We are in the process of developing and improving our website, and we invite you to participate in our brief survey to measure the level of your satisfaction
Satisfaction Survey For UAE Interact Website
رغبة منا بالتعرف على مستوى رضاكم عن موقعنا وبهدف تطويره وتحسينه، فقد قمنا بتصميم استبيان سريع لقياس مدى الرضا عن موقع دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة روعي في تصميم الاستبيان أن يكون قصيرا وسريعا كي لا نطيل عليكم، وعليه نرجو منكم التكرم باستكماله عن طريق الرابط التالي
استبيان رضا المتعاملين عن موقع دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة

THE COUNTRY & THE ENVIRONMENT - ENVIRONMENT

Online interactive atlas launched

Posted on 06/06/2012

Abu Dhabi Information on Abu Dhabi's environmental heritage is just a click away for nature-loving pupils in the emirate — helping them to experience and learn about nature in an entertaining manner. The Environment Agency — Abu Dhabi (EAD) on Tuesday launched an online interactive version of the popular Environmental Atlas of Abu Dhabi Emirate that was unveiled at the Eye on Earth Summit held in Abu Dhabi in December 2011. The Interactive Atlas is an online resource that takes the user ...  >>MORE

UAE echoes the green call

Posted on 05/06/2012

The UAE will join the World Environment Day celebrations today with a host of activities in an effort to make a cleaner, sustainable place to live in. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the programme as the theme is 'Green Economy: Does it include you?'. The Emirates Marine Environmental Group (EMEG) will host a beach cleanup and a recycled raft competition on Friday as part of its environment day celebrations. Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA) will host events at the Dubai Mall ...  >>MORE

Eye on Earth on the Road to Rio+20

Posted on 03/06/2012

The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) through the Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI), prepares to showcase the outcomes from the recent Eye on Earth Summit in December at the United Nations Conference on Sustainability Development (UNCSD) Rio+20 in June 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The outcomes are yet another example of how the UAE is facilitating the dialogue and supporting action oriented innovations that lead to a sustainable economy, environment and society. ...  >>MORE

DM brings home international green award

Posted on 26/05/2012

Dubai Municipality has secured yet another green award for its constant efforts for sustainable use of natural recourses and environment friendly management of wastes. The Dubai Central Laboratory has brought home National Energy Globe Award for the year 2011 which is established by Energy Globe a renowned international organization headquartered in Austria, announced Eng. Hawwa Abdulla Al Bastaki, Director, Dubai Central Laboratory. The research under the title "Assessing recyclable ...  >>MORE

EAD launches online interactive version of its popular environmental Atlas of Abu Dhabi Emirate

Posted on 23/05/2012

The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) launched, an online interactive version of the popular Environmental Atlas of Abu Dhabi Emirate that was announced at the Eye on Earth Summit held in Abu Dhabi in December 2011. Developed as part of the Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI), the Interactive Atlas is an online resource that immerses the user into the environmental heritage of Abu Dhabi Emirate highlighting along the way the profound influences on the past, present and ...  >>MORE

UAE students urged to embrace clean technology

Posted on 17/05/2012

Students are being encouraged by senior UAE officials to embrace ecological, sustainable technology. Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, shared the sentiment with students during a recent visit showcasing electric and solar-powered cars at the Higher College of Technology in Abu Dhabi. With the help of S.S. Lootah Group, Sheikh Nahyan launched a ‘Green Car Campaign' as part of the bid to introduce the technology behind green cars to ...  >>MORE

Emiratis encouraged to trek, study environment

Posted on 09/05/2012

Ahead of the next Gulf for Good challenge, the ‘Transylvanian Trek', Emirati environmentalists are urging fellow Emiratis to take up environmental challenges. Sheikh Abdul Aziz Bin Ali Al Nuaimi, known as the Green Sheikh of the UAE, has encouraged Emiratis to participate in such causes. The green ambassador from the ruling family of Ajman told Gulf News, "This encouragement is needed due to the future challenges of resources. We live on the same planet; we should act towards a similar ...  >>MORE

Geographical coverage of EAD's Air Quality Monitoring Network to be expanded

Posted on 06/05/2012

The geographical coverage of the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) air quality network is to be expanded, as well as the number of parameters that are used to measure. In 2007, EAD established an ambient air quality network consisting of 10 fixed and 2 mobile stations covering air quality, meteorological and noise measurements. The purpose of EAD's air quality monitoring network is to provide accurate, live data on air quality in order to identify eventual degradation in air quality that ...  >>MORE

Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi celebrates 15th year anniversary

Posted on 03/05/2012

The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) will be focusing on three immediate priorities including monitoring the state of air quality and marine water as well as assessing the health of Abu Dhabi Emirate's terrestrial biodiversity in addition to enhancing its regulatory role through the implementation of the Environment 2030 Vision. This was announced by Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak, Secretary General of EAD, at a dinner held in honour of EAD's partners and to commemorate 15 years since the ...  >>MORE

