Tag: air quality

    15 sites across Bahrain benefit from Forever Green campaign as companies praised for generous contributions

    Busaiteen Corniche and Al Samaheej Walkway in Muharraq have become the latest sites to benefit from an ambitious nationwide campaign to ensure the expansion of the green zones in the Kingdom and active contributions to the fight against climate change. The Forever Green campaign is being implemented by the National Initiative for Agricultural Development (NIAD) […]

    Saudi Arabia plans $92bn sustainability projects for Riyadh

    Royal Commission for Riyadh City (RCRC) has announced its new sustainability strategy for the Saudi capital, including 68 ambitious initiatives and projects across five sectors: energy and climate change, air quality, water management, waste management, biodiversity, and natural areas. HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister, Chairman of […]

    New WHO Global Air Quality Guidelines aim to save millions of lives from air pollution

    Air pollution is one of the biggest environmental threats to human health, alongside climate change. On September 22, the World Health Organization published new guidelines for governments worldwide on controlling and improving air quality. WHO calls for decisive action to combat pollution and provides specific recommendations. New WHO Global Air Quality Guidelines (AQGs) provide clear […]

    Climate change among top issues for incoming Shura Council in Qatar
    18 Sep 2021

    The upcoming Shura Council will have to tackle challenging environmental issues and develop related laws that will help promote sustainability and scientific research, a ministry official has said. Those eligible can cast their votes for the much-awaited Shura Council elections on October 2. Dr. Mohamed Saif al-Kuwari, Director of the Environmental and Municipal Studies Center […]

    Air quality improved slightly in 2020 during lockdowns, U.N. agency says

    Key air pollutants temporarily plunged by unprecedented levels during coronavirus lockdowns last year, with fine particle pollution falling by more than a third across parts of Asia, a U.N. agency said on September 3. Particulate matter (PM 2.5) fell by up to 40% across Africa, South America, and Southern Asia and by smaller amounts in […]