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HISTORY & TRADITIONS - ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT INITIATIVE "AL BASAMA AL BEEIYA"

UAE research team attends international workshop on Ecological Footprint

Posted on 31/05/2008

A UAE research team representing the Al Basama Al Beeiya (Ecological Footprint) Initiative has attended an international workshop on the Ecological Footprint at the Global Footprint Network office in Oakland, California. The three-day workshop was designed to help enhance understanding of the philosophy, methodology and calculation of the Ecological Footprint so it can be used as a decision-making tool. "As Global Footprint Network's research partner in the UAE and as a new national ...  >>MORE

Minister convenes Al Basama Al Beeiya Steering Committee meeting

Posted on 16/04/2008

Minister of Environment and Water H.E Rashid Ahmad bin Fahad has called for a meeting of the Al Basama Al Beeiya (Ecological Footprint) Initiative steering committee on April 17, following a detailed briefing last week on the project. Bin Fahad, who took charge of the ministry in February, was briefed on the progress of the Al Basama Al Beeiya by Razan Al Mubarak, who heads Emirates Wildlife Society - Worldwide Fund for Nature (EWS - WWF), and Hamdan Al Sha'er, Director, Environment ...  >>MORE

UAE presents interim report on key Ecological Footprint data

Posted on 19/03/2008

The UAE's Al Basama Al Beeiya (Ecological Footprint) Initiative has presented an interim report comprising Population and Energy data to the Global Footprint Network (GFN), drawing praise from the international project partner for the quality of research into the two most important components of the national footprint account. The research undertaken by the Al Basama Al Beeiya Initiative has resulted in a significant update of the population figures for footprint calculation and has brought ...  >>MORE

Ecological Footprint team seeks data from SPC on oil and gas

Posted on 11/03/2008

The Al Basama Al Beeiya (Ecological Footprint) Initiative team has recently met with officials from the Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Department at the Supreme Petroleum Council (SPC) who expressed keen interest in supporting the Initiative's oil and gas industry-related data requirements. The Al Basama Al Beeiya team briefed the SPC officials on the Ecological Footprint Initiative and highlighted the importance of oil and gas-related information in contributing to the calculation of ...  >>MORE

Ecological footprint 'will help sustainability drive'

Posted on 09/03/2008

The UAE launched a national project called the Al Basama Al Beeiya (Ecological Footprint) Initiative last October to chart the ecological challenges facing the nation. By estimating the ecological footprint, the initiative aims to develop a nationally robust system for effective and environmentally sustainable decision-making. The ecological footprint deals with the availability of resources versus their consumption. It has become an important tool to measure sustainability. The core ...  >>MORE

UAE launches Ecological Footprint

Posted on 20/10/2007

The UAE on Thursday launched its historic national initiative to measure and understand the country's ecological footprint. Called Al Basma Al Beeiya (Ecological Footprint), the effort involves multiple stakeholders across the nation to work towards developing important guidelines for a more resource-conscious and resource-efficient government and society. Al Basma Al Beeiya will commence with an extensive and complex nation-wide data collection exercise, sourcing data related to the resource ...  >>MORE

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