In partnership with the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT), the Ajman Center for Social Responsibility (Ajman CSR) organized an informative workshop on the upcoming 28th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 28). The event, scheduled to be hosted by the UAE from November 30 to December 12, 2023, in Expo City Dubai, aims to bring global efforts together to address the impacts of climate change.
The workshop’s primary objective was to raise awareness among private sector organizations about the opportunities for participation in COP 28 and their potential contributions to support the UAE’s climate initiatives. The workshop welcomed attendees, including Nasser Al Dhafri, CEO of Ajman CSR, Aisha Hilal, Director of Ajman CSR, and various business owners and private sector representatives. The workshop was led by Hanan Sakr, Head of Private Sector Engagements for COP 28.
Nasser Al Dhafri, at the outset of the workshop, extended a warm welcome to the participants and highlighted the event’s role within Ajman CSR’s efforts to encourage economic entities to adopt social responsibility practices and sustainable development standards. He emphasized the importance of motivating the Ajman business community to actively participate in this global event, thereby enhancing the UAE’s reputation in the field of climate action.
The workshop provided an overview of COP 28 and its associated activities, including opportunities for private sector entities to engage in various events and leverage innovative initiatives and solutions showcased during the conference. It also discussed a wide range of best practices and positive initiatives related to economic growth, productivity, and climate preservation, with COP 28 serving as a global platform for advancements in the renewable and clean energy sector.
Attendees were briefed on volunteer opportunities at COP 28, as well as opportunities for educational institutions to participate. Business owners had the opportunity to explore various institutional initiatives and innovative best practices.
Aisha Hilal, echoing the mission of Ajman CSR, highlighted the center’s commitment to intensifying efforts in collaboration with its strategic partners. Their aim is to encourage private sector organizations to engage with COP 28 and contribute to supporting the UAE’s sustainability and resource conservation goals. Additionally, the workshop seeks to unify efforts in proposing initiatives and proactive plans that align with the UAE’s climate action agenda and carbon emissions reduction objectives.