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UAE’s green vision: nurturing climate action for future generations

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Introduction

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has set forth an ambitious green vision, aiming to leave a lasting legacy of climate action for future generations. 

This vision includes eco-strategies tailored to schools and young entrepreneurs, emphasizing education and sustainability.

Partnership with UNICEF: Fostering Environmental Education

The Ministry of Education, in a significant move, has partnered with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to drive key programs aimed at promoting environmental education.

  • Teacher Training: The partnership seeks to enhance teacher training programs to equip educators with the knowledge and tools to effectively teach environmental and climate-related subjects.
  • Children’s Art Competition: An exciting children’s art competition will be organized to encourage young talents to express their creativity and insights on environmental issues.
  • “Net-Zero Heroes” Initiative: A pioneering initiative will spotlight individuals and groups making tangible contributions to achieving net-zero emissions, inspiring others to take climate action.

Upcoming Announcement at Cop28: Unveiling the Details

Additional details regarding these programs and initiatives will be unveiled before the upcoming Cop28 conference, scheduled to take place at Expo City Dubai from November 30 to December 12. 

This indicates the UAE’s commitment to showcasing its efforts in environmental education and climate action on a global stage.

Collaboration with the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation: Focus on Sustainability and Youth Education

In another important development, the Ministry of Education is collaborating with the philanthropic organization, the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation. 

This partnership emphasizes sustainability, climate action, and educating young people about the profound impact of climate change on our world.

The UAE’s proactive approach to sustainability and youth education demonstrates a concerted effort to foster a generation that is not only aware of environmental challenges but also actively engaged in addressing them. 

These initiatives align with the global imperative to combat climate change and create a better, more sustainable future.

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