New agency aims to make life green and sustainable

Posted on 03/05/2012

A new one-stop shopping agency in Dubai is now open to help consumers and corporations make more informed decisions on how to reduce the impact of human activity on the environment. The Change Initiative, located next to Ibis Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road in Al Barsha, was officially opened on Tuesday by Sheikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation and Chairman and CEO of Emirates airline and Group. Gundeep Singh, founder and CEO of the Change Initiative, said the new ...  >>MORE

Hundreds walk with green message

Posted on 23/04/2012

Around 600 people took part in a 3-km walkathon in Sharjah on Sunday and took a pledge to conserve the environment. The participants included families of different nationalities along with children. The residents congregated at Al Majaz area at 4.30pm and started the mass walk from Al Noor Mosque area, proceeding through Buhaira Corniche on the new synthetic jogging track made from 100 per cent recycled tyres and ended at 8.30pm at the new Al Majaz Park Waterfront. The environmental ...  >>MORE

EAD to undertake comprehensive assessment and monitoring of Jebel Hafit

Posted on 15/04/2012

The only mountain in the Abu Dhabi emirate Jebel Hafit being home to some of the most threatened wildlife as well as one of the United Arab Emirate's rarest plants, the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) has announced that it will undertake a comprehensive assessment and monitoring programme of the mountain in 2012. Jebel Hafit, located south of Al Ain and straddling the border between the UAE and the Sultanate of Oman, is considered one of the most important areas in the Emirate of Abu ...  >>MORE

EAD to collect detailed inventory of Abu Dhabi Emirate's Terrestrial Biodiversity

Posted on 10/04/2012

In order to update previous information collected and to have a more detailed and comprehensive inventory of the Emirate's terrestrial biodiversity and ecosystems, the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) has embarked on research that will begin in the Western Region of Abu Dhabi Emirate and eventually cover the entire Emirate of Abu Dhabi. EAD announced yesterday efforts to systematically collect information about the Emirate of Abu Dhabi's terrestrial biodiversity and ecosystems. EAD has ...  >>MORE

Cement plants to review environmental impact

Posted on 10/04/2012

Cement factories face permanent closure if they fail to meet the new green measures announced by the Ministry of Environment and Water. In an advisory issued earlier this week by Dr Rashid Ahmad Bin Fahd, Minister of Environment and Water, cement companies were warned that a temporary three-month closure may be issued to the 11 existing factories in the country if facilities were found in non-compliance. If problems identified in the first warning are not rectified within 90 days, the ...  >>MORE

UAEU launches cloud computing system in effort to create ‘paperless’ campus

Posted on 09/04/2012

The United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) has successfully deployed the first cloud computing system, an Arrive Systems green technology by Visionaire, Dubai's homegrown ICT and Intelligent Building Management Company. The new system architecture at UAEU is the first integrated educational system of its size in the region, equipping the campus with a reliable cloud network that promotes educational standardisation, unified communications and green technology. In a bid to keep pace with ...  >>MORE

Master plan to combat threat of water shortages in Abu Dhabi developed by EAD

Posted on 04/04/2012

The Environment Agency Abu Dhabi (EAD) said it had developed a strategic plan for the management of the Emirate's water resources to combat the threat of severe shortages in future, delegates at the Agribusiness Outlook Forum in Dubai were told yesterday. The master plan calls for the adoption of stringent eco-friendly measures to increase water production in Abu Dhabi and urges government implementation of water policies to reduce wastage, according to EAD's press release. EAD's Water ...  >>MORE

MoPW is adopting best eco-practices in federal projects: Hamdan

Posted on 02/04/2012

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Public Works, said his ministry is currently implementing modern designs of environmentally-friendly educational buildings in consistence with the highest international environmental standards through using energy-efficient lights, lighting sensors for indoor lighting control, and solar energy for outdoor lamp posts. Speaking on the occasion of the Earth Hour, Sheikh Hamdan said all these systems aim at reducing the carbon fingerprint of ...  >>MORE

DEWA announces two challenges as part of participation in Earth Hour

Posted on 28/03/2012

To encourage environmental action in all sectors of the community, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has extended its participation in Earth Hour 2012 by joining Governments, organisations and individuals from around the world in supporting the global Earth Hour campaign, I will, if you will - dare the world, save the planet. Earth Hour in Dubai is held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and the Chairman of Dubai ...  >>MORE

Fluorescent bulbs: Lighting up a greener future in UAE

Posted on 22/03/2012

Light bulbs that are not energy efficient will be banned across the country from mid-2013 as the Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (Esma) expands its range of efficiency standards to cover more electrical equipment and appliances. The move will also affect washing machines and refrigerators. The new standards will require all light bulbs sold and used in the country to be eco-friendly as per the rating system, which will be announced early next year. Only the likes ...  >>MORE

Plans in place to observe Earth Hour

Posted on 18/03/2012

For an hour on March 31, residents in the capital are being urged to switch off their lights and unplug unnecessary electric appliances to celebrate the spirit of conservation and global sustainability. The initiative, which will take place between 8.30pm and 9.30pm, is part of the Earth Hour commemoration in the capital. "Collective participation in this symbolic initiative of Earth Hour stresses the importance of conserving the environment and saving energy. It also raises awareness ...  >>MORE

