In April 2023, the Ministry of Education announced the UAE’s “Green Education Partnership Roadmap” in preparation for COP28.
- Under the 4th pillar of this Roadmap, the “Greening Communities” program has been launched in strategic partnership with the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation.
- The objective of the Greening Communities Pillar is to create life-long learning climate awareness opportunities, both formal and non-formal, for all members of the community to engage in.
- As such, the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation has galvanized the efforts of multiple partners to drive a collective commitment for green communities in the UAE.
- Goumbook has been selected as one of the implementing partners for this initiative and has produced this document, to be sent to all the participants attending workshops within this program.
It is both important and urgent!
From the soaring energy consumption to the pressing issues of water scarcity, waste management, and the ever-increasing demand for resources, the UAE stands at the crossroads of environmental and social transformation.
Global factors, from climate change vulnerability to shifts in economic dynamics, are making sustainable development choices more crucial than ever for a country like the UAE. We feel the strain of water scarcity, witness the rise of sea levels, and must adapt to the complexities of rapid population growth, increasing energy demand, and the high cost of living.
So, let’s embark on this journey of change together. This is your opportunity to lower your environmental footprint, broaden your sense of social responsibility, and embrace a life that makes a real difference.