More than 1000 of young people from across the world on Sunday gathered for the Conference of Youth (COY18) in Dubai to amplify their voices as they advocate for climate change.
The 18th edition of the COY18, which is running at EXPO City Dubai until November 28, is being held in the lead-up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP28).
In her keynote speech, H.E. Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment said the UAE has always believed in the power of youths and has taken the lead in training and up-skilling children and youth activists about so they can be helpful in climate change action.
“Young people are the future generations and agents of change and sharing your stories and your innovative ideas for climate change solutions is vital,” said Almheiri.