Tag: climate

    Thanks to COP26, states, and businesses will become “greener”

    What are the prospects for the commitments of countries after the CPC26? Let’s get to know. Due to the active interest of the participants in the COP26, there is a sense of risk this year – something must happen soon with business and our homes. But there is a second feeling – of opportunities. There […]

    Down to Earth: Jameel Arts Centre’s annual festival celebrated ecology and the environment

    Now in its second year, Down to Earth, a festival around ecology and sustainability, returned to Jameel Arts Centre from November 26. Free and open to the public, the event took place from November 26 to 27, the National News states. The two-day event included workshops, demonstrations and information stalls for children and adults on […]

    “Whatever path you choose in life, be a friend to the environment” – the UAE Minister

    Let’s get to know what the UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment and Minister of State for Food Security Mariam Al Mheiri had written in her open letter to Emirates youth. It was published on October 27th, before COP26.   To our youth, With the 26th UN Climate Change Conference, Cop26, in Glasgow approaching, […]

    NCM Director-General highlights the role of cloud seeding as the catalyst for reengineering earth

    Dr. Abdulla Al Mandous, Director-General of National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) and President of the Regional Association II (Asia) of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), has participated in a panel session titled ‘Reengineering Planet Earth’ hosted by the World Majlis at Expo 2020 Dubai as part of the Climate and Biodiversity Week, WAM reports. In […]

    Living organisms form the global state of the planet

    “The daily lives of so many people pass among the dead creations of their hands that they have lost the ability to understand living creatures.” Konrad Lorenz, Austrian zoologist, Nobel Prize winner.   Let’s continue our acquaintance with how living organisms have formed ecosystems on the planet, on the example of the steppes. I thank […]

    The power of soil: How MENA precarious climate shaped the Arab Spring

    The history of the Middle East, and the recent teachings of the 2010-11 uprisings, highlight an important lesson: ignore ecological integrity at your peril. Let’s check what Olivia Lazard states on this issue. *** In 149 BC, Marcus Porcius Cato – a politician, soldier and citizen dedicated to the study of agriculture – saw a […]

    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 […]

    How city planners save urban dwellers from the heat

    Global temperatures are rising, and 2020 is the hottest year on record. Since the 19th century, the planet has warmed by more than one degree Celsius, which is especially noticeable now in large cities. In a built environment that is too often made of glass, steel, asphalt, and concrete, hazardous urban heat islands increase the […]

    FAQ: Why do cities need green zones, and Gulf needs mangroves and wetlands

    Western governments are so concerned about city parks conservation that they bring it into international law. This is not surprising: we’ve already written why parks save the inhabitants of cities around the world millions of dollars every year. You may check the explanation of what ecosystem services are here. There is Green Cities Declaration, signed […]

    You’re young and want to help the UN? Climate Science Olympiad 2021 has started!

    Have you long dreamed of helping the UN achieve the goals of sustainable development? If you are 14-17 or 18-25 years old, then you can sign up at Climate Science Olympiad. Registration lasts until August 1, 2021; 5,000 teams will take part in the competition, and the prize fund is $10,000. If you do not […]