Climate Change and Water at the Edge of the World
On the occasion of Water Week at Expo 2020 Dubai, the Swedish Pavilion hosts a series of seminars between March 23rd and 25th, featuring keynote speakers to address the challenges associated with water management and accessibility, and showcase sustainable innovations and practice solutions from around the world. The third day of this special event series addresses two main topics. In the first session, titled "Climate Change, Plastic, and CO2", distinguished guest speakers showcase Seychelles experience with ocean governance. The discussion sheds light on the creation of the Department of Blue Economy and highlights key initiatives undertaken in the Seychelles on matters relating to ocean governance. Keynote speakers include Ibrahim Al-Zu’bi, Chief Sustainability Officer at Majid Al Futtaim; Kenneth Racombo, Principal Secretary of the Blue Economy Department of Seychelles; Yousuf Lootah, Executive Director at Tourism Development and Investments; and Oren Lyons, Animal Rights activist and professor of American Studies at the University of Buffalo. Also in attendance is special guest 'The Green Sheikh' H.H. Abdul Aziz Al Nuaimi. The second part of the event is dubbed "Water at the Edge of the World", which addresses the challenges facing the Great Green Wall of Africa and promotes the One Trillion Trees Initiative that is targeted at restoring the African belt in the face of deforestation. Panelists explain the importance of water to the success of the plantations and the survival of the communities along the project path. The session is presented by William Soulemayne Kwende, Chairman of Africana Infrastructure Group, and followed by closing remarks from Martin Renck, Creative Director at Wayout.