Dubai schools host Scope 2022 to challenge young people to find solutions linked to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal.
28 November 2022, 12:00 AM
31 December 2022, 12:00 AM
GEMS Legacy School and GEMS World Academy hosted the first-of-its-kind forum for student voice and action against climate change.
Coinciding with the recently concluded United Nations Climate Change Conference (Cop27), the third edition of the School Conference of Parties Exposition (Scope) was recently held at this two Dubai schools.
Scope was launched in 2020 and this year it was held both virtually as well as in person for around 380 students from 22 schools spread across the UAE and overseas.
This year’s event engaged students in wide-ranging inclusive, collaborative activities, from sustainable diet and fashion, design and innovation, to climate change research, speech writing and delivery, storytelling and more.
Providing a collaborative space for students of all ages to learn from each other as they exchange ideas and opinions, Scope was aimed at challenging young people to find solutions linked to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Hana Mohamed Suneer, GEMS global student ambassador and a Grade 6 student at GEMS Legacy School, said about the programme: “It’s an opportunity, an impact, a tribute, a journey, a goal. A forum to exchange problems and solutions. A platform for climate change mitigation. A chance to leave a positive impact on people and nature. To me, Scope 2022 was not just an exposition, it was a revolution.”