Queen Rania of Jordan is in New York this week to attend various events being organized along side the United Nation’s annual General Assembly. On Sunday she attended a UNICEF Event with First Lady of the United States, Dr. Jill Biden, and today she was named the Co-Chair for World Economic Forum’s GAEA Initiative.
Rania participated in the first meeting of the World Economic Forum’s Giving to Amplify Earth Action (GAEA) initiative, which aims to forge public, private, and philanthropic partnerships (PPPPs) to combat climate change and nature loss. Queen Rania will contribute to steering its strategic priorities alongside Forum Founder and Executive Chairman, Professor Klaus Schwab, who stated that Her Majesty’s leadership role in the initiative “will be instrumental in driving impactful climate action with partners.’’
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Taking to the podium, Queen Rania pointed out the worldwide climate disasters around the globe and said, “My region is warming at twice the global average, and experts predict that extreme heat will make large areas literally unlivable before the century is through.” The Queen noted that less than 2% of global philanthropy funding goes to climate and nature, adding, “If the end goal of philanthropy is to create impact, then there is no better place to start than with our planet.” A number of environmental projects, each with the potential to be scaled, were presented during the session. These included efforts to promote the transition to green energy in developing nations, accelerate the market adoption of plant-rich diets, scale clean power, and conserve coastal forests.
What Queen Rania of Jordan wore to World Economic Forum’s GAEA Initiative
- Gabriela Hearst Angela Blazer and Vesta Trousers – (New – Thanks to DeboraMGrossi for the ids)
- Lana Large Flat Upside Down Diamond Hoop Earrings and matching necklace – (Repeat )
- Manolo Blahnik BB Metal Gold Pumps – (Repeat )
- Delvaux Limited Edition Brilliant Mini Bag – (New)