The United Arab Emirates kicked off the 28th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Dubai on Sunday with a call for the world's youth to play a bigger role in tackling climate change.
Shamma bint Suhail Faris Al Mazrui, Minister of Community Development, Vice Chairman of the Arab Youth Centre, and COP28 Youth Climate Champion, told Emirates 24 News that the UAE's leadership believes in the ability of youth to provide innovative visions to find solutions to tackle climate change, which poses a multifaceted challenge to humanity.
She stressed that the UAE's championing a climate pioneer role for youth for the first time in the history of the Conference of the Parties since its inception, puts youth at the center of the event and presents the UAE model that enables youth to lead climate action to the world and makes it accessible to all, calling for the role of climate pioneer for youth to become fixed in future versions of the COP.
Al Mazrui explained that youths have always emphasised their desire to actively participate, and therefore the COP28 edition in the UAE will focus on achieving changes in the conference that will ensure their central participation in the annual global climate event.
She further underscored the importance of achieving balance between economic development and Read the Entire Article
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