Sustainability

    Sharjah Ruler inaugurates first phase of wheat farm project

    Sheikh Dr Sultan Al Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah, has inaugurated the first phase of a wheat farm project in Mleiha. The initiative aims to secure food supply and raise production to cater to the needs of the people in the Emirates, state news agency Wam reported on Wednesday. The project will also help to generate more jobs […]

    ‘What are we doing here?’ Congolese minister criticises Cop27 talks on rainforests

    Democratic Republic of Congo‘s Vice Prime Minister, Eve Bazaiba, on Friday launched a scathing criticism of the Cop27 talks for not giving enough prominence to protecting rainforests in its final declaration. The DRC in central Africa is home to most of the Congo Basin, the world’s second-largest rainforest. Ms Baziaba, also minister for the environment, said she was disappointed […]

    UAE launches region’s first climate action alliance in the lead up to COP28

    Abu Dhabi: Emirates Nature-WWF officially launched the UAE Alliance for Climate Action (UACA) at COP27 in Egypt during the recent climate negotiations of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The alliance has been created for non-state actors to increase the momentum of net-zero targets in line with science and the Paris Agreement, […]

    Abu Dhabi reduces number of single-use plastic bags by 90%

    Abu Dhabi: Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi’s Single-Use Plastic Policy has offset the use of 87 million single-use plastic bags since its launch on 1 June 2022, reducing the use of single-use plastic bags by more than 90 per cent, support efforts to enhance sustainability in the emirate. The agency reports a significant reduction in […]

    Dawoodi Bohra community in Dubai honoured at Middle East Waste and Recycling Awards 2022

    Dubai: The Dawoodi Bohra community in Dubai has won the ‘Special Category Award’ in the Middle East Waste and Recycling (MEWAR) Awards for its positive environmental impact in the region. Best performers from various parts of the Middle East, including the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman and Egypt, among others, were also awarded for their […]

    Dubai Multi Commodities Centre, Fresh Water Norway sign agreement to explore expanding water supply chain

    Dubai: Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Fresh Water Norway, aiming to explore expanding the water supply chain and bolster water security in the region. The collaboration, which stands to support Fresh Water Norway’s UAE foothold and expand its water supply chain throughout the region, could see a […]

    Three UAE start-ups make it to final round of $2 million FoodTech Challenge

    Three UAE start-ups focused on solving hunger and food waste problems have made it to the final round of FoodTech Challenge. Food ATM, a company that helps to provide food to people on lower incomes, Revoltech, which uses special freezing technology to retain the freshness and taste of frozen food, and Circa Biotech, a company that upcycles food […]

    Dubai sets zero-emission target for public transport by 2050

    Dubai: Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, on Wednesday approved the roadmap towards zero-emissions in the emirate’s public transport by 2050. Sheikh Hamdan approved the zero-emission plan as he chaired the Council’s meeting in the presence of Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid […]

    Storage concentrating solar power system ensure Dubai’s energy supply security at lowest cost

    Dubai: The share of renewable energy in Dubai’s energy production mix now stands at 12.8%, and is expected to reach 14% by the end of 2022, mostly propelled by the sun, according to the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa). Total power production capacity of Dewa currently stands at 14,317 megawatts (MW), but the share […]

    UAE is committed partner for climate action, US Secretary of Agriculture says

    ABU DHABI: Tom Vilsack, United States Secretary of Agriculture, has affirmed that the UAE is a firm and committed partner for climate action and is in their very interest will steward climate-smart agriculture and food systems innovation globally. In a statement to the Emirates News Agency (WAM) on the sidelines of COP27, currently being held […]