True to its mission of bringing the world
together to seek solutions to the planet’s most pressing challenges, Expo 2020
Dubai is looking to World Wildlife day 2022 to spearhead a series of programmes
dedicated to wildlife conservation and biodiversity, in partnership with the
UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment and the United Nations
Environmental Programme (UNEP).
UN World Wildlife Day, celebrated annually
on 3 March, will be marked during Expo 2020’s Climate and Biodiversity Week
with a people-facing flagship event that will gather major players, including youth
leaders, activists and members of the Expo family, who are all committed to
furthering biodiversity preservation.
Bringing together experts and thought
leaders, Expo 2020 will be a launching pad for inspiring new ideas in ecosystem
preservation and restoration, and will feature a Youth Circle, held in
association with the UAE’s Federal Youth Authority, to ensure future
generations play an essential role in policies and recommendations around
preserving wildlife and biodiversity.
The importance of protecting the planet’s
ecosystems will be brought to life across Expo’s buildings and screens in vivid
colour with a kaleidoscope projection, a series of unique imagery provided by
lead partners, UNEP and the UAE’s Ministry of Climate Change and Environment.
Through its Climate and Biodiversity Week,
Expo 2020 will highlight real-life solutions to help protect our planet’s flora
and fauna and support the rich diversity of our planet, including inspiring
initiatives from Expo’s Global Best Practice Programme and Expo Live Grantees,
as well as from Expo’s Partners and International Participants.