, Online Press Release from Abu Dhabi and Al Ain
Education, Universities & Training(Education & Training)
Filter PR by
UAE climate change experts seek youth and academic views
UAE climate change experts seek youth and academic views
  •    A nationwide survey was launched as an action from the first in person meeting of the UAE Universities Climate Network (UCN)

Dubai-UAE, 2nd July 2024: Experts are seeking the views of university communities and employers as they prepare for the next global climate change summit in Azerbaijan – launching a nation-wide survey as an action from the first in-person meeting of the UAE Universities Climate Network (UCN)

Ahead of COP29, members of the UCN will survey students, academics, university administrators and potential employers to assess their awareness and perceptions of climate change.

The survey is one of the outcomes from the UCN meeting recently hosted by the University of Birmingham Dubai, which attracted over 50 academics representing 35 higher education institutions across the UAE.

Dr Victoria Galán-Muros, Chief of Research and Analysis at the UNESCO International Institute for Higher Education, delivered the event's keynote speech. Discussions at the event focused on engagement plans for COP29 and beyond, based on the UCN's four pillars: Research & Innovation, Youth engagement, Communal activation, and Campus carbon neutrality.

UCN Co-chair Dr Rasha Bayoumi, from the University of Birmingham Dubai commented: Our goal is to address and bridge gaps in climate change education to better prepare students as future leaders to combat climate change.'

Established to help drive youth and academic engagement with COP28, the UCN comprises of 35 UAE-based universities and higher education institutions with the inaugural chair being NYUAD.  In 2024, the University of Birmingham Dubai and Khalifa University, became co-chairs, with Ajman University as Head of Operations.

Professor Yusra Mouzughi, Provost at the University of Birmingham Dubai, commented: 'The UAE's Higher Education community has a key role to play in defining the wider region's contribution to tackling the impact of climate change. The University of Birmingham Dubai is proud to continue our mission to contribute to initiatives that benefit civic society across the UAE and beyond.'

Posted by : Abu Dhabi and Al Ain PR Network Editorial Team
Viewed 2224 times
PR Category : Education & Training
Posted on : Wednesday, July 3, 2024  11:16:00 AM UAE local time (GMT+4)
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of
Previous Story : Zayed National Museum recreates Magan Boat in partnership wi...
Next Story : ADNOC yas in Schools wraps up a thrilling National Finals wi...
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
Back to Section Home

Related Stories

Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Catrice Unveils the Spring/Summer 2024 Collection: Introducing Shine Bomb Lip Lacquer! [38155-Views]
POCO Sets New Standard with Global Launch of F-Series in Dubai [30897-Views]
Unleash Your Inner Royalty with "Call me Queen" Dramatic False Lash Effect Mascara by esse... [30564-Views]
Panasonic Announces FY24 Business Strategy For Sustained Growth in Middle East and Africa [27595-Views]
Hunger Hotspots Report: Famine Looms In Gaza While Risk Of Starvation Persists In Sudan, Haiti, Mali... [23860-Views]
Last-Minute Eid Shopping With Max Fashion's New Collection [23745-Views]
Ajmal Perfumes Unveils Eau D'Oud- A New Standard of Elegance and Luxury [23254-Views]
WFP News Video: WFP Warns Unprecedented Drought and Floods Causing Surge in Climate Related Hunger [22678-Views]
Urgent Call To Action To Address Historic El Niño Drought In Southern Africa [22514-Views]
Air Cargo Demand Continues Strong Growth into Q2 [21407-Views]
IATA SAF Registry [20102-Views]
Catrice's drops new summer favorites: Slim Eye Shadow Palettes and Kohl Kajal! [19367-Views]
Get Ready to have your Summer glow-up with essence Cosmetics' summer collection 2024 [18389-Views]
Amouage presents Rare Is The Rose, a poetic and cinematic tribute to the Omani Rock Rose [16908-Views]
Sudan is Facing an Unprecedented Hunger Catastrophe, Say UN Agency Chiefs [15672-Views]
Cigna Healthcare Names Leah Cotterill Middle East and Africa CEO, outside KSA [15398-Views]
WFP Response to new IPC Food Security Assessment on Gaza [12653-Views]
UAE Team Emirates confirm eight riders to take on Tour de France [12241-Views]
Beauty Meets Technology: CHATEAU BERGER Cosmetiques Unveils its Cutting-Edge Skincare Line in Dubai [11372-Views]
Living Proof® Brings Its Pioneering, Science-Backed Haircare Solutions To The Region [9583-Views]