EmiratesGBC’s annual congress to explore path to net zero by 2050
    15 Jun 2022

    DUBAI, 11th June, 2022 (WAM) — Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC) will host its 11th Annual Congress on Wednesday at the Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre under the theme of ‘Path to Net Zero 2050: Connectivity, Liveability, and Sustainability’. Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Honorary President of EmiratesGBC and CEO of Alliances […]

    UAE delegation calls for progressive climate action at Bonn Climate Conference
    14 Jun 2022

    BONN, Germany, 10th June, 2022 (WAM) — A UAE delegation of climate diplomats have stated the case for progressive climate action as an enabler for global stability, low-carbon economic progress and inclusive prosperity at the Bonn Climate Change Conference for the 56th session of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) subsidiary bodies from […]

    UAE presents leading example of environmental commitment, climate action: Minister of Climate Change and Environment
    07 Jun 2022

    ABU DHABI, 4th June, 2022 (WAM) — Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, Minister of Climate Change and the Environment, has emphasised that for the past five decades, the UAE has placed environmental protection and the conservation of natural resources at the heart of its development strategy and made distinctive contributions to international efforts to tackle climate […]

    The green steel revolution is coming. Is the EU ready to embrace it?
    30 May 2022

    The world would look very different without steel. No railways, bridges, bikes or cars. No washing machines or fridges. Most advanced medical equipment and mechanical tools would be almost impossible to create. Steel is essential for the circular economy, and yet some policymakers and NGOs continue to see it as a problem, and not a […]

    Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy launches targeted capacity building programme in preparation for COP28

    ABU DHABI, 23rd May, 2022 (WAM) — The Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy (AGDA), the UAE’s leading diplomatic training centre, in cooperation with the Office for the UAE Special Envoy for Climate Change, have launched a capacity building programme aimed at enhancing knowledge, information and skills to address climate change through progressive climate action. The training […]

    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 […]

    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 […]

    Terrorists embrace climate change to fuel extremist violence
    12 May 2022

    The climate crisis could lead to a rising threat of catastrophic terrorist attacks sparked by a new refugee crisis as people are forced to flee their homes, researchers warned. Climate change has inflamed tensions in flashpoint areas with the deadly effects of human conflict expected to increase in parallel with increased natural disasters, extreme weather conditions and the loss […]

    COP27: UK and Egypt seek to rally support for Glasgow Climate Pact
    11 May 2022

    May Ministerial Meeting in Copenhagen seeks to build momentum ahead of this autumn’s COP27 Climate Summit in Egypt The UK and Egypt will this week bring together Ministers and diplomats from more than 40 countries at a summit in Copenhagen this week in a bid to lay the groundwork for this autumn’s COP27 Climate Summit […]

    What causes the UAE’s sandstorms and how common are they?
    10 May 2022

    The UAE often faces sandstorms that can reduce air quality and hamper visibility on the roads. The National Centre of Meteorology issued a warning that such dust and sand storms would sweep through the Emirates this week. The Plume air quality app, which monitors cities around the world, said that could cause “high” levels of pollution. It said babies […]