Climate Action, why?
Climate change is an imminent and undeniable danger: its effects are already visible and will be catastrophic unless we take immediate action. By educating ourselves, innovating, and adhering to our climate commitments, we can make the necessary changes to safeguard our planet and support human life. These changes also offer enormous prospects to upgrade the way we do business, fostering technology advancements, conserving natural resources, generating new employment opportunities and promoting greater prosperity worldwide.
The UAE has been committed to battling climate change since 1989, the same year it ratified the Vienna Convention for the protection of the Ozone layer. After this, it became a member of the UNFCCC in 1995 and also ratified the Kyoto Protocol in 2005.
COP28 UAE: a historic event!
The COP28 conference held in Dubai in December 2023 was a historic event. The conference concluded with a historic agreement to transition away from fossil fuels and to try to rein in accelerating climate change. The agreement aims to keep alive the goal of the Paris Agreement to try to limit long-term global average near-surface temperature to 1.5°C above the pre-industrial era. The agreement calls for more decisive climate action in the face of rapidly accelerating climate change and more dangerous extreme weather that is leading to massive environmental, economic and societal upheaval.
Enabling Climate Action starts with awareness: Goumbook partners with Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation (AGF) to bring the Greening Communities program to life.
In April 2023, the Ministry of Education unveiled the UAE’s “Green Education Partnership Roadmap”. Among its pillars, the “Greening Communities” program was introduced, and the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation and Goumbook joined hands as strategic partners. The core objective of this pillar is to create learning opportunities for climate awareness, both within formal and informal educational settings, to engage all members of the community.
Goumbook is committed to conducting 24 workshops across the seven Emirates, reaching out to 1,382 participants from various walks of life, including school and university students, parents, employees, and the general public. These workshops will encompass a variety of engaging and educational activities drawn from Goumbook’s diverse campaigns, such as Climate Fresk workshops, Ghaf seed plantings, Mangrove plantings, beach clean-ups, and sustainable meal packings.
Our primary goal is to raise awareness, inspire, and empower participants to become active agents of change in our collective fight for a liveable climate and a sustainable future for everyone. With the different activities we offer – from planting trees to collecting marine debris or saving edible food from going to waste – we aim to open participants’ eyes to the intricate connections between individual actions and the global climate crisis. We emphasize that every small daily decision has the power to create ripples of change that eventually, collectively, create the transformative impact we need.
Learn more about our Climate Fresk Workshops:
In order to help companies and individuals learn about climate change and be part of the conversations that are happening in the country and beyond, Goumbook runs Climate Fresk workshops for small and large teams.
In 3 hours, the collaborative workshop allows you to understand the essential issues of climate change to take action. Teams work out for themselves how the inter-dependencies between climate, ecosystems and humanity have a reciprocal effect, increasing various risks for ecosystems and humans everywhere.
Option 1: Train the Trainer
Option 2: Employee Engagement
Engage and activate your management and employees