WGES 2022 Enhances Youth's Role in Building Sustainable Future

WGES 2022 Enhances Youth's Role in Building Sustainable Future

Discussions on youth form one of the thematic pillars at the World Green Economy Summit, in addition to energy, finance, and food security

The 8th World Green Economy Summit (WGES 2022) focuses on empowering youth to play a pivotal role in building a sustainable future and accelerating the transition to renewable energy.

Discussions on youth form one of the thematic pillars at the Summit, in addition to energy, finance, and food security.The Summit results in an ideal platform for youth to express their opinions about shaping their future and share their views with decision-makers.

This is achieved through the active participation of youth in high-level discussions with experts and thought leaders about the green economy and climate change.

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Youth can also contribute in providing policymaking recommendations at the local, national, and international levels, and in envisioning plans and strategies to raise climate action and green goals of the next generation.

Additionally, WGES 2022 prioritises spreading awareness to the youth about environmental and sustainability issues and encourages them to launch eco-friendly small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

The Summit also enhances the role of young entrepreneurs by improving their capabilities to find innovative and sustainable solutions and fast-track green growth worldwide to achieve sustainable development.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, MD and CEO of DEWA and Chairman of the WGEO said:"In the UAE, we believe that the youth implement the nation’s strategies and ambitious plans.

"This supports the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai a global hub for clean energy and green economy, and to achieve the UAE Centennial 2071."

Al Tayer also highlighted that the Summit underlines the youth’s responsibility to shape the sustainability agenda, especially as the Arab world is witnessing a growing interest in the green economy.

Egypt will host the 27th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP27) at the UNFCC next November and the UAE will host COP28 next year.

The Summit also solidifies the UAE’s position in the region as one of the key players in galvanizing international efforts to promote the shift towards a green economy.

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