DUBAI / COP28 EDUCATION AND CLIMATE CHANGE

08-Dec-2023 00:03:17
The Executive Director of Education Cannot Wait, Yasmine Sherif, said, “Climate change is about the planet; education is about humanity. And neither can live without the other.” UNIFEED / FILE
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STORY: DUBAI / COP28 EDUCATION AND CLIMATE CHANGE
TRT: 03:17
SOURCE: UNIFEED / OCHA / WFP
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FILE - DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

1. Wide shot, COP28 venue

04 DECEMBER 2023, DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Yasmine Sherif, Executive Director of Education Cannot Wait (ECW):
“We just came out with a new figure of 62 million children and adolescents whose education is disrupted as an immediate and direct consequence of climate change. I'll give you just one example. For instance, the 29,000 schools that were damaged or destroyed due to flooding in Pakistan, the climate change that we see through droughts in Somalia, the Horn of Africa, earthquakes in Afghanistan, and so forth.”

PLEASE CREDIT OCHA ON SCREEN - 22 OCTOBER 2023, BAIDOA, SOMALIA

3. Wide shot, Omar Samatar Secondary School, north Gaalkacyo

04 DECEMBER 2023, DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Yasmine Sherif, Executive Director of Education Cannot Wait (ECW):
“Often, if not always, they are haunted and suffering twofold. One from the conflict, which is already bad enough. And then, on top of it, there's a climate change-induced disaster that makes it even more difficult for them to attend school and to have hope for the future.”

PLEASE CREDIT OCHA ON SCREEN - 22 OCTOBER 2023, BAIDOA, SOMALIA

5. Wide shot, flooded Salama Primary School, north Gaalkacyo

04 DECEMBER 2023, DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Yasmine Sherif, Executive Director of Education Cannot Wait (ECW):
“It’s to open the eyes and understanding of the interrelation between climate change and the disruption of education, which in turn is related to a new generation that is, first of all, not educated and, secondly, has no knowledge about climate change and certainly cannot take over to adaptability, mitigation, prevention of climate change.

PLEASE CREDIT WFP ON SCREEN - 14 NOVEMBER 2023, MAHADAY, SOMALIA

7. Various shots, flooded IDP camp, displaced persons

04 DECEMBER 2023, DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

8. SOUNDBITE (English) Yasmine Sherif, Executive Director of Education Cannot Wait (ECW):
“However, if we invest just a small part of what we invest in climate change as a sector into education for children in crisis and refuge, we can actually ensure that the new generation can continue to go to school and also become the drivers, the engineers, the scientists, the teachers who one day can continue on the path of saving Mother Earth from climate change.”

FILE - DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

8. Wide shot, COP28 venue

04 DECEMBER 2023, DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

9. SOUNDBITE (English) Yasmine Sherif, Executive Director of Education Cannot Wait (ECW):
“If we do not invest in education, both for preventive purposes, reparative purposes, and for the future to mitigate, I think all the billions that we are putting into climate change is lost money.”

FILE - DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

10. Wide shot, COP28 venue

04 DECEMBER 2023, DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

11. SOUNDBITE (English) Yasmine Sherif, Executive Director of Education Cannot Wait (ECW):
“Climate change is about the planet; education is about humanity. And neither can live without the other.”

FILE - DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

12. Wide shot, COP28 venue

04 DECEMBER 2023, DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

13. SOUNDBITE (English) Yasmine Sherif, Executive Director of Education Cannot Wait (ECW):
“I don't know how much more evidence we need to take action for the betterment of Mother Earth and humanity and for the young generation that has a right to have quality education, even if they live in conflict, zone, and forced displacement.”

FILE - DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

14. Wide shot, COP28 venue
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The Executive Director of Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Yasmine Sherif said, “Climate change is about the planet; education is about humanity. And neither can live without the other.”

Today (08 Dec) is the COP28 thematic day dedicated to youth, children, education, and skills to amplify youths’ demands and call for increased investment in education to equip children and youth with the skills and tools to tackle the climate crisis.

In an interview at COP28, Sherif said that 62 million are children and adolescents whose education is disrupted as an immediate and direct consequence of climate change.

She added, “I'll give you just one example. For instance, the 29,000 schools that were damaged or destroyed due to flooding in Pakistan, the climate change that we see through droughts in Somalia, the Horn of Africa, earthquakes in Afghanistan, and so forth.”

She continued, “Often, if not always, they are haunted and suffering twofold. One from the conflict, which is already bad enough. And then, on top of it, there's a climate change-induced disaster that makes it even more difficult for them to attend school and to have hope for the future.”

She stressed on the importance of understanding of the interrelation between climate change and the disruption of education, “which in turn is related to a new generation that is, first of all, not educated and, secondly, has no knowledge about climate change and certainly cannot take over to adaptability, mitigation, prevention of climate change.”

She said, “However, if we invest just a small part of what we invest in climate change as a sector into education for children in crisis and refuge, we can actually ensure that the new generation can continue to go to school and also become the drivers, the engineers, the scientists, the teachers who one day can continue on the path of saving Mother Earth from climate change.”

She stated, “If we do not invest in education, both for preventive purposes, reparative purposes, and for the future to mitigate, I think all the billions that we are putting into climate change is lost money.”

She concluded, “I don't know how much more evidence we need to take action for the betterment of Mother Earth and humanity and for the young generation that has a right to have quality education, even if they live in conflict, zone, and forced displacement.”
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