Faces of eco-movement

    Meet the Emirati Youth Sustainability Ambassadors paving the way for change at Cop28

    Four young Emiratis will help lead the charge towards a more sustainable future as the UAE prepares to host the crucial Cop28 climate summit in November. The eco-conscious quartet — including a girl aged 12 — will serve as Emirati Youth Sustainability Ambassadors at the international gathering in Dubai as the Emirates seeks to shine a light […]

    Dr Sultan Al Jaber meets France’s Macron for Cop28 talks

    Dr Sultan Al Jaber, the President-designate of Cop28 and UAE Special Envoy for Climate Change, has held talks with French President Emmanuel Macron, as preparations continue for the UN environmental talks later this year. The leaders met in Paris, where the pact to limit global warming to 1.5°C was agreed in 2015. Dr Al Jaber and Mr Macron […]

    Meet the Zayed Prize winners, from an insect protein food maker to a surgery provider in the Amazons

    Abu Dhabi: What does a company producing insect protein-based food in Europe have in common with an organisation providing free medical surgeries in the Amazons? They are both among 10 winners of the Dh3 million Zayed Sustainability Prize 2023, each trying in its own way to provide impactful solutions that help the planet and its […]

    Iraqi school’s plan to save water among Zayed Sustainability Prize winners

    A school in Iraq that plans to save thousands of litres of water over three years with its greenhouse and a Jordanian enterprise that delivers energy to Syrian refugees are among the winners of the 2023 Zayed Sustainability Prize. The 10 initiatives chosen from 30 finalists competing in five categories — health, food, water, energy and […]

    Global CCS Institute opens first regional headquarters at Masdar City

    ABU DHABI, 30th August, 2022 (WAM) — Masdar City, the regional home of technology innovation and R&D in Abu Dhabi, has announced the opening of the Global Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Institute’s first Middle East headquarters. The opening was attended by the Institute’s global CEO, Jarad Daniels, who was visiting the region as part […]

    WGES calls on attendees for 2022 edition to register on its website

    DUBAI, 9th August, 2022 (WAM) — The organisers of the World Green Economy Summit (WGES) invite those interested in attending to register on the Summit website so they can participate in the activities, high-level seminars, panel discussions and youth circles held during the 8th WGES. Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and the World Green […]

    Mariam Almheiri highlights importance of ocean-based climate solutions at UN Ocean Conference in Portugal

    LISBON-PORTUGAL, 29th June, 2022 (WAM) — Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, Minister of Climate Change and the Environment, participated in the UN Ocean Conference (UNOC), co-hosted by the governments of Portugal and Kenya in the Portuguese capital Lisbon. Running from 27th June to 1st July, UNOC seeks to drive the development of much-needed science-based innovative solutions […]

    Sustainable and stylish: meet the brands looking to attract consumers away from fast fashion

    The fashion industry is a €2.8 trillion behemoth that includes everything from clothing to bags, shoes to sportswear. But the big moneymaker is fast fashion: the rapid production of clothes sold at rock bottom prices. Fast fashion has a high environmental cost The market is flooded daily with thousands of new designs, making it a lucrative segment. […]

    Government officials, industry leaders and experts set to convene for World Utilities Congress in May 2022
    30 Apr 2022

    ABU DHABI, 29th April, 2022 (WAM) — Held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed, Member of Abu Dhabi Executive Council and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Office, the World Utilities Congress is set to take place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), from 9th to 11th May 2022. The […]

    Beyond Extinction Rebellion: the protest groups fighting on the climate frontline

    With the survival of our species at stake, meet six activist groups who refuse to go quietly. We’re thankful to The Guardian for the brilliant review. Cover photo by Oleg Andros.   Ocean Rebellion: ‘It feels like David and Goliath’ Ocean Rebellion, a group that fights to protect the high seas, emerged from the broader […]