Middlesex University Dubai’s Business and Media schools combined to offer students the opportunity to hear from global eco-warrior Kehkashan Basu. As well as being the recipient of the International Youth Peace Award, Kehkashan has established a global network of environmentalists and is a renowned speaker on human rights, climate change and gender equality.
Kehkashan was passing through Dubai on her way to Vietnam and we were lucky to be able to organise this event due to our longstanding relationship with her Green Hope Foundation, along with the work of our students in raising awareness and implementing sustainable development practices.
The event also connected to a global campaign that begins on Wednesday evening from the Climate Reality Project. This will see former US Vice President Al Gore launch 24 hours of talks that are scheduled to take place around the world. Our journalism students are editing content from Kehkashan’s talk which may be shared with that organisation to support global efforts to tackle the climate crisis. As a result, the Climate Reality Project will oversee the planting of 40 trees on behalf of our students who attended.