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    ADAFSA signs two Musataha contracts to construct two farms worth AED 310 million

    ABU DHABI, 17th May, 2022 (WAM) — The Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority (ADAFSA) has signed two Musataha contracts with two local private sector companies to build and operate two farms, one in Al Ain and the other in Abu Dhabi, with a total value of around AED 310 million. The first Musataha […]

    Global pollution kills 9 million people yearly, study finds

    NEW YORK, 17th May, 2022 (WAM) — A new study blames pollution of all types for 9 million deaths a year globally, with the death toll attributed to dirty air from cars, trucks and industry rising 55 percent since 2000. According to an article published by the Associated Press (AP), that increase is offset by […]

    How do wind farms manage climate change variability?

    Last year winds were at historic lows in some parts of Europe and unusually high in other areas of the continent. In this episode of Climate Now, Euronews has the chance to visit a wind turbine construction site in Spain to see how the renewable energy industry is learning to manage the growing variability of […]

    Cities face droughts as world’s poorest feel climate change most
    17 May 2022

    The world’s poorest are at growing risk from climate change as cities around the globe face increasing weather-related problems, a charity warned on Monday. Christian Aid said that cities including London, Beijing and New Delhi face mounting risks from drought driven by climate change. Without action, London could run out of water within 25 years and a severe drought could […]

    Fighting illegal fishing: the deal helping to close ‘the black hole in the sea’

    West Africa has been called “the black hole in the sea” due to the huge amount of illegal fishing that takes place in the region. This unregulated fishing is estimated to cost billions of euros and is thought to have resulted in hundreds of thousands of local fishing jobs being lost. The EU imports more than 100 million […]

    Enzymes and wood biomolecules, a winning combo for sustainable packaging

    A biotechnology company hidden among the forests of southern Finland thinks trees can help sustainability in Europe to become deep-rooted. Sustainable multi-purpose products Researchers at Metgen Oy are mixing enzymes and biomolecules from wood and bark to replace raw oil-based materials. Some of these renewable biomaterials have already been developed and used in different solutions for the packaging […]

    Sustainable and stylish: meet the brands looking to attract consumers away from fast fashion

    The fashion industry is a €2.8 trillion behemoth that includes everything from clothing to bags, shoes to sportswear. But the big moneymaker is fast fashion: the rapid production of clothes sold at rock bottom prices. Fast fashion has a high environmental cost The market is flooded daily with thousands of new designs, making it a lucrative segment. […]

    New project aims to make concert tours more environment-friendly in Abu Dhabi

    Abu Dhabi: Live Nation Middle East and Emirates Nature – WWF have announced the details of a new initiative developing guidance and best practices to enhance the sustainability of concert tours. Based on Live Nation’s Green Touring Programme, the initiative will look at all aspects of event production, including flights, ground transportation, hotel accommodations, merchandise, […]

    RTA ramps up power-saving, recycling, waste management initiatives

    DUBAI, 12th May, 2022 (WAM) — Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is making every effort to enhance the sustainability of all services and operations. The drive is part of efforts to provide vital support to the Dubai Government’s efforts to make Dubai the most sustainable and happiest city in the world. The CEO of […]

    UAE highlights importance of engaging all sectors in climate action at ‘May Ministerial Meeting on Implementation’ in Copenhagen
    14 May 2022

    DUBAI, 12th May, 2022 (WAM) — Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, Minister of Climate Change and the Environment, stressed the need to include all sectors and segments of society in designing and implementing climate efforts and advancing sustainable development to safeguard the future of humanity in light of the devastating impacts of climate change. During her […]