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New Waste-To-Energy Report

Managing solid waste is a somber challenge faced by most modern societies, but for some nations with inherent limitations , fast-paced industrial growth , rapid urbanisation, and unsustainable consumption patterns create a big challenge to deal with massive amount of waste on a daily basis. In GCC region, the total urban waste generation has been estimated to be around 150 ...

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Greenmetric World Rankings : More Arab universities need to be on the list.

The UI GreenMetric World University Ranking is an initiative of Universitas Indonesia which is being launched in 2010. As part of its strategy of raising its international standing, the University hosted an International Conference on World University Rankings on 16 April 2009. It invited a number of experts on world university rankings such as Isidro Aguillo (Webometrics), Angela Yung-Chi Hou ...

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Harnessing Artificial Intelligence for the Earth: A new Forum-PwC report launched at Davos

In Collaboration with PwC and Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment,  Harnessing Artificial Intelligence for the Earth is published by the World Economic Forum System Initiative on Shaping the Future of Environment and Natural Resource Security in partnership with PwC and the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment. It was made possible with funding from the MAVA Foundation. To download ...

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The Redress Design Award : The world’s largest sustainable fashion design competition

The Redress Design Award (formerly the EcoChic Design Award) is oganised by Redress. The award competition works to educate emerging fashion designers around the world about sustainable design theories and techniques in order to drive growth towards a circular fashion system. By putting sustainable design talent in the global spotlight, the competition creates a unique platform for passionate and talented ...

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The Global Risks Report 2018

The year 2017 will also be known for it’s by extreme weather with massive storms like Harvey and Irma, bad monsoon flooding, wildfires, hurricanes, and droughts – –costing billions of dollars in damages. The world today has become a more unpredictable and dangerous place to live and work. The consequences of natural disasters multiply for the poor and underdeveloped countries ...

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Conservation through Competition: The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

Photographers Tom Sullam and Paul Joynson-Hicks MBE founded the competition to raise awareness of conservation issues with a sense of humor. The competition gets entries from across the globe for the five categories – Overall winner, On The Land, Under The Sea, In The Air, and the Portfolio. Wildlife Photography Awards have announced their winners for 2017, but they are ...

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Renewable Energy Prospects: United Arab Emirates

Renewable energy has become economically attractive in the oil-rich United Arab Emirates (UAE). Ramping up renewables to 10% of the country’s total energy mix, and 25% of total power generation, could generate annual savings of USD 1.9 billion by 2030 through avoidance of fossil-fuel consumption and lower energy costs. With health and environmental benefits factored in, the transition to renewables ...

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Crop Diversity for Human Nutrition and Health Benefits by World Agriculture Journal

The paper draws attention to the important role of diversity in terms of human nutrition. The increased availability of a limited number of cereals has resulted in a situation in which a small number of crops provide most of the food most people eat. This has led to increasing concerns about human diets being energy rich but nutrient poor. Although ...

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Towards a pollution-free planet: 50 actions to tackle the problem

Pollution from a range of sources can now be found everywhere, even in the most remote areas of the planet, including the polar caps, deep oceans and high mountains. Below the ocean’s abyssal zone, in trenches more than 10,000 meters deep, creatures have been found polluted with chemicals such as flame retardants, paint plasticizers and waterproofers. Yet despite the myriad ...

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UAE State of Green Economy Report 2014

The UAE Green Growth Strategy was launched in January 2012 under the slogan “A Green Economy for Sustainable Development” by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The Strategy provides national and emirate-level development plans with a unified umbrella for leading the path to transform the ...

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