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oil spill in the Red Sea

A social media campaign launched two weeks ago by the United Nations aims to bring the world closer to preventing a decaying supertanker, anchored off Yemen, from causing an oil spill that could spell disaster for the region and beyond.  The goal is to raise funds to start the $80 million emergency operation to transfer oil from […]
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Dulsco and Choithrams partner for recyclables collection campaign

 In line with the UAE’s 2030 sustainability goals and circular economy principles, Dulsco-the region’s leading Integrated Solutions Provider, and Choithrams, the supermarket giant has partnered to organise a Recyclables Collection Drive. The two-week long campaign will take place between 3 pm – 8 pm from June 20th – 26th at the Greens Branch, and June […]
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Sustainability spurs a new future for smart mobility in UAE

DUBAI: Six years after the Dubai Roads and Transportation Authority laid the roadmap for driverless vehicles by 2030, smart mobility has swept the landscape with intelligent concepts that are changing the region’s social infrastructure.  The move has already spurred sustainable cities into high gear with smart transportation such as autonomous shuttles, e-bikes and e-buggies set to […]
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UAE to host Cop 28 climate conference at Expo City Dubai

President Sheikh Mohamed sets out plans for meeting of world leaders The upcoming Cop 28 climate conference will be held at Expo City Dubai, President Sheikh Mohamed has said. The meeting of world leaders in November 2023 will seek to find solutions to the threats posed by climate change. Expo City - the legacy district […]
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Bridgestone wins ‘Sustainability Innovation Awards 2022’ in Dubai

Bridgestone, a global leader in tyres and rubber providing solutions for safe and sustainable mobility, recently bagged the ‘Innovative Sustainable Tyre Technology Provider of the Year’ recognition at the premier ‘Sustainability Innovation Awards 2022,’ hosted by BNC Publishing. The company won the award for contributing to safe and fuel-efficient travel through its wide range of […]
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Alba hosts a delegation of Bahrain Association of Banks to further its ESG goals

BAB appreciates the role played by Alba in contributing significantly to GDP and creating rewarding job opportunities for citizens Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C (Alba), an Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) corporate activist, is charting its journey to meet Bahrain’s Net Zero Emissions by 2060,” as stated by Alba’s CEO Ali Al Baqali during a meeting with […]
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BCG accelerates its climate action and sustainability commitments

Boston Consulting Group (BCG), one of the world’s leading management consulting firms, today announced that they have partnered with Emirates Nature-WWF to lay a new foundation for climate action by empowering the youth in the UAE through the innovative flagship and impact-driven Leaders of Change program; a program comprising of academic and skills training, dialogues engagement, solution ideation, and […]
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EGYPT: Dawarha’s RVM collects 15,000 plastic bottles per month in Cairo

Faced with the lack of waste sorting and recycling infrastructure in Egypt, the start-up Dawarha is launching a technological solution called "RVM" to encourage people to manage waste sustainably in this North African country where the soil and the sea pay the price of plastic pollution. With its 102 million inhabitants, Egypt generates 5.4 million […]
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Qatar to expand recycling with new waste management centre

The new waste handling facility is set to promote Qatar’s circular economy. Over 20,000 tonnes of waste will be recycled and treated to generate electricity, the Ministry of Municipality revealed, announcing Qatar’s newest waste management centre. The environment-conscious project aims to take the country closer to accomplishing its strategic goals of building a circular economy and helping protect the […]
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ENOC Group bans single-use plastics across its operations

ENOC Group, announced today that it has banned single-use plastics across its operations as well as in its head office, to align with the UAE’s vision of promoting an inclusive green economy. In March 2020, the Group announced that it will begin a phase-out of single-use plastics and today it has achieved a 100 percent […]
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What efforts has Qatar made to help save the ocean?

From extensive initiatives to help marine life, to collective community beach clean-ups along its shores: here’s how Qatar has geared up its efforts to help save the ocean. Spanning a 71% surface area of planet earth, the oceans are home to nearly a million species, making them an important source of food and income for over 800 […]
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Six Portuguese photovoltaic systems utilise integrated park management from Phoenix Contact

Reliable and economical operation Photovoltaics is doing its part toward meeting continually rising energy requirements. Interest in building increasingly larger and more powerful ground-mounted photovoltaic systems is on the rise worldwide, as in Portugal. Networking, monitoring, and communication are absolutely essential in this regard, particularly in relation to consistent network quality and maintenance in line […]
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Plastic Bank joins forces with Lorenz against plastic pollution in the oceans

The Egyptian subsidiary of the German food company Lorenz Snack-World has signed a partnership with Plastic Bank, a company committed to fighting plastic waste in the oceans. The two partners will collect more than one million single-use plastic bottles in several governorates of Egypt. According to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Egypt generates an average […]
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Carbon dioxide now more than 50% higher than pre-industrial levels

Carbon dioxide measured at NOAA’s Mauna Loa Atmospheric Baseline Observatory peaked for 2022 at 421 parts per million in May, pushing the atmosphere further into territory not seen for millions of years, scientists from NOAA and Scripps Institution of Oceanographyoffsite link at the University of California San Diego announced today.  NOAA's measurements of carbon dioxide at the […]
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Retrofit is a natural progression for real estate

Retrofits geared at improving energy efficiency can become a natural progression for the UAE’s real estate and facilities management (FM) sectors – if rolled out effectively. Retrofitting in the built environment is primarily geared at improving the efficiency and sustainability of an existing structure by reducing energy and water consumption. This can be achieved in a […]
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Emirates Nature-WWF urges organisations to join UAE’s biggest movement for nature

