x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 20 January 2018

Quotes from Dubai Expo book 'Connecting Minds, Creating the Future'

Global leaders and thinkers contribute to book on the theme of the Dubai Expo's main theme.

I see the challenges of climate change not as inhibitors to the creation of a better world, but as exciting opportunities.

I believe climate change is the greatest economic opportunity of our generation. Fifty per cent of the solutions are within our grasp, amounting to trillions of dollars of business.

From skysails on cargo ships to renewable jet fuels made from algae, technologies exist that can move our world towards a low-carbon economy.

José María Figueres, former president of Costa Rica


As adults, we tell children that we know what is best for them, and they have no choice but to listen to us.

But this type of message results in children believing that someone else will always make their decisions for them.

It isn't necessarily an environment that fosters self-confidence and a sense of responsibility.

Kiran Bir Sethi, founder of the groundbreaking Riverside School in Ahmedabad, India


I'm not interested in saving the planet - she will be fine - but in saving the human.

Food, clothes and shelter should be rights for every human being, but while some eat, many starve.

Once, man's impact on the environment was a local problem that would have hardly been felt 200 miles away.

Now, with the human population exploding, our activities have global consequences.

Arthur Potts Dawson, chef, restaurateur and environmental campaigner