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Ministry of Education announces UAE's Green Education Partnership Roadmap in preparation for COP28

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The announcement was made during a press conference held by MoE at its headquarters in Abu Dhabi, in the presence of Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of Education; Dr. Amna Al Dahak Al Shamsi, Assistant Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Education for the Care and Building Capacity Sector; Salah Khaled, Director of the UNESCO Regional Office for the Gulf States and Yemen ; and Jumana Haj-Ahmad, UNICEF Gulf Deputy Representative. Senior officials from MoE and representatives from its local and international partners also attended the press conference.
Dr. Al Falasi said that COP28 is important as it provides a roadmap for using education to achieve sustainable development goals and combat climate change, adding that it also increases awareness about climate change and discusses projects to address its effects. He emphasised the importance of global cooperation to integrate the climate agenda into education and coordinate efforts to combat climate change. He also noted that the UAE was keen to draw a practical and agile roadmap that countries across the globe can tailor, adapt to, and benefit from in educating students and educators about climate change.
Dr. Al Falasi stated, โ€œIndividual behaviours toward climate change are still the key to making a real impact, and with that comes the significant role of education in shifting minds, actions, and attitudes about the environment today, and in the future. At the Ministry of Education, we have a critical role to play to advance the role of education in addressing climate change, by building environment-friendly curricula and schools and training educators to build sustainable green communities. The UAE's hosting of COP28 presents another opportunity to highlight the country's efforts in this field and mobilize international efforts to include green education within educational systems in the region and the world.โ€
Commenting on the launch of the Green Education Partnership Roadmap, Shamma bint Suhail Faris Al Mazrui, Minister of Community Development, Vice Chairman of the Arab Youth Centre, and COP28 Youth Climate Champion, said, โ€œToday, we equip our children and young people with the foundations of environmental education for them to build a safer future and make our world a better place. As such, our wise leadership pays great attention to educating young people and establishing a love of the land in their hearts so they can be tomorrowโ€™s forerunners of environmental action.โ€
The roadmap includes the UAE Green Education Partnership, a key initiative aimed at enhancing the role of education in achieving sustainable development goals and including the climate agenda in the UAEโ€™s educational system.
โ€œUNESCO will work closely with the Ministry in co-designing the first Education Pavilion in the history of COP together with the Greening Education Partnership (GEP). Finally, UNESCO will collaborate with the Ministry on raising awareness of educators and learners about the importance of safeguarding oases, an exceptional eco-system and observatory of climate change, that is a common feature throughout several Arab countriesโ€, Salah Khaled added.
Jumana Haj-Ahmad, UNICEF Gulf Deputy Representative, said. โ€œWe at UNICEF are pleased to join the Greening Capacities Initiative led by the Ministry of Education in the United Arab Emirates. We look forward to a strategic partnership that aims to provide children and young people with climate education and green skills, which are crucial to help them adapt to and prepare for the impacts of climate change. Through this partnership and in the lead up to COP28, UNICEF will support training of school principals and teachers in all of the schools of UAE on climate education. Open source learning materials will also be available for educators in the UAE and abroad.โ€
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  • Tabitha Kimani

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    Information is power, enriching the young ones with climate knowledge is very important.

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    • Daniel Waweru

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      Great initiative

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      • Saustine Lusanzu

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        Young people inclusion in this program is very essential as they are Main agents of change

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