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MONEY FASHION POWER - Fashion Revolution Week UAE 2022

Dubai, UAE - Fashion Revolution UAE, a movement promoting a more sustainable and socially just fashion industry, is hosting their annual Fashion Revolution Week. Taking place from Monday 18th to Sunday 24th of April, the campaign aims to bring awareness to and commemorate the Rana Plaza factory collapse anniversary. This year on a global level, […]
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General Motors Middle East’s commitment to sustainability hits high gear

Driving towards a global vision of Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion, General Motors Africa & Middle East (GM AMEO) is doubling down on its carbon footprint reduction across its Middle East Operations, Supply Chain and Distribution network. Through a series of sustainability initiatives across its Middle East facilities, GM has confirmed it is […]
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How AI is advancing the Middle East’s goal of sustainable fishing

Experts working on new Nile project say digital tools can transform sustainability and help support UNSDGs AI offers hope to challenges relating to region’s food security and depleting resources in the world’s oceans DUBAI: Dutch academics and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization have launched a vital new project that is using state-of-the-art artificial intelligence technology to […]
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Kohler Co. launches new three-year community partnership program to increase access to educational opportunities across the US

New partnerships expand Kohler’s longstanding efforts to support students, starting from elementary school through their transition to the workforce Kohler Co. announces a Community Partnership Program starting with 13 organizations across the country, including Howard University, Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund, Boys & Girls Clubs, College Possible and several other community-based programs to help provide educational […]
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AMANA hands over sustainability-focused 14,000 sq m Al-Futtaim Auto Park with 487.9 kWp solar PV installation

Regional leader in design-build construction, AMANA has completed building the 14,000-sq m Al-Futtaim Auto Park in Al Ain, including the installation of a solar photovoltaic (PV) system. The solar PV system is expected to generate 800 MWh of energy, which is equivalent to 5,571 trees grown over 10 years. AMANA’s strong and diversified portfolio of […]
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Ghayathi crusher: how Abu Dhabi turns construction waste into stone

Sixty-metre machine recycles up to 2,000 tonnes of rubble a day A few years ago, the Ghayati area was a remote patch of sand in the Abu Dhabi desert. But now, 2,000 tonnes of construction waste are recycled every day into material that builds the country's roads. It all happens in the Ghayathi desert – about 250 kilometres west of […]
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EGYPT: Strengthening energy and climate cooperation with the EU

With the 2022 Sharm el-Sheikh Climate Change Conference (COP27) just months away, the European Union (EU) is strengthening its energy and climate relations with Egypt. The North African country is among the pioneers in the development of the green hydrogen industry, the energy of the future. The European Union (EU) wants to accelerate its cooperation […]
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EGA plans shift to nuclear and solar for aluminium production as demand soars

A massive move to sustainability is driving the UAE's industrial sector focus, says chief executive of Dubal Holding, which owns 50 per cent of EGA Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), the UAE’s biggest industrial company outside the oil and gas sector, will soon make a complete shift to nuclear and solar energy to produce aluminium, as demand […]
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Mental health initiative strengthens ESG drive for BMMI Bahrain

Consensus is emerging about the importance of mental health in business environmental, social and governance (ESG) programmes, particularly in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Investors have led the charge, with more than 3,000 signatories to the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) highlighting mental health as one of the top social issues they would prioritise. […]
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What goes into scaling one of Europe’s largest refill trials?

Re is a reuse model developed by Beauty Kitchen, a sustainability-orientated beauty brand founded by Jo-Anne and Stuart Chidley. The Re model focuses on replacing single-use plastic packaging for FMCG by offering brands and consumers universal reuse options that can be returned or refilled at stations in retail stores across the UK. Last month, Re was awarded […]
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Gulf Cryo to build carbon capture plant for Petro Rabigh

This cooperation between Petro Rabigh and Gulf Cryo is aligned with their shared ambition to capture CO2 emissions with the goal of reducing CO2 emissions by up to 2 million tons per year by 2042. This collaboration aims at capturing CO2 emissions from MEG Plant which is located at Rabigh Petrochemical cluster in Saudi Arabia […]
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Sustainable water solutions begin with the community

Kohler Canada associates recognized a unique opportunity to use their water expertise to help solve the lack of access to clean, safe water for Canada’s Indigenous communities. To ensure meaningful impact, associates sought a partner that shared Kohler’s commitment to safe water for all and that was looking to implement sustainable, long-lasting solutions in communities […]
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EGYPT: Ramadan inspires eco-friendly solutions to traditional lanterns

As Ramadan is once again welcomed by Egyptians, authorities have introduced an environmentally friendly alternative to the traditional lanterns still known as "fanous" to illuminate and decorate shopping malls, hotels and offices without major environmental risks. According to historians, the origin of Ramadan lanterns dates back to the time when young children in the capital […]
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PwC ME details six steps to develop sustainable Real Estate Markets in the region

Governments in the Middle East have implemented wide-ranging economic measures and incentive packages for their respective Real Estate markets in recent years in hopes of driving growth and boosting the sector. Despite this effort, when compared to global markets using multiple indices, Middle East markets are working on enhancing certain market fundamentals, which are critical […]
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Put simply: the construction and functionality of charging stations

Electric vehicle sales are growing exponentially. As they do, public charging networks need to expand rapidly and demand for home charging equipment will mushroom. In fact it is reported that global EV sales more than doubled in 2021 vs. 2020 and all net growth in global car sales in 2021 came from EVs. Having a […]
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Cement, concrete industry launches net-zero accelerators across the world

