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GEMS Legacy School launches second global schools sustainability conference

The school will host 40 schools and 500 delegates from five countries

DUBAI, Oct 27, 2021: GEMS Legacy School will host its second School Conference of Parties (SCOPE) global student sustainability event featuring 40 schools and 500 delegates from five countries, with an opening ceremony in the Siemens Centre at the Al Wasl Dome, Expo 2020 Dubai. 

The conference will provide opportunities for students to share sustainable solutions with members of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). They will debate topics such as climate capitalism and how social cohesion can answer climate change deniers and promote sustainable fashion. 

The three-day event will take place from Oct 26 – 28. The conference will coincide with the 75th anniversary of the United Nations. Key speakers include Christina Rekakavas, UNITAR/UN CC: Learn Secretariat; Franco Atassi, CEO Smart Infrastructure at Siemens Middle East; David Stockton, CEO, Dulsco and Dino Varkey, Group CEO, GEMS Education.

The event is taking place a few days before the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (Cop 26).

Asha Alexander, Principal & CEO, GEMS Legacy School & Executive Leader – Climate Change says,  “SCOPE offers a collaborative platform for students to begin thinking about and implementing an agenda focused on developing deeper understanding of the numerous ways human action can help sustain a balanced planet. SCOPE has not only helped to improve students’ understanding of climate change but also empowered them to become agents of change for climate action in their school community and beyond.” 

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