Sharjah Ruler watches elephants during safari tour

    Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi took a tour of Sharjah Safari to check the facilities and learn about the huge park’s expansion plans. The Ruler of Sharjah watched from a wooden viewing platform on Wednesday as a herd of elephants from the African savannah rested on the sandy banks of a deep pool of water. […]

    Road to Cop 27: humankind to blame for Middle East’s worst pollution, study finds

    More than 90 per cent of exposure in the Middle East to the most harmful air pollutants is the result of human activity, not naturally occurring dust, according to a new study. Researchers said that vehicles and fossil-fuel-powered industry, including power generation, were key sources of the smallest particulate matter (PM), which can cause potentially fatal illness. […]

    Dubai’s driverless taxis on show at Gitex before 2023 introduction

    Self-driving electric taxis — set to be on Dubai’s roads next year — will go on display at the Gitex technology exhibition, which opens on Monday. The driverless cars will be shown off by the Roads and Transport Authority during the five-day Gitex Global event at the World Trade Centre in Dubai. The Cruise Origin vehicle will be introduced […]

    Cop28 to be most significant climate event since Paris, says director general

    Cop28 in the UAE will be the most significant climate conference event since Paris, when countries pledged to limit global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, the event’s director general said on Thursday. Majid Al Suwaidi said the Emirates would make inclusivity the hallmark of its presidency as “we need everyone to address climate change”. “Cop28 is […]

    UAE survey to gauge young people’s attitude to climate change

    Environment Agency Abu Dhabi (EAD) has started conducting a nationwide survey on UAE youths’ attitudes towards climate change. The EAD Youth Survey on Climate Change will target 10,000 young people aged 15 to 29 across the seven emirates, measuring their sentiments and views on the most pressing environmental issues and the implications of climate change. The survey comes in […]

    Newsrooms have a duty to tell the truth on climate change, AFP chief says

    Climate change stories can be depressing, trigger anxiety and lead to news avoidance, but journalists have a duty to keep telling the truth, a senior media chief has said. Sophie Huet-Trupheme, global editor-in-chief of Agence France-Presse, said it was important to show solutions to the crisis so people do not feel completely powerless. Speaking at the Arab […]

    WETEX and DSS conclude with 34 seminars and panel discussions on final day

    DUBAI, 29th September, 2022 (WAM) — Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) hosted 34 seminars and panel discussions by an array of experts and specialists from around the world during the third day of the 24th Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) and Dubai Solar Show (DSS). DEWA organised the exhibition under the directives […]

    Abu Dhabi-based Global Mission initiates $17-bn fund for Sustainable Development Goals

    ABU DHABI, 29th September, 2022 (WAM) — Global Mission, an Abu Dhabi based non-profit, along with its global partners, has established a  US$17 billion fund to help achieve the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) across the globe, a senior executive told the Emirates News Agency (WAM). “This ‘Global Fund for Sustainable Development’ is […]

    Sharjah Ruler issues Decree establishing ‘Al Munthar Reserve’

    SHARJAH, 29th September, 2022 (WAM) — H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has issued an Emiri Decree concerning the establishment of Al Munthar Reserve in the Emirate of Sharjah. Taking into account the provisions of Articles (64) (65) (66) (67) of Federal Law No. 24 of […]

    Global Alliance on Green Economy launched during WGES in Dubai

    DUBAI, 28th September, 2022 (WAM) — The World Green Economy Summit (WGES), which kicked off today at the Dubai World Trade Centre, saw the launch of the ‘Global Alliance on Green Economy’. The ‘Global Alliance on Green Economy’ aims to build a coalition of countries, prioritising a green economy in the context of climate action […]