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    UAE set to launch region’s first Independent Climate Change Accelerators
    24 Sep 2022

    NEW YORK, 20th September, 2022 (WAM) — The UAE announced today the establishment of the UAE Independent Climate Change Accelerators (UICCA) during New York Climate Week. The UICCA is a non-partisan, climate action entity that will bring together members of the public and private sector, including academic institutions and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to drive the […]

    DEWA, Dutch Desolenator to build sustainable zero-carbon model for water desalination and purification
    24 Sep 2022

    DUBAI, 20th September, 2022 (WAM) — Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has signed a partnership agreement with Dutch startup Desolenator BV, to build a sustainable, carbon-neutral water purification and desalination system based on solar thermal energy. The innovative design is intended to be 100% reliant on solar energy at a target Levelised Cost of […]

    Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi awarded LEED certificate for sustainable buildings

    ABU DHABI, 19th September, 2022 (WAM) — The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) announced today that it was awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Operations and Maintenance (O+M) version 4.1 Certificate by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the most widely used green buildings classification system globally. The award was […]

    Treated sewage water improves wheat growth, production in UAE
    22 Sep 2022

    ABU DHABI, 19th September, 2022 (WAM) — A study by Emirati researcher Dr. Fatima Al Hammadi, titled, “Using and Assessing Treated Water in Wheat Production”, reached key outcomes in terms of accelerating growth and improving the production of wheat using treated sewage water. The field study focused on the cultivation of two types of wheat […]

    Sustainable Blue Economy Office opens in Umm Al Quwain
    21 Sep 2022

    UMM AL QUWAIN, 19th September, 2022 (WAM) — The Sustainable Blue Economy Office has opened in the Emirate of Umm Al Quwain, under the directives of H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mu’alla, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Umm Al Qaiwain. The Sustainable Blue Economy Office will play a key role in implementing the […]

    IGCF to highlight power of ‘Zero’ in curbing harmful emissions
    20 Sep 2022

    SHARJAH, 15th September, 2022 (WAM) — The 11th annual International Government Communication Forum (IGCF), taking place on 28th and 29th September, 2022, has welcomed environmentalists and sustainability enthusiasts to join a discussion session aptly titled “When Zero Becomes an Achievement”, organised on the first day of the forum at Expo Centre Sharjah under the theme […]

    Some countries returning to fossil fuels due to soaring energy price is worrisome: Ban Ki Moon
    20 Sep 2022

    JEJU ISLAND, South Korea, 15th September, 2022 (WAM) — As energy prices are soaring across the world, especially in Europe, “I am concerned about the possibility of some countries returning to fossil fuels,” said Ban Ki-moon, a former Secretary-General of the United Nations. “This is again very foolish and very worrisome. I know that we […]

    WETEX & DSS attract wide range of South Korean companies
    19 Sep 2022

    DUBAI, 15th September, 2022 (WAM) — The Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) and Dubai Solar Show (DSS) annually attract major South Korean companies specialising in water and renewable energy. These companies view the exhibition as an ideal platform to showcase the leading Korean experience in this field and consider the event a great […]

    UAE Council for Environmental and Municipal Work approves 6-month municipal work agenda
    18 Sep 2022

    DUBAI, 14th September, 2022 (WAM) — The UAE Council for Environmental and Municipal Work, at its first meeting, chaired by Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, Minister of Climate Change and the Environment, approved its work agenda for the next six months. During the meeting, the participants discussed the guidelines and requirements for the body’s future work, […]

    ADNOC Refining to complete first phase of ‘Waste Heat Recovery’ project
    17 Sep 2022

    ABU DHABI, 14th September, 2022 (WAM) — ADNOC Refining, a joint venture company between the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Eni, and OMV, is set to complete the first phase of its innovative Waste Heat Recovery project at the General Utilities Plant in Ruwais, Abu Dhabi. ADNOC produces some of the world’s least-carbon intensive […]