Re-attaching young people to the climate crisis

CGIAR | 28 Jun 2019

Neeshad Shafi will speak at the Global Landscapes Forum Bonn 2019 on 2223 June. Register to attend or tune-in digitally here.

Environmental activism is not the first idea that springs to mind when thinking about Gulf countries. This is precisely what drove Neeshad Shafi from Doha, Qatar, to launch the Arab Youth Climate Movement (AYCM) in 2015. “I realized that most people in the region were barely aware of the existence, or the magnitude, of the climate crisis, even though Qatar had hosted the UNFCCC summit in 2012,” says Shafi.