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COP28UAE: Solution17 Stars In Dubai; Holds Climate Change Session

COP28UAE: Solution17 and New York University Abu Dhabi to hold a High-Level Session on December 2

FLORENCE, Italy – With the approval of the UAE Ministry of Education and UNESCO Greening Education Partnership, CYCDI-Solution17 for Climate Action, Nigeria, in partnership with New York University Abu Dhabi (NYU Abu Dhabi), will host 𝗖𝗢𝗣28 𝗔𝗿𝘁 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗖𝗹𝗶𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲 at the Expo City Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The event will be held on 𝐂𝐎𝐏28 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐜 𝐃𝐚𝐲 3 at the 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱 𝗖𝗹𝗶𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗔𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗦𝘂𝗺𝗺𝗶𝘁 in the Green Zone – Greening Education Hub from 11:00 am (GST).

COP28 Art for Climate Change Summit represents a critical milestone for demonstrating the connectivity between climate change, art and humanity to accelerate the climate-resilient global economy’s pace and scale and transition to renewable energy and low-carbon world. NYU Abu Dhabi and Solution17 are leading the Education for Sustainable Development through Art-Inspired awareness towards the delivery of credible and concrete actions and policies to keep the 1.5°C goal of the Paris Agreement alive and deliver climate justice to those on the front lines of the climate crisis.

The event will present Climate Artworks co-created by a team of Climate Artists, Technologists, Innovators, Communicators and Poets. The project began in August 2023 with a press conference hosted by the Lagos State Government. The project continued in September 2023 with the onboarding of project actors to ArtNovation Hub, hosted by the PremiumTrust Bank, Nigeria, followed by Live marathon painting in Lagos State. The New York University Dialogue Series will be held by the end of November in Abu Dhabi, and the COP28 Art for Climate Change – Net-Zero Carbon Exhibition will hold in Dubai by December 2.

Summary of the Session

The Project Director of CYCDI- Solution17, Foluke Michael, stated that the event would open with Poetry titled “ArtNovation to The World’ by Princess Marinay, followed by A quick dive into COP28 Art for Climate Change Virtual Gallery and a High-level Opening Plenary that brings together a diverse group of leaders from Education Institutions, Youth Groups, Students, Climate Advocates, Non-profit Organisations, Governmental Agencies and Businesses, General Public.

The session highlights include the opening of the Net-Zero Carbon Exhibition, an extraordinary Live-Speed Painting on ‘Why COP28 Matters’ (to be hosted by Climate

Artist Michael Tobi and AI and energy Specialist Fisayo Adeyemi), and the launch of the global Climate Pledge Web App, designed by Ayodeji Oluwadare and the Book of Climate Acts, cofounded by Haoma Worgwu.

The key outcomes of the Summit will be conveyed by Dr Awam Amkpa, Dean of Arts and Humanities, Professor of Drama, Social and Cultural Analysis, NYU, Abu Dhabi.

COP28 Art for Climate Change supports a pledge system for climate change as a powerful tool for mobilising action and raising awareness about the urgent need for climate solutions.

By setting clear goals, providing support, and fostering a sense of collective responsibility, the systems will contribute to meaningful climate action at all levels of society. The attendees and interested participants can pledge to raise awareness about climate change, advocate for climate-friendly policies, and educate others about the importance of climate action.

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