Solar Decathlon Middle East participating in the 4th World Green Economy Summit

October 24, 2017

Solar Decathlon Middle East is participating in the “Youth Circle” on October 24, 2017

Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, organised by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), and the World Green Economy Organisation (WGEO) in collaboration with global partners the fourth edition of WGES will be held under the theme ‘Driving innovation, Leading change’. The summit will adopt innovation as its main theme, since it plays a pivotal role to boost sustainable development solutions which thereby lead the change to a green economy.

Solar Decathlon Middle East is participating in The Youth Circle on October 24, 2017 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. We welcome you to be part of this Circle with SDME team to discuss and share knowledge on – Going Green: Practical or unrealistic for today’s youth? – participants will have the chance to discuss the following points:

1. What is stopping young people from adopting an eco-friendly lifestyle –is it a matter of awareness or practicality?

2. Do young people feel confident that their actions will make a difference?

3. What kind of initiatives could help spur a green lifestyle among the youth? How do we make green products and services more accessible to them?

4. From a government perspective, which entities should be responsible for engaging and empowering the youth to lead a green lifestyle?

5. What other stakeholders should play a role in youth engagement (schools, university, businesses, media, etc.)? What role should this be? How can we make the most of social media to support the transition to a green lifestyle for young people?

6. What impact could we see in our economic and environmental state through the adoption of a greener lifestyle from our youth?

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