Dubai, United Arab Emirates : The Global Citizen Forum has made a bold commitment to echo its values of empowering a sustainable future by minimizing impact and offsetting carbon emission ahead of its upcoming Annual Summit hosted in the UAE’s leading sustainability destination of Ras Al Khaimah.
As one of Global Citizen Forum’s five main pillars, SUSTAINABILITY is rooted in the deeply intimate relationship between the global challenges today and their repercussions tomorrow, while advocating for global responsibility and accountability.
“Climate change, global warming, food insecurity, climate migration, and the rapid extinction of species are all part of a single, over-arching problem: humanity is demanding more from the Earth than it can provide,” states Talimka Yordanova, CEO of the Global Citizen Forum.
While several correctional solutions exist, reducing humanity’s carbon footprint is the most essential step to live within the means of our planet — and by far, photosynthetic carbon capture by trees is among the most inexpensive and most effective strategy to limit the rise of CO₂ concentrations.
GCF’s official Sustainability Partner, ABOUT CLIMATE is a carbon offset development platform that actively plants trees and estimates real-time biomass to offset emissions while positively impacting local communities. As a result, the carbon emissions emitted throughout the upcoming Annual Summit will be offset by the organic preparation, planting, and minimum 12-year upkeep of one of the world's most powerfully versatile trees: Moringa.
“The Moringa tree grows and absorbs C02 at a 20x higher rate than any other tree, while also maximizing biodiversity and social impact through the usage of each part of the tree,” shares Carina Nau, the Founder of ABOUT CLIMATE. “Our work directly impacts 8 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within our local operations.”
Moringa trees are a great resource for people in remote and poor communities, as they can easily be grown and harvested for their many nutritional components. They also offer a variety of effective health remedies, while their seeds can be used for water purification.
While taking a holistic approach will ensure minimal impact and emission throughout the Annual Summit — using ABOUT CLIMATE’s world-class, secured, and patented Carbon Footprint calculator will allow the GCF to analyze a highly accurate CO2 footprint.
“We are committed to building a carbon-conscious framework for our activities and aim to ensure the minimal use of any plastic and paper throughout our events, as well as the use of electric scooters and golf carts for transfers between hotel and the convention center during the Annual Summit,” shares Yordanova.
For more information on ABOUT CLIMATE, please visit: https://www.aboutclimate.com/
With limited tickets available, you can secure your attendance now by visiting: https://www.globalcitizenforum.org/tickets .
About Global Citizen Forum
The Global Citizen Forum is a Canadian non-profit organization driven by a global community of leaders and catalyzers unlocking the potential of global citizenship. Through a series of curated events and experiences, GCF’s membership-based community gathers from across the globe for their Annual Summit to bridge dialogue with action for traceable, transparent and measurable impact.
About Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA)
Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) was established in May 2011 under the government of Ras Al Khaimah. RAKTDA aims to develop the Emirate’s tourism infrastructure and establish Ras Al Khaimah as a world-class destination for leisure and business travel, creating sustainable investment opportunities and enhancing the quality of life for its residents. In order to achieve its goals, the Authority has a government mandate to license, regulate and monitor the Emirate’s tourism and hospitality industry.
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Tamara Youssef, Memac Ogilvy PR
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