Tag: carbon footprint

    Bad trip: how drugs affect the environment and climate
    26 Dec 2021

    According to the latest UN data, 269 million people used drugs in 2018. More than 35 million have had health problems because of this. These numbers are just the tip of the iceberg, the real losses from the sale and production of drugs include the massacres of tens of thousands of people, like in Mexico, […]

    UK government prohibited building a “tulip tower” due to the concern about the carbon footprint

    The UK Ministry of Housing has announced that the government will not issue a permit for the construction of a 305-meter Tulip Tower, designed by the architects of Foster + Partners, Archdaily reports. The reason for the refusal was concern about the carbon footprint and the “negative impact on the surrounding architecture.” The planning inspector’s […]

    AYCMQ partners with national stakeholders to measure the household carbon footprint
    17 Nov 2021

    The Arab Youth Climate Movement Qatar (AYCMQ) has taken action to measure carbon footprint in the Gulf state, Doha News reports. The Household Carbon Footprint Initiative is one of the signature projects of the Arab Youth Climate Movement Qatar (AYCMQ) to understand the resource consumption and carbon footprint profiles of different socioeconomic groups in Qatar. […]

    Roads to tomorrow in the UAE: pathways to sustainable mobility session begins

    The 18th IRF (International Roads Federation) World Meeting & Exhibition has held a first panel (Roads to Tomorrow: Pathways to Sustainable Mobility) on the opening day of the event, which runs through November 10th. Participants in the session included Abou-Zeid, Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy, African Union Commission, Mark Boris Andrijanič, Slovenian Minister for Digital […]

    An asphalt graphene road will be constructed in Britain

    For the first time in the world, constructors used asphalt mixture in the British county of Northumberland during the repair of the highway, New Atlas reports. According to experts, the graphene additive will increase the average service life of the road surface to 14 years. This will double the durability of the coating. This is […]

    Opinion: Oman’s metro rail project is a step to develop a knowledge-based economy

    Plans are underway to set up a metro network that will connect Ruwi and Muttrah to Muscat International Airport and Seeb, Gulf News reports. The metro will be one of the main transport arteries of a new, revitalised Muscat, which will have Ghala as the centre of its commercial activities, as per the Oman National […]

    Away from people, closer to nature: 12 ways to travel eco-friendly
    21 Jul 2021

    Vaccination is in full swing in many countries, and travelers are preparing to set off again soon. And while the borders are closed, it is worth thinking about the impact of mass tourism on our planet. Can we travel more environmentally – and not only not harm the environment but also help preserve it? Journalists […]

    DEWA launches Let’s Make This Summer Green 2021 campaign

    Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) launched on June, 12 its ‘Let’s Make This Summer Green’ campaign for the sixth consecutive year, WAM reports. Themed ‘Make Unforgettable Memories’, the three-month campaign will take place digitally across DEWA’s social media channels, as well as its internal and external channels. The campaign encourages individuals and organizations to […]

    10 steps to combat climate change
    12 Jun 2021

    Every day, we consume natural and energy resources that directly or indirectly cause greenhouse gas emissions, and therefore global warming and climate change. We drive cars that burn fossil fuels; we consume coal and nuclear electricity; we deprive wildlife of their homes; we wear clothes made from oil and dirty energy sources on the other […]

    MEED summit will explore sustainability in Saudi Arabia projects on June, 16

    MEED’s 2021 Smart Construction Virtual Summit, a one-day event held by MEED, will take place on Wednesday 16 June from 9:00AM to 5:00PM GST. MEED, abbreviated from the former name Middle East Economic Digest, is a business intelligence tool for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). It announced the event on its site, everyone […]