Our very own Arabella Willing will be coming down to the Youth 4 Sustainability Forum (part of the World Future Energy Summit agenda) for a keynote speech and an interactive session at the meet the experts majlis.
11:45 AM - 12:05 PM - Keynote Speech
We have the ability to participate in real research and conservation. By Harnessing the power of our curiosity, we can not only improve the scientific understanding of the natural world, but also take action to protect it. Attend Arabella's keynote and find out how to easily get involved, feel empowered and contribute to science by making use of rapidly progressing modern technology.
3:10PM - 3:25PM - Meet the Experts Majlis
Join Arabella and other experts in an interactive session where she will be talking to you about how we can use our consumer power for good, highlighting citizen-consumer behavior change models to promote positive behavior.
Conscious consumption is a philosophy and growing social movement that encourages citizens to become aware of the impact of their consumption practices on their own health and well-being and to consider the social, economic, environmental, and communal implications.
How to book
Simply register here for your pass and come find us at the event.
About Arabella Willing
Arabella Willing is a British marine biologist known for her work with Hawksbill turtles and environmental outreach programmes. Arabella is no stranger to the middle-east; she grew up travelling the world, spending four years in Oman as a teenager. She studied marine biology at the University of St. Andrews and began her career on a remote island in the Maldives, educating isolated communities about biology, sustainability and marine conservation. She went on to join Hyatt hotels and was the company’s first “Resident Marine Biologist” at Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa. Arabella moved to Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi in 2013 and two years later became Head of Conservation & Community Engagement. During this time Arabella developed a host of activities and initiatives that helped further the understanding, appreciation and protection of nature on Saadiyat Island, whilst simultaneously ensuring that the hotel and its neighbours adhere to strict environmental standards behind the scenes.
In January 2019 Arabella joined the Conservation Education team at Emirates Nature-WWF to work on “Connect with Nature” a new programme that gives UAE youth access to learning and leadership opportunities, one-of-a-kind experiences and thrilling adventures.
In her free time Arabella volunteers as the co-chair of the Abu Dhabi Chapter of the Emirates Natural History Group. She oversees their lecture series, fieldtrips, publication of their scientific journal “Tribulus” and their research and conservation awards programme.
In 2018 Arabella was voted the winner of the Pride of Abu Dhabi Leadership Award.
About Youth 4 Sustainability
The Youth 4 Sustainability (Y4S) initiative provides opportunities that enable young people to become active leaders in the world’s transition to a more sustainable future. The Y4S Hub includes a three day Forum, the Out of Labs innovation showcase for young innovators, Future Skills 2030 interactive area and Meet the Experts sessions at the Y4S Majlis. Y4S Provides youth with the opportunity to gain real-world knowledge in the sustainability sector, future of jobs and skills, innovation and entrepreneurship whilst networking with leaders from the government, business and academia.