May 26, 2022

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12 members of the Arab Youth Council on Climate Change from 8 Arab countries

12 members of the Arab Youth Council on Climate Change from 8 Arab countries

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The “Arab Youth Center” announced the creation of members of the “Arab Youth Council for Climate Change”, an initiative launched in collaboration with the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment and the Office of the Special Envoy of the United Arab Emirates for Climate Change. And under the umbrella of the Private Sector Partners and the League of Arab States, the Council will consist of 12 members from 8 Arab countries with advanced experience in the fields of environment, sustainability and climate change.

Members will represent Arab youth from a variety of backgrounds to achieve the Council’s goals of making a quality improvement on the environmental issues of Arab youth, supporting the work of youth on climate change issues, involving Arab youth and harnessing their potential. Work in this field to implement solutions and innovations, and sustainable solutions to the climate change challenge.

On this occasion, His Excellency Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and Special Envoy of the United Arab Emirates for Climate Change, said: The intelligent leadership in the United Arab Emirates is committed to uplifting and enhancing the younger generation. They are in various fields to gain the expertise needed to ensure a successful future. The formation of the Arab Youth Council on Climate Change is under the guidance of the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Head of the Arab Youth Center Sheikh Mansour bin Saeed Al Nahyan. The Council will actively participate in efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change at all levels, starting with developing strategies and visions for the future and implementing positions in partnership with stakeholders at all levels.

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He added: “The Arab Youth Council, based on the key role of the Arab youth, will carry out a number of tasks such as raising awareness, activating community participation and finding innovative solutions in climate action at the state and Arab world levels. .

He explained, “The United Arab Emirates considers climate change to create opportunities for sustainable economic growth, and we have a lot of serious work to do to achieve solutions to the challenges of climate change, while maintaining growth rates in clean and innovative sectors. Upgrading renewable energy, supply chains and strengthening the economy.” Circular, and bringing about the necessary change using the applications of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, are all areas where the mood of young people and their creative solutions are needed.

Priority

His Excellency Maryam Bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Al Muhairi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, commented, “Working for the environment and climate is one of the most important strategic priorities of the United Arab Emirates, working towards achieving and enhancing, achieving and sustaining all sectors and sectors through an integrated approach. It also ensures the creation of a better future for present and future generations, and in its objectives, reflects an excellent role model for the Arab Youth Council to benefit from its capabilities to enhance youth and their contribution to the challenge of climate change.

He added: “Modern technological knowledge of the youth, their creative and innovative skills and their impact on enhancing social awareness are key factors contributing to the improvement of climate action initiatives. This importance was further enhanced last October with the announcement of the initiative of the United Arab Emirates Strategy to achieve Climate Neutrality by 2050, with young people playing a serious role in achieving its goals.

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Lead

For his part, Her Excellency Shamma bint Suhail bin Faris al-Masroui, Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Vice President of the Arab Youth Center, said: “Climate change and its economic, social and health consequences are one of the most important challenges facing. Young people in the world today are threatening their future prospects for growth and improving their quality of life. Therefore, it is not surprising to see young people around the world at the forefront of promoting and protecting environmental initiatives at all levels. Their future capabilities. “

He added: “The Arab Youth Council was established under the guidance of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Saeed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, to provide a platform for Arab youth to embrace and develop confidence in themselves. It reflects the United Arab Emirates’ role model in promoting youth and has become a global model for the country’s leadership and vision for the future.

His Excellency Shamma al-Masroui, Council Member, exemplified her ability to deliver creative solutions or work on a sustainable plan to serve the Arab world in areas related to climate change, including optimal management of natural resources and water, and reduction of greenhouse gases. Emissions, improving air quality, clean and renewable energy, agriculture and security.

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For his part, Saeed Al Nassari, Director General of the Federal Youth Authority and Chief Strategist of the Arab Youth Center, said: “The formation of the Arab Youth Council for Climate Change strengthens the transformation of the Emirati model of advancing youth, and the global model for sustainable development processes that will enable the world today to confront them with sustainable development processes. Only through will it be complete, which is the challenge of climate change.

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Al-Nazari added: “We have worked to provide empowering mechanisms through the Council to implement the guidance of intelligent leadership, to enhance the capabilities of young people, and to enhance their contribution to the future of the United Arab Emirates and the Arab region. They were selected after a review process conducted by a special committee based on specific criteria, taking into account the activities and achievements of the members in sustainability and climate change and their ability to play a leading role with experience working in the face of climate change. Challenges, as well as academic degrees in fields related to the environmental sciences.

Key goals

The Council will implement a number of key objectives to address the challenges of Arab action and climate change in the field of environment, the first of which is to assist the Arab countries in achieving their goals in tackling climate change.

The council consists of 12 young men and women: Putti bin Harab al-Muhairi, Sultan al-Hardi and Sarah al-Ameri from the United Arab Emirates, Rumaida al-Pusaidi from the Sultanate of Oman, Maidam al-Kush from Lebanon, Ahmed Sab al-Leeb, and Sherif al-Fifi from Egypt. , Haseem Aznag from Morocco, Reem al-Muraiki from Bahrain, Hanan al-Nuwaiser from Saudi Arabia and Mustafa Hashim from the Hashimite Kingdom of Jordan.

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