Dubai: Youth circle discusses sustainability, climate change.
23 August 2023, 12:00 AM
30 September 2023, 12:00 AM
The Dubai Youth Council, in cooperation with the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s (DEWA) Youth Council, organised a Youth Circle under the theme ‘Towards a Sustainable Future’ to discuss environmental sustainability and the vital role of global cooperation and COP28 in facing the challenges of climate change. The event also discussed the objectives of the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, which seeks to transform Dubai into one of the world’s smartest and most sustainable cities.
The Youth Circle was attended by Abdulla Mohammed Al Basti, Secretary General of The Executive Council of Dubai; Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, and Ahmad Saeed bin Meshar Al Muhairi, Secretary General of the Supreme Legislation Committee (SLC). The Circle also saw the participation of the Office of the UAE Special Envoy for COP28, and members of youth councils from the public and private sectors.
Abdulla Mohammed Al Basti, Secretary General of The Executive Council of Dubai said, "UAE has designated 2023 as the Year of Sustainability, reflecting the high priority it places on environmental preservation. The hosting of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28) at Expo City Dubai further demonstrates the nation’s commitment to forging international collaboration to advance environmental preservation. In this context, it is vital to involve the youth in developing unique solutions to address the climate crisis."
Apart from shedding light on the crucial role played by legislative frameworks in tackling climate and environmental challenges, the event served as a platform for forging collaboration and exchanging insights and experiences among Youth Councils in the public and private sectors. During the Circle, the Supreme Legislation Committee Youth Council conducted a workshop on environmental degradation and the mechanisms for legislative solutions. They also highlighted the UAE’s pioneering accomplishments in this area, underscoring our commitment to heightening awareness of climate risks and legislative approaches for mitigating them.
The Youth Circle featured a workshop presented by the SLC Youth Council on environmental damage and legislative solutions to mitigate them. It highlighted key ecological issues the world is facing due to the fast pace of economic development, climate change and global warming, as well as the UAE’s legislative initiatives to tackle them.