Climate

    What climate change requires of economics
    21 Oct 2021

    This summer’s record-breaking heatwave in the American northwest offered a reminder – as if it were needed – of what anthropogenic climate change will mean for living conditions now and in the future. Average global temperatures have already risen to 1.2° C above pre-industrial levels and could increase by another 5° C over the next […]

    Save the forest – save the climate
    21 Oct 2021

    The 26th United Nations Conference on Climate Change will definitely impact the environmental debate that humanity currently has. How exactly – the world will understand in early November 2021. But the need to slow global warming will remain unchanged. Until there are immediate, rapid, and large-scale reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, we will not contain […]

    FAB joins UAE’s endeavors for net-zero carbon emissions by 2050
    19 Oct 2021

    The First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) has announced that it is joining the Net-Zero Banking Alliance (NZBA), becoming the first UAE and GCC bank to join the alliance, WAM reports. As part of this commitment, FAB will enable its clients to transition towards a climate-neutral economy through innovative financing and advisory services. FAB puts sustainability […]

    SULB inaugurates $20 million wharves at Salman Industrial City
    18 Oct 2021

    SULB, a steel producer serving international markets, announced the successful inauguration of the newly constructed Wharf, BNA reports. The new private port facility, located at Salman Industrial City in Hidd, is set to significantly enhance the company’s supply chain and deliver strong environmental and economic benefits for Bahrain and its customers. High level dignitaries, SULB’s […]

    On the campaign trail, Iraq’s would-be lawmakers ignore the climate crisis
    17 Oct 2021

    Election campaigns and slogans have filled social media, the airways, and the streets of Iraq for the past month. Candidates vying for votes are promising citizens a better future, but these prospective lawmakers have failed to address one of the biggest issues facing Iraq – the climate crisis, Rudaw states. “This concerns me greatly,” Rosetta […]

    Bahrain Special Envoy for Climate Affairs hails BIA’s milestone in the quest for carbon neutrality
    17 Oct 2021

    The Special Envoy for Climate Affairs and CEO of the Supreme Council for Environment (SCE) Dr. Mohammed bin Mubarak Bin Daina praised Bahrain’s achievement in the field of reducing carbon emissions at airports, as Bahrain International Airport (BIA) was able to meet all requirements to upgrade to Level 3 ‘Optimization’, as stipulated by the Airports […]

    Cyclone damage: Flood-proofing Oman’s infrastructure is key
    16 Oct 2021

    Experts stress importance of making Sultanate’s road and civil infrastructure “resilient” to climate-change impacts, Oman Observer states. As the Omani government sets about taking stock of the significant damage inflicted by Cyclone Shaheen across vast swathes of North and South Al Batinah governorates, there are calls by experts for current and future infrastructure projects to […]

    What are the most pressing environmental issues for Qatar’s incoming Shura Council?
    14 Oct 2021

    With Qatar just a day away from its first elected Shura Council, incoming members will be met with various issues, Doha News states. The Shura Council elections in Qatar have been revered as a historic and massive step forward for the Gulf state in improving public inclusion in legislative matters. More so, the elections have […]

    After cyclone: Royal Oman Police from Sohar, Liwa, join relief and recovery efforts
    14 Oct 2021

    To ensure the continuity of recovery efforts, new divisions of the police Special Task Force in Sohar have joined the work in Suwaiq and Al Khabourah, said the Royal Oman Police, according to Times of Oman. Muscat: Royal Oman Police personnel from Sohar and Liwa have joined their comrades in areas such as Suwaiq and […]

    Global warming: lockdown gave the planet a breather, but did not stop climate change
    13 Oct 2021

    Wildfires, droughts, floods – the number of extreme weather events is on the rise, and scientists associate this with climate change. The world is reviving after a year’s lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, and together with the economy, greenhouse gas emissions are rapidly returning to dock-like heights. This is bad news for a planet […]