Dubai: The UAE Ministry of Education (MoE) has launched the Greening Education Hub under the theme ‘Legacy from the Land of Zayed.’
This move comes as part of the Ministry’s efforts to achieve the goals of the UAE Green Education Partnership Roadmap ahead of COP28.
The Hub aims to highlight the importance of education in addressing climate issues and the need to include education in the official discussions during COP28, which will be held at Expo City Dubai from November 30 to December 12.
The launch of the Hub was made during a press conference held by the MoE at SEE Institute, Dubai Sustainable City. The ceremony was attended by Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, UAE Minister of Education, Dr. Amna Al Dahak Al Shamsi, Assistant Undersecretary for the Care and Capacity Building Sector at the UAE Ministry of Education, and representatives of COP28, leaders from various local and international bodies, along with an elite group of experts and specialists.
Dr. Al Falasi stated that, “Our ancestors lived in harmony with nature, taking only as much as they needed. Fast-forward to today and their age-old wisdom is still valid in our modern times. They recognized the vital importance of preserving precious natural resources for future generations.”
The Hub will include more than 250 workshops, 127 international and 151 national sessions. It has attracted participants from 38 countries, representing a truly global platform for leaders, experts, and specialists.
Dr. Al Falasi remarked that, “The UAE follows the footsteps of the Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and continues to mark significant achievements in environmental protection and sustainable development. Hosting COP28 is just another testament to the country’s leadership position in these vital fields. Today, we are honored to carry on Sheikh Zayed’s legacy aimed at contributing to global sustainability efforts.”
The Hub is anticipated to welcome more than 1,000 visitors and 500 students on a daily basis, with a total attendance projected to exceed 18,000 over the course of 13 days.