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Al Nuaimi: We must work to establish a generation that understands the importance of preserving the environment

Tue 30 Apr 2024 | 03:04 PM
Abu Dhabi International Book Fair
Abu Dhabi International Book Fair
Mohamed Mandour

Sheikh Dr. Abdul Aziz bin Ali bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, the Environmental Advisor to the Government of Ajman and the Founder of Green Sheikh Academy, also known as "The Green Sheikh," participated in the first seminar organized by the Muslim Council of Elders' pavilion at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, which commenced under the theme "Where the World's Tales Unfold" until May 5, 2024, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC).

The seminar was attended by the Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders, Judge Mohamed Abdelsalam, Dr. Ali bin Tamim, the Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Center, along with various intellectuals, scholars, experts, academics, and environmental enthusiasts.

At the beginning of the seminar, Sheikh Dr. Abdul Aziz bin Ali bin Rashid Al Nuaimi affirmed that protecting planet Earth has become an urgent necessity in light of the world's witnessing significant climate disasters and crises. He also pointed out that the founding fathers of the United Arab Emirates had a futuristic vision regarding the Earth and the protection of its natural resources.

The Green Sheikh added that environmental support efforts rely on several pillars, including education and upbringing in environmental matters, enhancing and instilling awareness about conserving natural resources, developing policies and legislation by governments and policymakers to implement sustainable approaches, activating innovative green technologies, and expanding partnerships between private institutions, governments, and civil society. He further emphasized that planet Earth cannot be fixed unless humanity itself is fixed first.