Tag: post-pandemic

    Georgia celebrated its National Day at Expo 2020 Dubai with a packed itinerary of cultural events and an official visit

    Georgia celebrated its National Day at Expo 2020 Dubai on Wednesday with an impressive line-up of cultural and entertainment activities, featuring everything from ballet to singing, taking place throughout the day at various venues across the site, WAM states. Levan Davitashvili, Vice Prime Minister of Georgia and Minister of Environmental Protection and Agriculture, accompanied by […]

    The 2021 Year in Review: Green events whose impact was felt across the Arab world

    From the second year of the global pandemic to the overthrow of governments, from glimmers of hope for environmental justice to the world’s biggest sporting and cultural events, the past 12 months have been a roller-coaster ride for the Middle East and North Africa region. Let’s get to know what “green” events influenced the MENA […]

    WHO chief calls for global action to ‘end pandemic’ in 2022

    The WHO official urged an expansion of a worldwide vaccination campaign and implementing strict measures to put an end to the pandemic soon.  The World Health Organization (WHO) has called on the world to make “hard decisions” in order to “end the pandemic” next year. “2022 must be the year we end the pandemic,” WHO […]

    Climate change leads to challenges for Gulf states
    21 Dec 2021

    Gulf state leaders at the GCC summit in Riyadh last week pushed for greater cooperation and unity among Arab nations. There is a clear understanding that in today’s climate, with economic challenges from COVID-19 and changes to global oil usage, they must pull together to fully utilize the strength of the GCC and all it […]

    A “smart” city is not so smart: how nature became a political problem and what the “cyborg cities” will be like

    The idea of ​​smart digital cities has already captured the imagination of our contemporaries. However, although this clear image is attractive, there are factors that the smart city model does not take into account: it is living life that not only does not leave the city but also takes on new, hitherto non-existent forms. Thankfully […]

    ‘These salt marshes saved my life’: how nature is helping mental health

    Green social prescribing, where people are referred to nature projects, on the rise across UK, The Guardian states. “It sounds dramatic, but this place saved my life,” says Wendy Turner, looking out over the Steart salt marshes in Somerset. “I am really loving the colours of all the marsh grasses at the moment, and the […]

    DEWA organizes 14th Public Health and Safety Week from 21st to 27th November

    Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is organizing the 14th Health and Safety Week from 21st to 27th November. This is part of its efforts to promote a culture of health and safety within society, WAM states. The Week features innovative virtual interactive activities and educational games for school and university students to help them […]

    Abu Dhabi Sustainable Business Leadership Forum 2021 – coming soon on 23-24 November

    The remarkable sustainability event in the GCC, Abu Dhabi Sustainable Business Leadership Awards and Forum 2021, is just around the corner. Broadcasted live from Abu Dhabi on 23-24 November, in line with UAE’s celebration of its Golden Jubilee, sustainability professionals from across the globe will gather and collaborate on how to transition to the future. […]

    Clean energy accounts for just 3%: IEA Update
    06 Nov 2021

    Governments increased the amount of their economic recovery spending by 20% directed towards clean energy investments in the past three months, new estimates from IEA’s Sustainable Recovery Tracker show, Business-standard states. Spending on clean energy amounts to 3% of the $16.9 trillion that governments have so far mobilized to bolster their economies from the recession […]

    Policies key to post-pandemic recovery in MENA – International Monetary Fund

    The MENA region’s post-pandemic progress and the policies that can help secure a more sustainable, inclusive recovery, said the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in a new report. The Middle East & Central Asia Regional Economic Outlook report was launched during an expert discussion on the state of recovery in the MENA region hosted by the […]