Y4S Leader travels to Antarctica on climate mission
Athra Khamis, a Youth 4 Sustainability (Y4S) Future Sustainability Leader, has swapped the desert environment of the UAE for a very different kind of desert: Antarctica. The 24-year old Emirati participated in March in the 2041 ClimateForce: Antarctica Expedition, organized by the 2041 Foundation, as part of a group of global youth leaders to witness firsthand the effects of climate change on the continent and raise awareness of the issue.
The 2041 Foundation was established by polar explorer and environmentalist Robert Swan, OBE, the first person to walk to both the North and South Poles, and is dedicated to the preservation of the polar regions. Y4S is Masdar’s strategic outreach platform for youth, and it runs the year-long Future Sustainability Leaders program to help university students and young professionals learn more about the latest sustainability best practices.