Climate

    UN calls for global land restoration through modern agriculture
    28 Apr 2022

    Up to two fifths of the planet’s land is of poor quality, affecting 50 per cent of humanity and reducing domestic productivity, the United Nations has warned. A report into land resources across the globe concluded that restoration is vital in combating hunger and climate change. “Conserving, restoring and using our land resources sustainably is a global […]

    Abdullah bin Zayed, John Kerry review climate change, energy and Ukraine issues
    27 Apr 2022

    ABU DHABI, 27th April, 2022 (WAM) — H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has discussed with John Kerry, the US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, joint cooperation in the climate action and ways to enhance collective international action in facing the repercussions and challenges of climate change. […]

    Middle East forecast to be worst hit by climate change: report
    20 Apr 2022

    The Middle East and North Africa region was likely to be the first to face the risk of depleting fresh water, with water scarcity projected to increase by 15 per cent in the event of a global warming of 2°C, a report released on Tuesday said. The report, from the World Government Summit organisation, warned that climate change is set to […]

    Tuvalu FM urges countries to take greater responsibility for climate change to save island nations
    13 Apr 2022

    ABU DHABI, 4th April, 2022 (WAM) — Countries should cut down on their greenhouse gas emission and take greater responsibility for problems created by climate change to save island nations like Tuvalu from extinction, said the country’s senior official. In an interview with the Emirates News Agency (WAM), Simon Robert Kofe, Tuvalu’s Minister of Justice, […]

    Why does the UAE experience so much low-lying fog?
    12 Apr 2022

    With its magnificent deserts, amazing architecture and beautiful waterfronts, the UAE offers photographers scenes that few other nations can match. Perhaps the most striking of the many images of the Emirates are those that combine the country’s scenery with a natural phenomenon: early-morning fog. In particular, photographs showing the skyscrapers of Sheikh Zayed Road in […]

    UAE weather: a hot and sunny weekend with temperatures reaching 42°C in some areas
    10 Apr 2022

    The weekend will be hot and sunny with temperatures reaching up to 42°C in some areas. It has been very warm in recent days, with the mercury hitting as high as 43.3°C in Al Dhafra on Friday. Abu Dhabi and Dubai will both see highs of 41°C on Saturday, but the south will record the […]

    UAE research initiative for Rain Enhancement Science holds preparatory meetings
    05 Apr 2022

    Abu Dhabi: The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) has announced that the implementation of the research projects, that received the fourth cycle grant of the UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science, began last Tuesday and will run for a period of three years. The announcement was made following the preparatory meetings with the awardee […]

    British Council UAE awards climate champions for their social action
    04 Apr 2022

    Dubai: The British Council UAE celebrated the closing of its Climate Connection Champions Programme by awarding the young students who successfully created and implemented projects in their communities to create a greener, more sustainable country. The programme, which started in October 2021 on the back of COP26 in the UK, saw 50 students from across […]

    ‘Dubai Can’ campaign achieves far-reaching results in line with World Water Day
    04 Apr 2022

    Dubai: Dubai Can, the citywide sustainability movement launched by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of the Executive Council, in February 2022, has generated significant results in line with World Water Day on March 22, 2022. One month since the launch of the sustainability campaign on February 15, […]

    IMF issues stark warning over climate change impact on Middle East
    03 Apr 2022

    The Middle East and Central Asia faces dire economic and financial consequences if nothing is done to address the worsening climate crisis, according to an International Monetary Fund report. The IMF’s managing director, Kristalina Georgieva, said climate change was already affecting people’s lives and livelihoods in the region. And the problem is only set to escalate […]