Is environmental destruction creating ‘eco-anxiety’ in us?

    As global temperatures increase and the world looks unlikely to take the action many scientists say is needed to prevent the most severe consequences of climate change, it would be understandable if people felt anxious. As warnings of environmental breakdown have intensified, in the past 15 years or so academics have recognised what is termed “eco-anxiety”. One researcher who has […]

    Adnoc allocates $15bn to accelerate low-carbon strategy

    Adnoc has allocated $15 billion to invest in a range of projects by 2030, which will help it accelerate its low-carbon growth strategy. The state-owned energy company will invest in clean power, carbon capture and storage, further electrification of operations, energy efficiency and new measures to build on its policy of zero routine gas flaring, the company said […]

    How best to accelerate decarbonisation of industry to achieve net zero
    05 Jan 2023

    Since the early-2000s, the International Energy Agency has regularly monitored the environmental impact of industrial activity. The energy body has noted a 70 per cent rise in industrial emissions until now. But while emission levels declined temporarily in recent years due to the Covid-19 pandemic, they have since rebounded and even exceeded pre-pandemic levels with a 3 […]

    Abu Dhabi issues fines worth Dh328,000 for environmental violations

    Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi has issued Dh328,000 in 32 administrative fines for violating environmental legislation in the emirate. The fines follow the implementation of a decision regarding environmental violations in April 2022 by Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in Al Dhafra Region and chairman of the board of directors of the Environment […]

    Water and food are overwhelming concerns for Middle East, Arab Barometer poll finds

    Issues related to water, including pollution and scarcity, are key concerns in the Arab world, according to a study that canvassed the views of more than 26,000 people in a dozen nations. The Arab Barometer research by Princeton University found that while climate change was a worry for the region’s public, issues with a more […]

    Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week summit to drive climate change talks ahead of Cop28

    The Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) summit is set to drive the discussion around climate change before Cop28. The event, which will take place on January 16, will focus on a wide range of critical topics such as food and water security, energy access, industrial decarbonisation, health and climate adaptation, the Abu Dhabi Media Office said on […]

    Why the world needs to move faster on carbon capture to reduce emissions
    22 Dec 2022

    The world faces the twin challenge of reducing greenhouse gas emissions while meeting growing energy demand. It is a tough circle to square. Oil and gas cannot be easily replaced and will be integral to global energy security for decades to come. Technology such as carbon capture, therefore, has a vital role to play in helping the […]

    COP28 in UAE will be ‘transparent, pragmatic’, says foreign minister

    Abu Dhabi: Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Chairman of the Higher Committee overseeing preparations to host the 28th session of the conference of the parties to the UNFCCC (COP28 UAE), convened members to discuss the road to COP28 UAE to be held at Expo City Dubai […]

    Admiral Mobility to make 5,000 electric lorries for UAE and Saudi Arabia next year
    15 Dec 2022

    Admiral Mobility, a Dubai-based manufacturer of commercial electric vehicles, will unveil its first fully electric lorries in the UAE and Saudi Arabia in 2023. The move is part of a commitment to make 5,000 electric lorries for the Middle East and Africa, and will support the UAE’s sustainability agenda. An initial 500 electric lorries will be produced […]

    Leader of Dawoodi Bohra community supports Abu Dhabi mangrove project

    Abu Dhabi: During his ongoing visit to Abu Dhabi, the leader of the Dawoodi Bohra community, Mufaddal Saifuddin, demonstrated his support for the Abu Dhabi Mangrove Initiative in a gesture that will see over 10,000 new mangrove saplings planted, with the aim of increasing the emirate’s total mangrove coverage. This social welfare programme is undertaken […]