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THE COUNTRY & THE ENVIRONMENT - GREEN ECONOMY

Mohammed bin Rashid opens third edition of World Green Economy Summit in Dubai

Posted on 06/10/2016

DUBAI, 6th October, 2016 (WAM) -- The third edition of The World Green Economy Summit (WGES) was inaugurated on Wednesday under the patronage and in the presence of Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Under the new theme "Driving Global Green Economy," WGES 2016 will continue on Thursday, with various prominent speakers from the region and across the globe, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibitions ...  >>MORE

World Green Economy Summit to tackle climate change

Posted on 03/10/2016

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, the World Green Economy Summit (WGES) will seek solutions to climate change, with newly confirmed speakers added to the programme, in its third edition. Operating under the theme "Driving The Global Green Economy," the summit will focus on how to create and sustain a Global Green Economy, whilst outlining and positioning the UAE's vision for its own green ...  >>MORE

Dubai launches green building rating system

Posted on 13/07/2016

New buildings in Dubai will now be rated based on the implementation of green building standards and buildings that do not meet requirements to achieve the minimum bronze rating will not be given permits, the Dubai Municipality announced on Tuesday. The Director General of Dubai Municipality, Hussain Nasser Lootah, announced the launch of the green building rating system called "Al Safat,” at a press conference. Safat in Arabic means date palm fronds and refers to the traditional Arabic system ...  >>MORE

Dubai ranks among top 10 green cities

Posted on 24/06/2016

Dubai has been ranked among the top 10 global cities for green building, according to a recent white paper published by Solidiance, a management consultancy firm focused on Asia.0 The emirate ranked eighth on the list. Dubai was given a score of 43.5 per cent - it scored strongly in the 'green building efficiency and performance' category. Paris, Singapore and London ranked among the top three global cities for green buildings. The white paper aims to assess and compare the performance of the ...  >>MORE

RTA saved about 8100 tons of carbon dioxide in 2015: Al Tayer

Posted on 24/04/2016

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) saved about 8100 tons of carbon dioxide IN 2015, Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA, said during a ceremony to honour authorities, companies and individuals winning the 3rd Energy and Green Economy Award. RTA annually presents these awards to strategic partners in the government sector, clients such as suppliers, contractors and consultants in addition to its sectors, agencies and employees. The ...  >>MORE

Green Economy Report shares best practices of UAE policies

Posted on 05/04/2016

In the presence of Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE), MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa), and Chairman of the World Green Economy Summit (WGES), Dewa organised, in collaboration with Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence (DCCE) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), a ceremony to honour organisations and departments that contributed to achieving and sponsoring the State of Green Economy Report 2016, at Raffles ...  >>MORE

UAE launches collaborative National Report of Green Economy aiming at shifting towards a sustainable and low-carbon economy

Posted on 19/01/2016

Dr. Rashid Ahmed Bin Fahad, Minister of Environment and Water, has launched the second edition of the UAE State of Green Economy Report, during the Ministry's participation in Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) which is taking place from January 18 to 21, 2016 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). The participation comes in line with the UAE's efforts towards adoption of the Green Economy approach as one of the key pillars of sustainable development, following the UAE Green Growth ...  >>MORE

UAE discusses green growth development and implementation with global partners

Posted on 20/11/2015

SEOUL: The UAE participated in the 8th Council meeting and 4th Assembly of the Global Green Growth Institute, GGGI, this week in Seoul, Korea. The sessions were chaired by Dr. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Former President of the Republic of Indonesia, GGGI Council Chair and President of the Assembly, and were attended by ministers and senior officials from GGGI's member states. During the meetings, participants discussed ways to leverage international partnerships to support the development and ...  >>MORE

‘Green Deal’ adds momentum to Dubai’s green economy drive

Posted on 30/06/2015

The Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai in collaboration with the Dubai Green Economy Partnership (Dubai GEP) and Dubai Investment Development Agency (Dubai FDI), an agency of DED, launched ‘Green Deal', the region's first crowd sourcing platform entirely focused on verifiable green initiatives. The announcement was made by Sami Al Qamzi, Director General of DED; Ahmed Buti Al Muhairbi, Chairman of DGEP, and Secretary General of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy; Fahad Al ...  >>MORE

Innovation at forefront of Dubai's Green Economy goals

Posted on 09/06/2015

The latest Green Leadership Series event, organised by Dubai Green Economy Partnership, DGEP, and EnPark, a member of TECOM Investments, has highlighted the role of innovation in the Green Economy. The event focused on innovation aimed at inspiring the green economy market to invest in the latest clean technologies and innovative business practices and government policies. Delegates from the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, Dubai Municipality, ABB and other organisations presented ...  >>MORE

