Youth and Global climate challenges
22 Sep 2016
New York City, USA
Hosted by Youth Circles
Sustainability is Our Shared Responsibility
HE Dr. Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi
UAE Minister of Climate Change & Environment
The youth are an important pillar in supporting the UAE’s efforts in achieving sustainable development. To this end, the Youth Circle aimed to raise awareness and encourage the UAE youth and international students studying in the United States to engage in global efforts in achieving sustainable development and addressing climate change.
During his talk, Dr. Al Zeyoudi gave an overview of the UAE’s efforts in advancing sustainability to date. He spoke about the country’s existing strategies and programs, such as the UAE Vision 2021, UAE Green Development Strategy as well as Innovation Strategy, which also contributes to achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.
Attendees interacted and discussed issues related to sustainability and how to raise awareness and communicating with all segments of society. They also shared their ideas on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
To ensure the effectiveness of the youth circle the Ministry of Climate Change and environment encouraged the attending youth to pledge to carry out their responsibility as global citizens, locally in the UAE and abroad, by taking actions in their immediate circles and through media platforms.