Dubai Youth Council Organizes Vital Youth CircleIn a collaborative effort with the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s (DEWA) Youth Council, the Dubai Youth Council orchestrated a dynamic Youth Circle event centered around the theme ‘Towards a Sustainable Future’. The gathering aimed to deliberate on critical environmental sustainability concerns and underline the pivotal role of global cooperation and the upcoming COP28 in tackling climate change challenges. The discussion also encompassed the objectives of the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, an ambitious initiative striving to position Dubai as a model for smart and sustainable cities on a global scale.
Youth Circle for a Sustainable Future
Distinguished Guests Emphasize Youth’s Role in Climate Action The event garnered the presence of esteemed dignitaries including His Excellency Abdulla Mohammed Al Basti, Secretary General of The Executive Council of Dubai; His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA; and His Excellency Ahmad Saeed bin Meshar Al Muhairi, Secretary General of the Supreme Legislation Committee (SLC). Notably, the Office of the UAE Special Envoy for COP28 and youth council members from both public and private sectors also took part.
Leadership’s Vision for Sustainable Innovation His Excellency Abdulla Mohammed Al Basti highlighted the significance of such endeavors in aligning with the visionary directives of the UAE leadership. The engagement of youth in crafting sustainable solutions and leveraging science, knowledge, and innovation is instrumental in realizing a truly sustainable world, he emphasized. UAE’s Commitment to Climate Consciousness. This event “Youth Circle” holds particular importance in the context of the UAE’s designation of 2023 as the Year of Sustainability. As the nation prepares to host COP28, it underlines the UAE’s commitment to fostering international collaboration for environmental preservation and youth involvement in tackling the climate crisis.
Empowering Youth for Climate Action Echoing this sentiment, His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer underlined the UAE’s pioneering role in climate change mitigation, notably being the first country in the Middle East and North Africa to launch a comprehensive strategy for achieving Net-Zero emissions by 2050. Al Tayer emphasized that empowering youth and involving them in climate action is vital for a sustainable future, positioning them as partners in the journey of nation-building on the global stage.
Promoting Youth Voices for Sustainable Change The event also served as a platform for various youth councils to engage in meaningful discussions. The Supreme Legislation Committee Youth Council conducted a workshop on environmental degradation and legislative solutions, highlighting the UAE’s trailblazing accomplishments in this realm.
Shaping Tomorrow’s Sustainability Today Overall, the Youth Circle successfully fostered dialogue on multifaceted issues related to sustainability, reinforced the importance of global collaboration and COP28, and promoted the vision of the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050. The convergence of decision-makers and young minds facilitated an exchange of ideas and insights that could ultimately shape the future of climate protection strategies and sustainable development.
Commitment to Youth Empowerment for a Sustainable Tomorrow With the UAE’s commitment to nurturing the younger generation’s involvement in decision-making processes, the Youth Circle stands as a testament to the nation’s dedication to a prosperous and sustainable future.