Dubai Taxi launches Carbon Landscaping initiative in support of Green Economy

Posted on 05/06/2015

The Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) at the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched an initiative billed as ‘Carbon Landscaping' as part of its endeavours to propel the Green Economy drive through increasing the greenery and minimizing desertification in collaboration with a host of entities and local government entities. Marking the event, Mohammed Yousef Saleh, Director of DTC Corporate Affairs said, "The initial phase of the initiative included planting of 100 Ghaf trees against each ...  >>MORE

Dubai GEP and San Diego-based Cleantech to foster innovative green technologies

Posted on 29/05/2015

The Dubai Green Economy Partnership (Dubai GEP) has met with Cleantech San Diego in California with the aim of promoting the adoption of green technologies, products and services worldwide. The future partnership will also lead to accelerated trade and investment in innovative green technologies regionally and internationally, and particularly in the UAE where 2015 has been announced as the Year of Innovation. The meeting was held when a delegation from Dubai Green Economy Partnership ...  >>MORE

Dubai Green Economy Partnership unveils green strategy to support Dubai Plan 2021

Posted on 06/05/2015

The Dubai Green Economy Partnership (Dubai GEP), launched by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, has unveiled a comprehensive strategy to strengthen Dubai's shift towards a green economy. The strategy is led by partnerships and innovative clean technologies centred on innovation, development and smart technologies that support the Dubai Plan 2021. The Dubai Green Economy Partnership stimulates the growth of a ...  >>MORE

Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum unveils State of Green Economy Report 2016 at Expo Milan

Posted on 03/05/2015

MILAN: H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and of the Dubai Expo 2020 Higher Committee, has unveiled the Green Economy Status Report 2016 at the UAE Pavilion in Expo Milan 2015, whose theme is ‘Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.' The ceremony was attended by Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority, Dr Sultan Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and Chairman of Masdar, Mohammed Ibrahim Al ...  >>MORE

Second World Green Economy Summit 2015 launches

Posted on 23/04/2015

Under H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Supreme Council of Energy, the second edition of the World Green Economy Summit (WGES) launched yesterday with over 2000 participants from 40 countries. The Summit is held from 22-23 April at Sheikh Maktoum Hall at the World Trade and Exhibition Centre in Dubai. The event is being held under the patronage of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The Summit was ...  >>MORE

WGES 2015: a platform for the green economy

Posted on 17/04/2015

Sustainability is one of the main objectives of the second World Green Economy Summit, WGES 2015, a platform for discussing and striking global partnerships that help accelerate the shift towards a green economy, to be held on 22nd and 23rd April at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. WGES is held under the patronage of Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and under the umbrella of the Dubai ...  >>MORE

UAE to host 6th Green Economy Annual Conference

Posted on 14/04/2015

The Ministry of Environment and Water, in cooperation with the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative, UNEP FI, is organising the 6th edition of the Green Economy Annual Conference under the title, ‘National Round-table of Financing and Investing in Green Economy Projects' which will be held next month in Dubai. The conference forms part of the UAE's preparations for hosting the Global Round-table under the theme, ‘Islamic Finance within the context of Green Economy and ...  >>MORE

WGES 2015 strengthens Dubai’s position as green economy hub

Posted on 06/02/2015

The 2nd World Green Economy Summit (WGES) will take place on 22-23 April 2015 at the Dubai International Exhibition and Convention Centre under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. WGES 2015 is hosted by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) under the umbrella of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy in collaboration with World Climate Ltd. Held under the theme ‘Global Partnerships, Sustainable ...  >>MORE

Hamdan bin Mubarak launches "Green Economy - Innovation and Sustainability" Award

Posted on 04/02/2015

ABU DHABI, 3rd February, 2015 (WAM) -- In celebration of the 18th National Environment Day, and in implementation of the objectives of the national initiatives launched by the UAE leadership, to build a competitive, knowledge-based, green, and sustainable economy, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, has launched the Green Economy - Innovation and Sustainability Award. Sheikh Hamdan said that the leadership is harnessing all its ...  >>MORE

UAE launches first State of Green Economy Report

Posted on 20/01/2015

Dr. Rashid Ahmed bin Fahad, Minister of Environment and Water, on Monday launched the first UAE State of Green Economy Report, which seeks to help the country make solid advances towards a green economy, by providing the public with a clear overview of the government's plan and diverse public and private efforts, as well as benchmarking the country's current standing During a launch ceremony on the side-lines of World Future Energy Summit (WFES 2015), the minister said the report was the fruit ...  >>MORE

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