#Sustainability

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Abu Dhabi introduces ‘Big Zero’ installations for collection of single-use plastic bottles

The installations are part of Abu Dhabi’s larger ‘Mission to Zero’ campaign

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IATA, Etihad Cargo to trial CO2 emission calculator for air cargo

IATA will be working with Etihad Cargo to track the necessary data for cargo shipments over a three-month period

World Green Economy Summit in Dubai

The 8th World Green Economy Summit opens in Dubai

The two-day summit, being held at DWTC, is focused on four key pillars of the green economy, namely energy, finance, food security and youth

Masdar, RWE Renewables partner to develop offshore wind projects across key markets

The partnership was announced following the signing of the Energy Security, Climate Action and Industry Accelerator Growth Pact between the UAE and Germany

Aldar properties ot invest Dh25m to cut energy costs across communtities

Aldar invests Dhs25m into residential communities to cut energy consumption

The project will enhance energy efficiency across a range of Aldar hotels, schools, commercial, leisure, retail and residential buildings

ARIA invests in four plants in Sharjah's Hamriya free Zone

ARIA Commodities to invest Dhs154m in projects in Sharjah’s Hamriyah Free Zone

ARIA Commodities has launched four projects in HFZA, including a bitumen plant, multipurpose refinery, storage terminal and tire recycling plant

Bentley's focus on becoming a sustainable luxury brand by 2030

Bentley’s focus on becoming a sustainable luxury brand by 2030

Richard Leopold, Bentley’s regional director for the UK, Africa, and the Middle East, tells us about the automaker’s focus on electrification, its half-year performance and new launches

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UAE among top 10 countries globally in terms of readiness for electric mobility, shows report

The Arthur D Little report states that the UAE’s electric vehicle market is estimated to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 30 per cent between 2022 and 2028

Dubai Can initiative

Dubai Can initiative slashes usage of over 3.5 million single-use plastic bottles

During the last six months, 46 fountains were installed in various locations across the city

Saudia Red Sea Farms

Saudi agtech Red Sea Farms signs MoU with Saudia, to supply locally grown produce

Saudia will serve Red Sea Farms’ produce, such as snack tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers to passengers, to meet customer demand and its own sustainability goals

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Insights: Five steps to transition to a sustainable business

The University of Michigan’s Erb Institute showcases key areas to help businesses integrate sustainability into their operations

Deliveroo joins the Dubai can initiative to reduce usage of single-use plastic water bottles

Deliveroo joins ‘Dubai Can’ initiative to reduce usage of single-use plastic bottles

Deliveroo is distributing reusable water bottles to their riders across Dubai to encourage them to reduce the use of bottles made of single-use plastic

Global CCS Institute Opens First Regional Headquarters at Masdar City

Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute opens first Middle East HQ in Masdar City

The institute joins other key organisations based in Masdar City, including the International Renewable Energy Agency, Mohammed Bin Zayed University for Artificial Intelligence and Emirates Nuclear Energy Company

Empower reports robust growth of 41.3%

Empower reports 41.3% rise in buildings using district cooling over last five years

Among the buildings that are serviced within Empower’s portfolio, the residential sector tops the list of the company’s clients with 64 per cent

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Beeah Education’s Hind Al Huwaidi on how the theme of sustainability complements Emirati Women’s Day

The managing director – Beeah Education, says that there’s something to learn from every Emirati woman’s journey

Uzbekistan Agro project funded by ADFD _ Pic courtesy WAM

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development to fund joint agro project in Uzbekistan

Running from 2022 to 2026, the project is designed to enhance farming communities’ resilience to climate change

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Abu Dhabi DoE to develop hydrogen policy, regulatory framework

The DoE expects to report on the outcomes of the policy and regulatory framework before the end of the year

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Dubai’s RTA sees 18% drop in energy consumption across its operations

It managed to reduce total emissions by 13 per cent in 2021

UAE residents

UAE residents aim to make their homes as sustainable as possible – survey

A total of 55 per cent of UAE residents look for sustainability parameters when purchasing electronic goods

Standard Chartered closes transition trade facility

Standard Chartered closes transition trade finance facility for Holcim Group

The transition finance facility aims to support Lafarge Emirates Cement with their latest project, a waste heat recovery system that supports the company’s journey to net zero by 2050

DUBAL Holding, Quantafuel, BASF sign FEED agreement for plastic recycling in Dubai

DUBAL Holding, Quantafuel, BASF sign FEED agreement for plastic recycling in Dubai

The project will be a significant step towards a circular economy converting low-quality, non-recyclable plastics into valuable products

Incubayt Investments to fund The Waste Lab, a female-led startup

The Waste Lab offers off-site and on-site composting, targetting both B2C and B2B clients

Vincent Wijnen, Senior Managing Director, Al-Futtaim Automotive

Al-Futtaim Automotive’s Vincent Wijnen on the factors driving the company’s performance in H1 2022 and its future plans

The senior managing director of Al-Futtaim Automotive showcases H1 highlights and brand performance, the growing focus on sustainability and the company’s future vision

UAE leads Arab nations in 'Food System and Economic Resilience’ ranking,

UAE leads Arab nations in ‘Food System and Economic Resilience’ ranking

The UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar are the only Arab countries in the top quartile of the ranking

Ashraf Abdelkhalek, Sustainability Leader at Schneider Electric

Adopting sustainability: Following in Dubai’s footsteps

Sustainability initiatives launched by the Dubai government will pave the way for more sustainable cities across the Middle East and Africa region

Etihad becomes first airline to join AIA

Etihad joins Aviation Impact Accelerator to boost net zero aviation

The airline made the announcement during the Aerospace Global Forum at the Farnborough Airshow

AW Rostamani Group commits to eliminate all plastic bottles by July 2023

The group aims to eliminate more than 580,000 single-use plastic bottles and replace them with reusable bottles for employees

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Twitter unveils key trends shaping the Saudi conversation in 2022

The report highlights emerging opportunities for brands and marketers to connect with audiences

World's largest organic vertical farm opens in Dubai

Emirates Flight Catering opens world’s largest vertical farm in Dubai

Bustanica, a joint venture between Emirates Flight Catering and Crop One, aims to annually save over 250 million litres of water and produce more than a million kilos of produce free of pesticides

Green industries programmed launched by EAD; pic courtesy Wam

Abu Dhabi’s EAD launches ‘Green Industries’ labelling programme

The programme encourages industrial facilities to find innovative pollution control solutions and apply best environmental practices