Youth climate action in the Gulf

and climate change as a threat multiplier

With Neeshad Shafi

Listen now to the inspiring conversation that our host Julie had with Nishaad Shafi.  Nishaad shares his challenging journey to founding and formalising the Arab Youth Climate Movement Qatar (Doha, Qatar). They further discuss the realities of organising youth and putting the environment on the agenda in Qatar and the wider (Gulf) region.

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Look out for...

  • Specific challenges to youth action in the gulf countries in comparison to other regions
  • Being mindful of generalisations about climate change and environmental impact in large regions, like the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA)

In this episode

Neeshad Shafi is an environmentalist, speaker and social change advocate based in Doha, Qatar. He was distinguished as one of the World’s 100 Most Influential People in Climate Policy 2019’ by Apolitical. Among many other things, he is the Co-Founder & Executive Director of Arab Youth Climate Movement Qatar (AYCM). The AYCM for example organized the successful Environmental Ambassadors of Qatar programme.