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calendar 18 Oct 2020

Expo 2020 climate event to spur urgent, global action to preserve planet

Renowned international experts, change-makers and industry leaders will join forces at Expo’s virtual Climate and Biodiversity Week

Expo 2020 will host renowned international experts, change-makers and industry leaders at its upcoming Climate and Biodiversity Week, taking audiences on a virtual journey towards urgent, decisive action on climate change and preserving biodiversity.

Taking place on 20-21 October 2020, the digital event is the second in a series, launched earlier this month with Space Week, that will shape the thought-provoking content and conversations taking place during Expo 2020.

It will bring together numerous members of the Expo family, including Expo 2020’s participating nations, Official Partners and the general public.

Delivered in collaboration with Expo’s Premier Global Trade Partner DP World, Climate and Biodiversity Week will feature keynote remarks from Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy, Director General of Expo 2020 Dubai Bureau and UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation, and His Excellency Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO of DP World.

Notable guests that will also take part in Q&A sessions and panel discussions include Sir Tim Smit KBE, Co-Founder of the Eden Project and Paula J. Ehrlich, President and CEO of the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation.

Climate and Biodiversity Week is one of 10 thematic weeks that will held throughout the six months of Expo to explore collaborative solutions to key pressing issues, including the Global Goals, Knowledge and Learning, Space and Water.

These theme weeks underline Expo 2020’s commitment to encouraging collaboration and cooperation to resolve some of the world’s most pressing challenges.