Tag: Kuwait

    Kuwait’s EPA opened Jahra Nature Reserve

    The Environment Public Authority (EPA) celebrated Tuesday the official opening of Jahra Nature Reserve to the public, with visits to start from December 22, as reservations can be made through EPA’s official website, Kuna reports. The Chairman and Director General of EPA Sheikh Abdullah Ahmad Al-Humoud Al-Sabah said in a press statement that this is […]

    Damage from 1990 Iraqi aggression ‘still visible’ in Kuwaiti environment

    Although enormous efforts have been exerted to rehabilitate Kuwait’s environment since the flagrant Iraqi aggression in 1990, scars of the destruction remain visible. The aggressors carried out a scorched earth policy, inflicting heavy damage to the land and the marine environment and polluting the air. They blew up and set afire oil wells, causing vast […]

    We remember 2021 because of the Middle East heatwave: temperatures top 50° C in several countries
    22 Dec 2021

    Oman, Iran, Kuwait and the UAE were all affected in summer 2021, as extreme temperatures were recorded across the region. Let’s call to memory how it was, thanks to Middle East Eye. Four countries in the Middle East saw temperatures surpass 50° C amid a continuing pattern of record-breaking heat for the time of year. […]

    Kuwait’s Expo 2020 Dubai pavilion plots a course to a more sustainable future
    20 Dec 2021

    Since their inception in the mid-19th century, World Expos have provided countries of all sizes and degrees of wealth with a rare opportunity to curate their own national narrative, and tailor their preferred image – past, present and future – before a global audience, Arab News states. Specific elements of a nation’s heritage, culture and […]

    Expo’s Kuwait Pavilion funnels the focus on water security

    The giant funnel at the center of the Kuwait Pavilion represents the country’s water towers, storing fresh water in elevated tanks, Mepmiddleeast reports. Spread across a built-up area of 5,600m2, the Kuwait Pavilion at Expo 2020 marks the nation’s largest-ever participation at a World Expo. Incorporating the theme `New Kuwait, New Opportunities for Sustainability,’ the […]

    Kuwait cracks down on shell collectors: The rife habit is punishable by fines up to KD5,000

    Kuwaiti environment authorities had booked an unspecified number of persons for collecting shells and snails on the country’s shores and islands in violation of environment protection codes, local media reported. The violations were registered during a campaign mounted by the government Environment Public Authority. “Some persons were spotted collecting shells without being aware that they […]

    Middle East Green Initiative Summit concluded in the Saudi capital

    The Middle East Green Initiative Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, convened international and regional leaders to motivate consensus to deliver against shared environmental commitments, unite ambitions, drive investment and inspire the collective action needed to tackle climate change. The Summit was hosted by His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the […]

    `New Kuwait, New Opportunities for Sustainability’ pavilion at Expo 2020 attracts thousands
    27 Oct 2021

    Thousands of visitors flocked to Kuwait’s pavilion as it opened its doors this month at Expo 2020 under the theme `New Kuwait, New Opportunities for Sustainability.’ The shimmering gold exterior inspired by sand dunes takes visitors on a journey from the past to the present, giving them a glimpse into the future with Kuwait’s strategic […]

    Kuwait authorities distributed 1 million eco-friendly bags to coops for better health, environment

    The Environment Public Authority (EPA) of Kuwait announced on October 19 the start of a campaign to distribute one million environmentally friendly bags to cooperative societies in the country’s six governorates. The move is part of a campaign to raise public awareness about environment protection and minimize the use of harmful plastic bags, said director […]

    Food waste impairs Kuwait’s sustainable goals

    ‘The food you choose and the way you consume it affect our health and that of our planet. It has an impact on the way agri-food systems work. So you need to be part of the change’, says the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in a statement ahead of World Food Day, which […]