Who should foot the bill for damage caused by climate change?

    More than 1,700 people died and over 2 million were displaced in some of the deadliest flooding Pakistan had seen in a decade this year. The country has since been grappling with repairing damage estimated at more than $30 billion, caused by heavy monsoon rains and glacial melting. But who can be held responsible for […]

    DGW and Dubai Fishermen Co-op Association collaborate to promote sustainable fishing solutions

    Dubai: Dubai Government Workshop (DGW) and Dubai Fishermen Co-op Association have signed an agreement to foster sustainable solutions in the fishing industry by manufacturing fishing equipment from recycled materials. As part of this collaboration, DGW will provide the Association with equipment made from recyclable materials. Fahad Ahmed Alraeesi, CEO of DGW, emphasised the importance of […]

    World Future Energy Summit 2023 to provide crucial sustainability blueprint as COP28 looms

    Abu Dhabi: The organisers of the 15th World Future Energy Summit — the leading business event for future energy and sustainability being held in Abu Dhabi next January — have reiterated the event’s unique capacity to provide practical solutions both for global leaders and the international energy industry, advancing the transition toward cleaner energy sources. The […]

    UAE tops MENA region in Global Food Security Index 2022

    Dubai: The UAE has ranked first in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region on the Global Food Security Index (GFSI) 2022, issued by Economist Impact, compared to the third place in the region in 2021. The announcement came from the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE). Globally, the UAE reached 23rd place, […]

    How do we stop the microplastic invasion and how harmful are they?

    The recent news that microplastics have been detected in human breast milk is the latest indication that these tiny fragments are everywhere. Researchers found that microplastics — usually defined as pieces of plastic less than 5mm in size — were present in three-quarters of breast milk samples taken from 34 women who had given birth in Rome, Italy. Similarly, […]

    Germany receives first container of UAE hydrogen-based ammonia fuel

    Germany has taken formal delivery of its first batch of hydrogen-based ammonia from the UAE, the green fuel it hopes will help replace coal and gas used by energy-intensive industries. The delivery, which arrived in Hamburg on Friday, was modest — a single container of 13 tonnes of ammonia. But it was symbolic of the deal’s potential for both countries. A joint […]

    Rising costs the biggest threat to global food security, Abu Dhabi conference hears

    Rising costs and excess waste are the biggest threats to global food security, an Abu Dhabi conference heard on Thursday. Saeed Al Ameri, director general of the Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority, raised concerns over high food prices as the world grapples with the pressing issue. He made the remarks during a panel discussion […]

    Oman sets 2050 goal to achieve net-zero carbon emissions

    Oman is aiming to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 through an ambitious national plan. Sultan Haitham on Tuesday passed a royal decree to approve the plan, which is in line with Oman’s 2040 Vision, the Oman News Agency reported. He also approved the establishment of the Oman Centre for Sustainability “to supervise and follow up […]

    Umm Al Quwain to charge 25 fils for single-use plastic bags from January 1

    Umm Al Quwain has announced plans to ban single-use plastic bags in the emirate. As of January 1 next year, sales outlets in the emirate will impose a 25 fils charge on all single-use plastic bags and encourage customers to replace them with reusable bags, the executive council announced on Thursday. Authorities said the tariff is being […]

    Abu Dhabi launches new drive to boost environmental awareness

    Environment chiefs in Abu Dhabi have launched a new campaign to educate the public on the need to protect the planet. The e-Green platform, developed by the Environment Agency Abu Dhabi, is free to use and will initially to open to private and public school pupils in the country. The agency said it is the first collaborative e-learning […]