Michael Haddad is serving as a Regional (Arab States) Goodwill Ambassador for the (UNDP). He raises awareness about climate change throughout the region also by taking on physical challenges, such as a 60,000-step “Cedar Walk” in Bsharre to mobilize action for reforestation of Lebanon’s cedar woods (2013), the climbing of Beirut’s Raouche Rock to highlight the escalating problem of sea pollution (2014), the snowshoeing of the Black Summit to draw attention to the adverse impacts of global warming (2015), and an Arctic walk to bring attention to the melting arctic ice (2022). At the age of six, Haddad survived an accident that left him paralyzed, with 75 per cent of his motor function lost.
Regional Goodwill Ambassador for Climate Action
United Nations Development Programme
18:30 - 19:30 CET
From Sharm-el-Sheikh to Dubai: Time for Climate Action
with: Ranj Alaaldin, Almotaz Abadi, Karim Elgendy, Nadim Farajalla, Michael Haddad, Giampaolo Silvestri