Abu Dhabi: The 12th World Environmental Education Congress (WEEC) in Abu Dhabi from January 29th to February 2nd, 2024, will prominently feature the Youth Environmental Education Conference (YEEC).
The WEEC is scheduled from January 29 to February 2, 2024. YEEC aims to involve and empower young individuals, allowing them to connect globally, share knowledge, and gather important perspectives that will guide their roles as future environmental leaders.
Mr. Ahmed Baharoon, Executive Director, Environmental Information, Science and Outreach Management, Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi, stated that, “YEEC offers a launchpad for discussions amongst the youth on shaping a more sustainable future and driving positive change via environmental advocacy. With the younger generations poised to experience the far-reaching impacts of the climate crisis, this transformative platform will give young people a voice and enable them to champion environmental education on both a local and international level.”
Under the theme ‘Connecting People, Creating Tomorrow,’ WEEC 2024 underscores Abu Dhabi’s commitment to instigating change through education and highlighting the continued prominence of environmental development on the UAE’s national agenda.
Occurring every two years as one of the most critical global events gathering environmental educational experts worldwide, WEEC 2024 represents a transformative movement in environmental education for a greener future.
The congress, where experts gather to review best practices and share experiences in environmental education, will serve as a pivotal platform. It aims to raise awareness about preserving critical natural resources, with a particular focus on resources common to the Middle East, ensuring their sustainability for future generations.
The event’s significance in education is further underscored by its alignment with the UAE’s Green Education Partnership Roadmap, a strategic initiative aimed at enhancing sustainability education in the region and beyond. With its unique blend of global perspective, youth empowerment, and educational innovation, WEEC 2024 promises to be a game-changer in the field of environmental education and advocacy.