More than 100 young eco-champions gather to learn about COP23 and UAE's strategy for green energy
More than 100 climate champions aged 7 to 19 gathered at our campus in Knowledge Park to take part in the Green Hope Foundation Climate Conference.
Teaching tomorrow’s climate champions the dangers of climate change, and the steps international governments are taking to reduce the crisis during COP23, the event provided a platform for students to share their thoughts and ideas for a better planet.
Accepting the invitation from Green Hope Foundation Founder and President, Kehkashan Basu to come together and strive for a better tomorrow, students from The Philippines School, Far Eastern Private School, St Mary’s Catholic School, Primus Private School, Al Ain Applied Technology High School, North American International School and the Oxford School,
Throughout the day, students had access to a range of industry experts and had the opportunity to view presentations from Mira Al Shaam, Environmental Researcher at the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCE), Noura Sarraj, Vice President and Head of Social Impact at Weber Shandwick MENA, Dima Maaytah, Founding Partner at Sustainable Mindz, Elena Weber, Founder, Icons Coffee Couture, and Middlesex University Dubai’s Deputy Director, Dr Cody Paris and Stephen King, Lecturer from the School of Media.
The day ended with students creating their works of art which represented their views of the environment, the challenges which lay ahead and their recommendations on what the community can do to address these.
Middlesex University Dubai has a range of programmes for prospective students looking to pursue careers in sustainability and sustainable development, click here for more information.