform for exchange of ideas, strategies and practices that advance low carbon development, environmental efficiencies and societal participation. Each year between 4-6 themes are identified around which panel discussions are organised. These highlight different approaches adopted by governmental entities, private sector organisations, academia and others in order to achieve sustainable development. The panel discussion series are immensely popular as they afford a unique opportunity to everyone to deepen knowledge, raise issues, discuss challenges and solutions and promote networking among like minded entities.