Sustainability

    Sustainable City Dubai turns single-use plastic into reusable shopping bags

    DUBAI, 30th June, 2022 (WAM) — The Sustainable City in Dubai, the first fully sustainable development in the region, announced a new community initiative to eliminate plastic pollution and divert single-use plastic waste from landfills. The Plastic for Fabric campaign encourages residents of Dubai’s most eco-conscious community to collect and convert their single-use plastic to […]

    ‘The hottest investor in renewables is a big oil producer’: WSJ
    29 Jun 2022

    DUBAI, 28th June, 2022 (WAM) — A leading US newspaper highlighted the UAE’s efforts to invest in renewables and position itself at the centre of the global energy transition. In an information-rich article by its Dubai-based reporter, Rory Jones, The Wall Street Journal said the UAE is “emerging as one of the world’s biggest state […]

    Mariam Almheiri outlines actions to address global food crisis at Berlin’s Ministerial Conference
    27 Jun 2022

    BERLIN, 26th June, 2022 (WAM) — Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, Minister of Climate Change and the Environment, participated in the ‘Uniting for Global Food Security’ Ministerial Conference in Berlin. Hosted by the German Government, the event brought together ministers from the G7 countries, key donor countries, and the most vulnerable and most affected countries, as […]

    Masdar City supports UAE’s carbon neutrality goals with new Masdar City Square Development
    27 Jun 2022

    ABU DHABI, 24th June, 2022 (WAM) — Masdar City, a world-class technology and innovation hub and a pioneering sustainable community in Abu Dhabi, along with its consulting partners Woods Bagot and Faithful+Gould, has advanced its contribution to the UAE Net-Zero by 2050 Strategy with the groundbreaking ceremony of its latest development – the Masdar City […]

    Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, Arctic Circle launch ‘Third Pole Process’
    26 Jun 2022

    DUBAI, 23rd June, 2022 (WAM) — The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MoCCAE) and Arctic Circle have announced the launch of the “Third Pole Process”. Headed by Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, former President of Iceland, Arctic Circle is the largest network of governments, corporations, universities, think tanks, environmental associations, indigenous communities, and concerned citizens aimed […]

    Mansour bin Zayed announces reformation of COP28 Higher Committee
    26 Jun 2022

    ABU DHABI, 23rd June, 2022 (WAM) — H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, has announced the reformation of the National Higher Committee that was formed to oversee preparations for the 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP28), set to be hosted at Expo City […]

    UN official hails UAE’s environmentally-friendly endeavours
    23 Jun 2022

    DUBAI, 22nd June, 2022 (WAM) — Dr. Dena Assaf, United Nations Resident Coordinator for the United Arab Emirates, has commended the UAE’s environmentally-friendly endeavours in a bid to protect the environment and achieve the sustainable development goals. In this context, the UN official hailed the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi’s decision to ban the use […]

    EAD issues guide to help government, NGOs implement single-use plastic policy
    22 Jun 2022

    ABU DHABI, 20th June, 2022 (WAM) — The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) today organised an awareness session for government and private sector institutions, and the Green Business Network to familiarise them with the Single Use Plastic Policy (SUPP) Guide. The Agency publishes the guide in both Arabic and English to provide information on […]

    DoE adopts innovative policies to achieve Abu Dhabi’s vision for more sustainable future: Undersecretary
    22 Jun 2022

    ABU DHABI, 20th June, 2022 (WAM) — The Abu Dhabi Department of Energy (DoE) is adopting innovative policies to achieve its vision for a more sustainable future, said Ahmed Al Rumaithi, Undersecretary of the DoE. He revealed that the DoE is currently working on developing the Abu Dhabi Hydrogen Policy and Regulatory Framework, including the […]

    DEWA launches Smart Grid Report 2022
    21 Jun 2022

    DUBAI, 20th June, 2022 (WAM) — Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has launched its Smart Grid Report 2022. The report highlighted the latest information regarding DEWA’s smart grid and its role in sustaining DEWA’s position as one of the most outstanding utilities worldwide. The report also demonstrated the role of a smart grid in […]