Poster for the greening education event.

As a member of Climate Heritage Network and the UNESCO Greening Education Partnership, IFLA is once again helping to bring a culture perspective to the UN Climate Change Conference (COP28), to be held in Dubai, UAE.

We are excited to feature colleagues from the library and museum fields, as well as from Climate Heritage Network and the Permanent Delegation of the UAE to UNESCO.

Instructions: Attending in Person

The Greening Education Hub is just past the entrance to the COP28 Green Zone located in Section B3 between buildings 23-26. If coming from outside directly to the Green Zone, please enter through the Mobility Gate.

About the Session

Culture, expressed through traditional knowledge, creativity, cultural heritage, and the arts, can empower people to imagine and realise climate resilient futures. A cultural element is required to enable rapid and radical transformation that reaches all members of society.

Speakers representing a variety of perspectives will share their insight into greening communities. The roundtable will engage in a discussion around two key questions: (1) what support is needed, and from whom, to successfully implement culture-based greening community strategies?, and (2) how can we more systematically monitor, evaluate and communicate success?

The session will offer diverse ideas to take forward within the context of the Ministry of Eduction of the UAE and UNESCO’s Greening Education Partnership’s greening communities pillar.

IFLA thanks partners at the International Council of Museums (ICOM) for their support in delivering this session.


  1. Claire McGuire, IFLA (Moderator)
  2. Aysha Kamali, UAE Permanent Delegation to UNESCO (UAE)
  3. Nicolas Kramar, Nature Museum, State of Valais (Switzerland)
  4. Eman Abushulaibi, Sharjah Public Library (UAE), IFLA RDC for MENA
  5. Suwichan Phatthanaphraiwan, Collage of Creative Agriculture for Society (CCAS), Srinakharinwirot University (Thailand)

Find the Greening Education Hub agenda here. 

How to Participate

Anyone local to Dubai/the UAE is welcome to participate in the discussion in person.

  • Time: Wednesday 6 December , 10:45AM – 11:45AM (UAE TIME)
  • Venue: Greening Education Hub, Mobility Pavilion, Green Zone, EXPO City, Dubai
  • Room Name: Al Maktaba

Step 1: Register online to attend the COP28 Green Zone on 6 December: Register Here.

Step 2: Register online for this event: Greening Education Hub Registration Here.

Contact: Claire McGuire (