Abu Dhabi: Emirates Nature-WWF has revealed a schedule of events and activations for COP28. Its goal is to inspire and mobilize civil society to participate in nature conservation and citizen science and lead the change toward a sustainable future.
Together with prestigious partners, Emirates Nature-WWF organizes events and activations that give the public and young people a chance to learn more about the environment, get in touch with it, and use tools and digital apps to make a positive difference in the real world.
“The responsibility to tackle climate change and build a sustainable future rests with everyone. Through our community engagement programs at Emirates Nature-WWF, we have seen thousands of individuals and youth in the UAE step up and take action for nature. I am optimistic that COP28 will inspire even more minds, hearts and hands across the UAE – and the world – to be part of the solution and make a positive impact for people and planet,” remarked Ms. Laila Mostafa Abdullatif, Director-General of Emirates Nature-WWF.
The organizations created the “Escape Climate Change – Mangrove Edition” escape room, the flagship activation for the Year of Sustainability and COP28, which allows participants to actually experience the science behind climate change, under the auspices of the Youth Legacy for COP28 community engagement strategy.
The escape room will be a key feature at COP28, running for the entire conference duration, as per the statement.
With the goal of ensuring complete inclusivity at COP28, Emirates Nature-WWF and Abu Dhabi Environment Agency (EAD) have started a number of projects aimed at highlighting young, inspirational innovators.
‘Youth Insiders’ brings together young industry professionals already working to advance green solutions in the UAE and provides a platform for insights, innovations, and solutions to be shared at events including COP28.
In addition, the youth Ambassadors for Nature initiative, organized by Connect with Nature, upskills and mentors ten promising students and youth in leadership and environmental advocacy and supports them in mobilizing UAE youth to explore, study, and protect nature.
Youth Insiders and Ambassadors for Nature will represent the youth voice and share their innovations and solutions in the lead-up to, during, and after COP28.