Sheikh Abdullah says Cop28 must ‘unleash climate progress’
    11 Feb 2023

    The Cop28 summit must galvanise countries to act against climate change, the head of the UAE’s delivery committee has said. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, convened the committee to discuss preparations for the summit that will take place from November 30 to December 12. As host country, the UAE is determined […]

    With all its climate problems, South Asia will be a battleground for Cop28’s success
    01 Feb 2023

    Cop27 was held last November in Egypt, but already intense preparations are being drawn up around the world by governments, activists and corporations for this year’s Cop28 in the UAE. South Asia, as a whole, has become an increasingly significant region at Cop, but it is also increasingly fragmented when it comes to policy at the global […]

    UAE doubles number of cloud-seeding flights in six years in bid to boost rainfall
    25 Jan 2023

    The UAE is stepping up its mission to make it rain after nearly doubling its annual number of cloud-seeding flights in the past six years. While large parts of the country are braced for heavy downpours on Wednesday and Thursday, efforts to induce more rainfall in a largely arid climate remain crucial. Mariam Al Mheiri, Minister of Climate Change […]

    UAE and World Economic Forum unite to address climate change
    22 Jan 2023

    The World Economic Forum will join forces with the UAE to drive efforts to tackle climate change as the country gears up to host the Cop28 environment summit later this year. Borge Brende, President of the WEF, announced that the organisation will work with the UAE Cop28 presidency “to accelerate public-private solutions for climate and nature” ahead of the […]

    Feeling world-weary? Here are five reasons to be optimistic about the future

    As climate change wreaks havoc, plastic pollution blights oceans and biodiversity losses pile up, it is all too easy to fear for the future. But amid the gloomy forecasts there is hope on the horizon as society bands together to successfully tackle issues that once plagued the planet. From acid rain to precipitous declines in whale populations, progress has […]

    Africa and South Asia bearing brunt of climate refugee crisis
    19 Jan 2023

    Three times as many people are being driven from their homes by climate change and extreme weather than by conflict, the UN refugee agency has said, with Africa and South Asia bearing the brunt of the crisis. Andrew Harper, UNHCR special adviser on climate action, said renewable energy was a basic necessity that was “as […]

    Drones scatter one million mangrove seeds in Abu Dhabi
    16 Jan 2023

    Drones have dispersed one million mangrove seeds in Abu Dhabi, the Environment Agency — Abu Dhabi (EAD) said. The seed-firing drones took to the skies as a part of the first phase of a drone mangrove plantation project that supports the Abu Dhabi Mangrove Initiative. The dispersal was carried out recently over several days at different locations around […]

    Every country needs to step up for world to win climate change battle, John Kerry says
    15 Jan 2023

    Every country needs to step up for the world to win the climate change battle, US climate envoy John Kerry said. Speaking at the 13th Irena Assembly in Abu Dhabi on Saturday, Mr Kerry said 2023 needs to be the “year of reality” and that “we are moving too slowly” to meet key environmental goals. More than 190 countries […]

    Ozone layer will be fully healed by 2066, UN says
    10 Jan 2023

    Earth’s protective ozone layer is recovering slowly but measurably and will have fully healed by about 2066, the UN said in a rare positive environmental development. A once-in-four-years scientific assessment found recovery in progress, more than 35 years after every nation in the world agreed to stop producing chemicals that chomp on the layer in Earth’s atmosphere that shields […]

    UAE to plant 100 million mangroves by 2030 through National Carbon Sequestration Project
    19 Dec 2022

    Abu Dhabi: As part of its efforts to implement the UAE’s strategic initiative to achieve Net Zero by 2050, the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) announced on Saturday the roadmap for the ‘National Carbon Sequestration Project’, which aims to plant 100 million mangroves by 2030 across the coutry. The declaration came during the […]