The accelerator programme includes national roadmaps and government dialogues in Egypt, India, Thailand, and Colombia — kicking off a local phase of 2050 net-zero global commitment The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) launched on Wednesday a series of net-zero accelerator initiatives to help national cement and concrete industries decarbonise in line with the GCCA’s […]
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Qatar Foundation launches Earthna Centre for a Sustainable Future

“Earthna is focused on developing tools, solutions, and policies to improve people’s lives within a thriving natural environment,” said Gonzalo Castro de la Mata, the Executive Director of Earthna Centre.  The Earthna Centre for a Sustainable Future was launched by Qatar Foundation at the annual Doha Forum summit. Earthna is a play on words, combining […]
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Maersk on course to full green fuel fleet by 2040

Denmark-based global container logistics giant Maersk will achieve net-zero carbon emission status by 2040 when its entire fleet will be green fuel enabled, said Christopher Cook, Managing Director, Maersk UAE, “As we scrap old vessels, the new ones that are coming in will be green fuel enabled. Our entire fleet will be green fuel enabled […]
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Oat waste turned into energy helps Oatly facilities transition to 100% renewable electricity

In part from converting oat waste into clean energy, two Oatly production facilities in the United States transitioned to using 100% renewable electricity in 2021. The oat drink company sourced renewable energy certificates (REC) from wind and solar for its facilities in Millville, New Jersey, and Ogden, Utah, as well as from oat fiber residue. […]
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Siemens Energy to start production of hydrogen electrolysers in Berlin

Siemens Energy is to start production of electrolysis modules in Berlin, at Huttenstrasse in Berlin’s Moabit locality, with start of production scheduled for 2023. New production lines for the electrolysers are being set up on 2,000 square metres at a cost of around 30 million euros. Currently, the site mainly manufactures gas turbines, which can already […]
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ISSB publishes long-awaited exposure drafts of Global Sustainability Standards

The standards are part of a global initiative to consolidate sustainability disclosures to help investors assess the value of companies. On 31 March 2022, the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) released exposure drafts of the first two IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards (ISSB Standards) for public consultation. The ISSB indicated that its aim is for the […]
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Webinar: 3 actions your business should take this year to prepare for 2024

Perhaps you’ve noticed that a growing number of companies are innovating new products and capturing new markets by focusing on sustainable products and services. Companies are finding that having a well-structured approached to sustainability is popular with buyers, who are shifting more business to them as a result. And companies with a clear sustainability focus […]
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UAE residents switching to more sustainable lifestyle

Whilst there is a lot of eagerness to be more eco-conscious, residents feel that there is a distinct lack of sustainable products on the market to support this need. Residents across the UAE are increasingly making choices which reduce their impact on the environment, and pledging to lead more sustainable lives in 2022. New research […]
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Egypt's dialogue for a sustainable future

Egypt launched its first national dialogue on climate change in the Red Sea resort city of Sharm El-Sheikh on Saturday as part of the country's preparations for hosting the UN Climate Change Conference COP27 in November. Held on the same day Earth Hour is observed, Egypt used the occasion to announce the nation's National Climate […]
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Aluminium producer embeds sustainability from energy use to product line

Interest in topics such as conservation techniques, the impact of climate change, and sustainable, ​​environmentally friendly practices have reached record highs worldwide. That’s according to Google Trends data on the top searches for 2021. Even as consumers get behind the energy transition and prioritise sustainability, global industries are looking to optimise their operations accordingly. Initiatives […]
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Qatar to open first community recycling hub in Education City

The new initiative aims to encourage the community to start recycling in an effort to help the country’s sustainability goals.  To mark Global Recycling Day, Qatar Foundation (QF) has announced its plans to build Qatar’s first-ever recycling hub to encourage sustainability within the community. Covering more than 8,000sqm in Education City, Green Island will feature six recycling […]
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M Glory to manufacture 55,000 e-cars at new Dubai factory

UAE-based M Glory Group today (March 28) laid the foundation stone for the country's first industrial facility for manufacture of electric vehicles (EV) at Dubai Industrial City, being set up at an investment of AED1.5 billion ($408.3 million). The sustainable industrial facility, with advanced capabilities will be the UAE’s first plant of its kind and […]
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Farnek showcases smart solutions at Retrofit Tech to support MENA Net Zero ambitions

Leading UAE-based smart and green facilities management (FM) company Farnek, last week showcased its HITEK smart solutions at the Retrofit Tech MENA Summit, which is taking place at the Movenpick Grand Al Bustan in Dubai. The series of events provided an inclusive platform for key players in the energy efficiency, sustainability and retrofitting sectors, to support […]
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Egypt: Women-centred sustainable development

Climate change and its effect on women was central to Egypt’s presentation at the Commission on the Status of Women, reports Reem Leila President of the National Council for Women (NCW) Maya Morsi headed to New York to participate in the 66th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), held from 9 […]
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Starbucks wants to become the gas station of the future for EVs

With 15,000 locations across the U.S., the coffee chain is betting it can convince electric vehicle owners that it’s the perfect place to charge up. By 2030, there could be 26 million electric cars in the U.S., which means we’ll need more than 10 times as many EV chargers. Starbucks, with its 15,000 locations across the country, […]
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