Sustainability

    What’s new about plastic and water resources? Few eco-movies to watch

    The Dark Side of the Chew, 2014 Everyone has chewed gum, but most of us ignore the fact that their composition is similar to plastic. In addition, there are traces of chewing gum everywhere: on the streets, in schools, on public transport. Watch this movie to find out how chewing gum affects our culture, threatens […]

    Useful to read: the “25 Years of Preserving Sheikh Zayed’s Environmental Legacy” Book

    H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler’s Representative in the Al Dhafra Region, and Chairman of the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi, EAD, had launched in Summer, 2020 a book titled ” 25 Years of Preserving Sheikh Zayed’s Environmental Legacy”. Why might this be interesting for the eco-friendly readers? The book documents the […]

    Dubai’s government entity to go paperless with its bank transactions

    The UAE has been pursuing environmentally friendly strategies in recent years, even applying them to government transactions. Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will fully digitize its bank guarantee management process, cutting its paper usage by 100 %, Arab News reports. The government entity signed a deal with Dubai’s biggest bank, Emirates NBD, to migrate […]

    Etihad Airways continues testing for sustainability with first ecoflight for 2021

    Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates, has operated its first ecoFlight for 2021 in April, WAM reports. It continues research and testing under the Etihad Greenliner program to assess environmental sustainability initiatives during scheduled services. This is Etihad’s fourth ecoFlight, operated on the airline’s signature Greenliner aircraft which is fully offset […]

    Austrian companies showcase futuristic solutions at the Expo 2020 Dubai

    The ambitious architectural concept of the Austrian pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai will represent a comprehensive picture of modern Austria and showcase its rich history of innovation, according to an Austrian official, Kaleejtimes reports. With their tag “Austria makes sense”, the pavilion supports Expo 2020’s vision of organising one of the most sustainable world expos […]

    UK helps Oman in providing sustainable developing plans

    Plans for Oman’s economic growth going hand-in-hand with environmental sustainability have been drawn up between the Sultanate and the United Kingdom. As the part of the UK-Gulf Marine Environment Partnership (UK-GMEP), they will be carried out by the Environment Authority, and the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS). This is the UK government’s […]

    Vision 2030 reforms speed up Saudi recovery from coronavirus pandemic – IMF experts

    International Monetary Fund published a Concluding Statement that describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the end of an official staff visit. Fund concludes that the KSA authorities “responded quickly and decisively to the COVID-19 crisis” and the economic recovery that is underway is expected by IMF experts to continue. IMF projection that the […]

    Highest sustainability honour awarded to UAE Expo 2020’s eight infrastructure projects

    Eight infrastructure projects across Expo 2020 Dubai have been awarded the highest rating under CEEQUAL, the internationally recognised sustainability assessment for civil engineering, representing a major milestone in Expo’s goal to become one of the most sustainable World Expos ever, WAM reports. Ratings under CEEQUAL – the world’s first sustainability assessment, rating and certification scheme […]