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Aqdar World Summit Starts this Monday in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi – UAE, Saturday, 25 November, 2018:  Aqdar World Summit, the global event that discuses various topics in the field of sustainable development and human empowerment, is set to begin this Monday, 26 November 2018, in Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre -ADNEC. The second edition of Aqdar World Summit will be held under the theme “Role of Human Empowerment ...

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The global clean energy sector created more than 500,000 new jobs in 2017

Renewable Energy and Jobs Annual Review 2018 is out. According to the report, the renewable energy sector, including large hydropower, employed 10.3 million people, directly and indirectly, in 2017. This represents an increase of 5.3% over the number reported the previous year. Renewable energy employment worldwide has continued to grow since IRENA’s first annual assessment in 2012. During 2017, the ...

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A history of the plastic shopping bag: UN Environment

A rare novelty in the 1970s, plastic shopping bags are now an omnipresent global product, produced at a rate of one trillion a year. They are showing up in the darkest depths of the oceansto the summit of Mount Everest to the polar ice caps – and creating some major environmental challenges. How did this happen? 1933 – Polyethylene, the most commonly used plastic, is created by ...

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New target set by Etihad ESCO : 1 Million Tons of Carbon Dioxide to be abated by 2030

More than 1 million Tons of Carbon Dioxide will be abated by 2030 and 1.7 TWh of electricity will be saved by the same year in Dubai – according to the new targets revealed by Dubai’s Etihad Energy Services Company, Etihad ESCO, at the 4th annual RetrofitTech Dubai Summit & Awards which began today. The event highlighted the growing investments ...

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Four friends and an impressive eco- solution: Tasini bags wins UNEP Award

According to United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) , eight million tons of plastic enter the oceans every year – calculated per minute this is as much as a full garbage truck can transport. This plastic waste threatens the lives of countless fish and other marine animals, can disturb entire marine and coastal ecosystems and end up in the food chain. ...

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Earth Hour: The brightest dark hour of the year

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai, together with the Emirates Wildlife Society (EWS) and World Wide Fund (WWF), have organised #Connect2Earth and called upon the public to switch off unnecessary lights between 8:30pm and 9:30pm., today Coordinated by WWF and other volunteer organisations, Earth Hour’s greatest ...

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Hundreds of Eco-Enthusiasts to participate in Masdar City sponsored Environmental Marathon

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; March 8, 2017 – Abu Dhabi’s sustainable urban community Masdar City will host an estimated 300 runners this Friday for the “Environmental Marathon” organised by Environment Friends Society. Open to men, women, children and people of determination, the 3km road race is free to enter and perfect preparation for the Special Olympics XI MENA taking ...

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5TH Ajman international environment conference on climate change and sustainability begins

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Member of the Supreme Council, Ruler of Ajman, the Municipality and Planning Department and the Organizing Committee the Ajman 5th International Environment Conference (AIEC2018) begins today. The two day conference with 70 high profile researchers and experts from over 30 countries is taking place at the  Sheikh Zayed ...

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Navigating the Future and Facing the Challenges : The 9th edition of the Offshore Arabia Conference and Exhibition begins in Dubai

Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 28 February 2018: Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, H.E. Saeed Mohammad Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, inaugurated today the 9th edition of the Offshore Arabia Conference and Exhibition at the ...

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Huge turnout for Dubai Cares’ Walk for Education

Dubai Cares, part of Mohamed Bin Rashed Global Initiatives, completed its prestigious initiative this year to mark and celebrate the “Year of Zayed 2018”. The 9th edition of Dubai Cares’ annual Walk for Education 2018 took place on Friday, 16 February 2018, at Dubai Creek Park, next to Al Garhoud Bridge, Gate 2. A passionate crowd of 15,000 people from ...

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