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The Year of Sustainability calls on the public to adopt sustainable behaviors to combat climate change


The Year of Sustainability team, in their latest released video, “Year of Sustainability: Today for Tomorrow”, has called on all those who call the UAE home to step up their efforts towards climate action.

President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan announced 2023 as the Year of Sustainabilityand throughout the year, the national initiative encouraged citizens to adopt sustainable practices through activations focused on responsible consumption and environmental conservation towards climate action.

Aimed at all those who call the UAE home, the video features Year of Sustainability Team members invite the public to commit to sustainable habits in their daily lives, such as choosing green forms of transportation, reducing waste, saving water and energy, as well as growing plants at home, to show how collective action will have a direct impact in the climate.

Reminding the public why individual actions towards responsible consumption and environmental conservation have impact, Year of Sustainability Digital Strategic Director Mariam Almeraikhi saying,

“By taking responsibility for our everyday actions, such as portioning food, reducing red meat consumption, avoiding single-use plastics, and switching to slow fashion, we are taking the power into our own hands to influence the climate action”.

“As the UAE prepares to host COP28 and focuses on macro-level efforts to prevent climate change, it is our responsibility to ensure we do everything in our power to achieve climate action. “Our collective actions today will determine the future we leave to the next generation.”

saying Project leader Eisa Alsubousi.

To encourage more people to start their journey towards sustainability, the Year of Sustainability has launched a “Sustainable personality” quiz as its latest activation to help the public understand how they can contribute to a more sustainable future for the UAE and beyond.

News source: Emirates News Agency


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