Tag: Sustainability

    Companies in the EU find it difficult to determine the percentage of “green” operations in their activities

    Many European companies are getting ready to tell investors how much revenue, capital investment and operating expenses are generated by activities that regulators consider environmentally friendly, WSJ states. Coming from January 1, the publicly listed EU business community with more than 500 employees who are subject to the EU Green Taxonomy Non-Financial Reporting Directive will […]

    Soil conservation is key to environmental sustainability – particularly in fragile environments like Qatar

    Soil conservation is a key to environmental sustainability. It helps protect natural resources and watersheds, restores habitats for plants and wildlife, improves water quality, and makes soil healthier. The soil ecosystem plays a vital role in climate change as it regulates soil carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas emissions. A significant objective of conservation of the […]

    GORD unveiled Green Events Tool at COP26 in collaboration with UNFCCC, UNEP
    16 Nov 2021

    Marking its participation at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, the Gulf Organisation for Research & Development (GORD) announced the launch of Green Events Tool (GET) developed collaboratively by GORD, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat and UN Environment Programme (UNEP), The Peninsula Qatar reports. Green Events Tool (GET) is […]

    Saudi Arabia celebrates World Cities Day

    Saudi Arabia is celebrating World Cities Day, strengthening cooperation between countries in addressing the challenges of urbanization in cities and creating awareness of the successes and challenges of urban sustainability. A UNGA resolution established World Cities Day on Dec. 27, 2013, setting Oct. 31 to promote and inspire action on the concept of sustainable urbanization. […]

    “Enough of brutalizing biodiversity”: World leaders take center stage at CO26 climate talks
    02 Nov 2021

    Media indicate that the 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP-26) is the most prominent summit of its kind since the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, which resulted in the Paris Climate Agreement. What happened at Cop26 On November 1 – day one at a glance Let’s take […]

    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 […]

    Expo 2020 Dubai pavilions are inspired by nature

    You’ll find gorgeous flora and fauna all over Expo 2020 Dubai, with lots of pavilions inspired by nature, The National News states. While mushrooms and edible herbs are being grown inside a vertical farm in Holland’s pavilion, Singapore’s is covered by more than 80,000 plants, including the country’s national flower, the pink Vanda Miss Joaquim. […]

    COVID-19 and environmental sustainability in Iraq: UNDP report

    Let’s have a look on the important document about the impact of COVID-19 on environmental sustainability in Iraq. It’s the fifth in a series released by UNDP on the effects of COVID-19 in Iraq. The authors emphasize how the pandemic has exacerbated Iraq’s environmental fragility. It was already affected by legacies of conflict, lack of […]

    Al-Jadaan, Liqun inaugurate an event on smart cities in COVID-19 era

    Saudi Arabia Minister of Finance Mohammed Al-Jadaan and President and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) Jin Liqun inaugurated an event on “Building Smart Cities in the COVID-19 Era: Towards Resiliance and Sustainability”. In his opening remarks at the event, which was co-organized by AIIB, the Ministry of […]

    The Red Sea Development Company wins BIM Kitemark for digital project delivery

    The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC), the developer behind the world’s most ambitious regenerative tourism project, has become the first asset owner in the world to achieve the prestigious BIM Project Kitemark for its digital project delivery and adoption of building information modeling (BIM) aligned to ISO 19650, awarded by the British Standards Institution (BSI), […]