Tag: UAE

    Dubai Future Foundation new report stresses the importance of increasing the use of hydrogen in vital sectors
    21 Oct 2021

    A new report, titled ‘Hydrogen: From Hype to Reality,’ has called on the importance of developing integrated strategies to produce, store and use hydrogen energy, WAM states. As the world strives to achieve net-zero emissions, it noted that hydrogen would be crucial to decarbonize hard-to-abate industries, such as steel, cement, aviation, and shipping. The report […]

    Dulsco aims to highlight UAE’s efforts to create a sustainable future

    Dulsco, the Official Waste Management Partner of Expo 2020 Dubai, strives to implement Expo 2020 Dubai’s objective to be the first-ever mega event to divert 85% of its waste away from landfills, WAM reports. Dulsco has an innovative approach in place to meet the event’s requirements while offering world-class waste management services approved by Expo […]

    Climate and Biodiversity Week took place at Expo 2020 Dubai

    Climate and Biodiversity Week at Expo 2020 Dubai took place on 3-9 October. The main topic of the events was “galvanizing the world into action to protect our planet,” the Dubai government states. Tapestry of events mobilized climate action; Christiana Figueres, Damilola Ogunbiyi, Jake Norton, and Sir Tim Smit became speakers. Theme Week is the […]

    The UN named factors that cause famine spread

    The spread of hunger on the globe contributes to five factors: COVID-19, climate variability, conflicts, cost and availability of healthy eating, and slowing the economy and its recession. Only through the COVID-19, another 140 million people were below the poverty line. This during events dedicated to the World Food Day, within the framework of Expo-2020 […]

    World Green Economy Summit 2021 concludes with announcement of 7th Dubai Declaration

    The 7th World Green Economy Summit (WGES), held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, concluded. The summit, held under the theme, “Galvanising Action for a Sustainable Recovery,” brought together many prominent international speakers, in addition to dignitaries and representatives from government […]

    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 […]

    Pearl Initiative’s engagement with 300 philanthropists highlights an accelerated shift to strategic giving in the Gulf region

    The Pearl Initiative, in partnership with the Philanthropy Network, has concluded a year-long virtual webinar series that highlighted the capabilities philanthropy has in driving new and innovative solutions to address unprecedented global concerns, such as COVID-19, and the relief efforts to mitigate their impact, WAM reports. Key featured international speakers included Dr Lawrence H. Summers, […]

    How to recycle plastic, glass, paper, and household waste in the UAE

    We’ve found an excellent guide by Gulf News to ensure eco-friendly and convenient waste disposal for you. Did you know that on average, each UAE resident generates waste at one of the highest rates in the world? This is around 1.8kg per day, according to the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE). As […]

    FAB joins UAE’s endeavors for net-zero carbon emissions by 2050
    19 Oct 2021

    The First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) has announced that it is joining the Net-Zero Banking Alliance (NZBA), becoming the first UAE and GCC bank to join the alliance, WAM reports. As part of this commitment, FAB will enable its clients to transition towards a climate-neutral economy through innovative financing and advisory services. FAB puts sustainability […]

    Gulf states show ‘limited’ progress kicking oil & gas dependency
    18 Oct 2021

    The latest report from credit ratings agency Moody’s found that despite ambitions to diversify Gulf economies away from fossil fuels, the results have been ‘limited’ and efforts will be constrained by lower oil prices, Al Jazeera states. The clock is ticking for Gulf economies to end their overreliance on fossil fuels, as more countries around […]