Dubai, June 5th, 2022: On the occasion of World Environment Day on June 5, Emirates Nature-WWF is honoured to announce the newest additions to the Leaders of Change programme. ITP Media Group, Visa, and Safran have joined the movement, pledging over 700 new members who will spend the coming year training, ideating, and acting in nature […]
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Solar panels will cut energy bills by 50 per cent in Sharjah Sustainable City

On the outskirts of Sharjah, bordering Dubai, an environmental leap is being taken with the construction of Sharjah Sustainable City, a 1,250-villa development that will be powered by the sun. The city is a joint venture between the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority, better known as Shurooq, and Diamond Developers, the company behind The Sustainable […]
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How turning unwanted furniture into art promotes the circular economy

UAE-based Think Upcycle collaborated with Living Business to promote local artists – while diverting furniture from landfill and giving back to society and the environment in the process A unique piece of art that also reduces your carbon footprint? That’s the proposition that Think Upcycle, a UAE-based marketplace for pre-loved quality household goods, offers UAE […]
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The New European Bauhaus festival: putting ideas into action

Architects, high-level European officials, and sustainability and construction experts will take to Brussels from 9 to 12 June for the first New European Bauhaus Festival.  The event will offer a chance to discuss and share ideas on how to build the cities of the future, reshaping the urban landscape with greener and more appealing structures. The […]
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Dubai Airports to divert 60% DXB’s waste from landfills by mid-2023

Dubai Airports is marking the World Environment Day by kicking off a new waste management initiative that will play an integral role delivering on its commitment to keep 60 percent of all waste from Dubai International (DXB) from entering landfills by the middle of 2023. As part of the new programme, the operator has implemented […]
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Abu Dhabi says good-bye to single-use plastic bags

JUNE 1, 2022: A ban on the single-use of plastic products in Abu Dhabi has come into effect from today, under the emirate’s integrated Single-Use Plastic Policy. The initiative will prevent the sale of single-use plastic bags across all retailers. The Environment Agency Abu Dhabi (EAD) launched the Single-Use Plastic Policy in March 2020, which, […]
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Germany: Deutsche Bank raided in 'greenwashing' probe

Investigators carried out searches at Deutsche Bank and its subsidiary DWS as part of an investigation into investment fraud. Prosecutors in Frankfurt raided the offices of both Deutsche Bank and its asset management subsidiary DWS on Tuesday as part of an investigation into so-called "greenwashing." The searches related to allegations of financial institutions marketing investment products […]
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Fashion brand Marc O'Polo taps Retraced for traceability

Fashion company Marc O'Polo has signed a deal with Germany's Retraced to provide item-level traceability for its clothing products. Set up in 2019, Retraced provides a blockchain and cloud-based chain-of-custody traceability tool that allows customers in the apparel and textiles industries to digitally track products from production to retail, helping them to gain greater insight […]
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Sharjah inaugurates ME’s first waste-to-energy plant

His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, on Tuesday inaugurated the Sharjah Waste to Energy plant, the first-of-its-kind project in the Middle East. The plant, announced in 2018, will divert up to 300,000 tonnes of waste from landfills annually, supporting the achievement of the UAE’s goals […]
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EGYPT: Schneider Electric and Tatweer Misr to develop smart cities

The Egyptian subsidiary of French energy company Schneider Electric has entered into a partnership with Egyptian real estate developer Tatweer Misr for the digital transformation of several cities in the country. The agreement, which includes the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) in the design and implementation of smart cities, will enable the North African country […]
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ClientEarth commences legal action against Dutch airline KLM for greenwashing

The airline industry has a climate problem. Aviation relies on highly polluting fossil fuels, and expert studies warn that the airline industry cannot reach net zero by 2050 and align with climate goals without lowering air traffic. However, KLM’s marketing campaign attempts to convince consumers otherwise, giving a false impression of the sustainability of its […]
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Dubai hotel opens eco-friendly vertical farm on site

Ritz-Carlton JBR grows its own herbs to tackle sustainability crisis and provide fresh ingredients A Dubai hotel has taken a big step when it comes to sustainably sourcing ingredients at its in-house restaurants – by setting up a vertical hydroponic farm on-site. Having produce grown on the premises reduces its carbon footprint and transport costs for the […]
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EGA and American University of Sharjah to research food waste re-use

Emirates Global Aluminium, the largest industrial company in the United Arab Emirates outside oil and gas, today announced a collaboration with the American University of Sharjah’s College of Engineering to research the economic and environmental benefits of re-using of food waste to enrich manufactured soils made from bauxite residue, and further applications in waste-to-energy. The […]
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Dubai green tariff to apply to all single-use bags including paper and biodegradable

Charge being introduced in July covers paper and other biodegradable materials, as well as plastic bags, officials say As Dubai gears up to introducing a 25 fils ($0.07) charge for single-use bags, authorities have clarified that this is not limited to plastic bags. From July 1, the mandatory tariff will be applied to all single-use bags — […]
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Technology and sustainability: opportunities for the hospitality industry

Last week, Globally invited veterans from the hospitality industry to a forum at Arabian Travel Market (ATM) to discuss how hotels are making themselves more sustainable, and the benefits they are seeing as a result. In a recent Booking.com survey, 71% of respondents say they want to travel more sustainably in the next year. So […]
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