ABU DHABI - The first COP28 Presidency-hosted and youth-led event, “Road to COP28”, will be held at Expo City Dubai on Wednesday.
This event represents a significant moment for the country’s youth to come together and join the wider community towards raising awareness and mobilising an all-of-society effort towards COP28.
The “Road to COP28” event aligns with COP28’s goal to accelerate global climate action, with all parties and stakeholders across society working together to achieve the pledges made for future generations.
The day-long event tomorrow consists of three programmes, starting with a morning programme of interactive workshops to inspire, educate, and empower young students ages 7 to 15 to understand and tackle climate change.
The afternoon programme will include youth circles, debates, workshops, sustainability initiatives, and performances hosted by partners, including the Federal Youth Authority and the Arab Youth Centre.
The main evening programme will be a platform for the UAE’s leadership to share their ambitions for COP28 alongside youth climate advocates.
With climate action at the centre, the event will revolve around four strategic pillars: participation, action, voice, and education. The event will also see the launch of key initiatives to enhance youth participation in the UN climate process and amplify the efforts of youth-led and youth-focused organizations in the global climate community.
The Road to COP28 event will highlight the priorities and principles underpinning COP28, through a varied programme of activities to engage with more than 3,000 people, including students, youth in national service, youth climate advocates, people of determination, senior citizens, and more.
The event will be attended by COP28 leadership, senior government officials and ambassadors to the UAE.