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Applying climate justice for young generations - COP28 and Middle East and energy transition

  • In the Middle East and North Africa, climate change has exacerbated extreme weather conditions, severely impacting children, especially those who are displaced or migrants.

  • At COP28, children’s rights to a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment were explicitly affirmed by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child for the first time.

  • The region’s young population, being the fastest-growing, faces high energy demands, necessitating significant investment and planning from oil and gas firms for long-term economic transformation.

  • Urban areas, which account for a significant portion of global energy demand and GHG emissions, require resilient energy transitions through both technological and behavioral changes.

  • The urgency of addressing the energy crisis has been heightened by the global awareness brought about by COVID-19, necessitating collective action and trust in institutions to succeed in the energy transition.

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