Sustainability

    Masdar launches ‘SkillUP’ online platform to teach youth critical skills to fight climate change
    17 Jul 2022

    ABU DHABI, 16th July, 2022 (WAM) — Masdar’s Youth 4 Sustainability (Y4S) global initiative has launched an online platform, SkillUP, to equip one million young people by 2030 with the knowledge and skills necessary to fight climate change in their communities, schools, and workplaces, in line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Under […]

    EAD launches ‘Green Industries’ environmental labelling programme
    16 Jul 2022

    ABU DHABI, 16th July, 2022 (WAM) — Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in Al Dhafra Region, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD), the Agency announced today the launch of the ‘Green Industries’ environmental labelling programme. The innovative programme […]

    Etihad Airways named Airline Ratings ‘Environmental Airline of the Year 2022’

    ABU DHABI, 15th July, 2022 (WAM) — Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has been named ‘Environmental Airline of the Year 2022’ in the annual Airline Ratings awards. The ranking recognises Etihad’s industry-leading strategy to improve aviation sustainability for both the airline itself and the entire industry. The UN Framework Convention on Climate […]

    UAE Minister Mariam Al Mheiri attends international environment meeting in Iran
    14 Jul 2022

    The UAE’s environment minister has stressed the need to tackle pollution, biodiversity loss, and climate change during a meeting with counterparts from various countries, in Iran. Mariam Al Mheiri, Minister of Climate Change and Environment and Minister of State for Food Security, spoke at the Ministerial Meeting on Environment Co-operation for a Better Future, state news agency […]

    Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi launches ‘Clean Your Perimeter’ campaign
    14 Jul 2022

    ABU DHABI, 14th July, 2022 (WAM) — The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) recently collaborated with AD Ports Group in launching its new ‘Clean Your Perimeter’ campaign, as part of the Green Business Network initiative. The initiative empowers industrial entities to adopt more sustainable waste management practices and minimise single-use plastics consumption. The ‘Clean […]

    UAE’s desert-grown plant burger arrives on menus
    13 Jul 2022

    A hardy plant grown using salt water is thriving in the UAE’s desert farms and helping to create “healthy” burgers, showing sustainable agriculture’s potential in the toughest conditions. Salicornia, a succulent, is already being used as a salt replacement in burger patties — a farming success in the UAE, which imports nearly all of its food. “You […]

    UAE’s Arabian Ocean Rowing Team partners with UN Clean Seas initiative
    12 Jul 2022

    Dubai: The UAE’s Arabian Ocean Rowing Team has become a partner of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Clean Seas campaign to raise awareness on environmental sustainability, particularly reducing marine litter and protecting the oceans, with a focus on single-use plastics. Arabian Ocean Rowing Team will promote initiatives such as #BePartOfIt campaign and visit schools and […]

    Museum of the Future presents bold Dubai vision at Paris Louvre
    12 Jul 2022

    Paris: The Museum of the Future presented Dubai’s vision of tomorrow at the 26th International Trade Show for Museums at the Louvre in Paris. Khalfan Belhoul, CEO of the Dubai Future Foundation, led a delegation that included Lath Carlson, Executive Director of the Museum of the Future, and Majed Al Mansoori, Deputy Executive Director of […]

    Cloud seeding in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and rest of UAE: how does it work?
    11 Jul 2022

    A version of this article first appeared in March 2020 Every time it rains in the UAE, some residents are quick to speculate that the wet weather was caused by the country’s cloud-seeding programme. But even academics who have been working on rain-enhancement techniques for years admit that they still do not fully understand how best to encourage […]

    Abu Dhabi installs bird boxes and baths to help wildlife through the summer
    11 Jul 2022

    The Abu Dhabi authorities have installed bird boxes in parts of the capital to provide safe places for the animals to nest. It has also provided bird baths and feeders for them to get through the hot summer. The Department of Municipalities and Transport is leading the project, the Abu Dhabi Media Office said on Sunday. It […]