Environment Minister participates in desert clean up drive in Al Ain

Posted on 08/03/2012

Dr. Rashid Ahmed bin Fahad, Minister of Environment and Water along with over 100 employee and students took part in a desert cleanup campaign in Al Ain under the guidance of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and supporting the initiative of H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister for making the desert resilient and lively. The campaign was organised by Ministry of Environment and Water in cooperation with Municipality of Al Ain, Emirates Post Group ...  >>MORE

25 sq. m. of greenery per person planned

Posted on 06/03/2012

The Abu Dhabi Municipality plans to have 25 square metres of green area per person by 2015, a senior municipality official told Khaleej Times. On the sidelines of launching the ‘32nd Plantation Week' at Khalifa Park here on Sunday, Rashid Al Falasi, Director of Parks, Garden and Recreational Section of the municipality, said the climate in the UAE is very sultry, having minimal water resources and scant precipitation. "So we need to nurture more plantations and focus on more local and ...  >>MORE

Dubai government entities to adopt strict emission quotas

Posted on 27/02/2012

The emirate's state-owned companies, ports and airports could soon adopt strict quotas for reducing carbon emissions. Saeed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE), said on Sunday that Dubai plans to step up its efforts to slash its carbon emissions, currently set at 1.5 million tonnes per year. The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence (DCCE) on Sunday signed a memorandum of understanding to develop a strategy to reduce carbon ...  >>MORE

Database to help Abu Dhabi assess emission levels

Posted on 14/02/2012

The Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi (EAD) is organising a workshop to familiarise entities concerned with greenhouse gas emissions estimation tools and methods in line with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) guidelines. Representatives of government entities at the local and federal level responsible for overseeing key emitting sectors — namely energy, industrial processes and product use, land use, land-use change and forestry, agriculture and waste — are attending the ...  >>MORE

Ministries of Economy and Environment to roll out 3rd phase of Make UAE Plastic Bags Free drive

Posted on 13/02/2012

Ministry of Environment and Water and Ministry of Economy are gearing up for rolling out the third phase of the nation-wide initiative "UAE Free of Plastic Bags' for maintaining natural resources and achieving the environmental security. The two ministries held a meeting to discuss arrangements for launching the third phase which focuses on cutting down the usage of non-biodegradable plastic bags. The third phase, which runs until the year-end, aims to educate the community about ...  >>MORE

UAE is the cleanest country in the GCC

Posted on 12/02/2012

The UAE has the cleanest environment in the GCC and it achieved this status within a short period of time, according to the World Environmental Performance Index (EPI) released recently. The biennial survey, carried out by the prestigious Yale University in collaboration with Columbia University, ranks countries from across the world based on 22 performance indicators in ten policy categories. This year, only 132 countries made the cut, with Switzerland topping the chart, followed by ...  >>MORE

Khalifa calls for greater desert conservation efforts

Posted on 05/02/2012

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan stressed that the National Environment Day is an important annual occasion for the UAE leadership. Sheikh Khalifa said the slogan, ‘The desert throbs with life', for this day rings true with regard to the activities of Environment Day. He added that developing the desert is a major component of the Vision of the Emirates 2021 and the federal government's strategy, and a vital and essential part of the UAE's heritage, culture and ...  >>MORE

Sharjah Ruler urges community forces to engage in plantation drive

Posted on 05/02/2012

H. H. Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council member and Ruler of Sharjah, said yesterday his participation along with a group of young men and women in planting trees at mountains near Hilu Valley was a direct implementation of instructions given by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan for conservation of the environment and environmental rebalancing of deserts in the UAE. 'We want you today to prove your ability in doing your national duty towards the ...  >>MORE

Dubai Women's Development Society to launch world's first female eco-charter

Posted on 29/01/2012

Dubai Women's Development Society (DWDS) will launch on 4th February the world first-ever women environmental charter of honour to mark the UAE's 15th Environment Day being held this year under the patronage of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan under the theme 'Desert Pulses with Life'. Sheikha Amina bint Humaid Al Tayer, Chairperson of DWDS, said the charter, which was raised to the Mother of the Nation, H.H. Sheikha Fatima bin Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid launches UAE Strategy for Green Development

Posted on 16/01/2012

Vice-President, Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum announced yesterday the launch of a long term national initiative to build green economy in the UAE under the slogan: "A green economy for sustainable development ". Through this initiative, the UAE aims to become one of the world leaders in this area as well as a centre for the export and re-export of green products and technologies, and to maintain a sustainable environment to ...  >>MORE

Sewer Pipe leakage did not cause any environmental effect in Abu Dhabi, says EAD

Posted on 11/01/2012

The Environment Agency- Abu Dhabi (EAD), said in a statement yesterday that the results of laboratory analysis of water samples collected from the sea regarding the spill of sewage in some areas within the island of Abu Dhabi, show the leakage has been brought under control. It added that the incident did not cause any environmental effect in the area. The EAD has been stepping up efforts to assess the environmental situation and reduce possible adverse effects of this incident. The ...  >>MORE

EEG partners with Al Hilal Bank in Tree Planting Programme

Posted on 03/01/2012

The Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) ushered in the New Year on a green note by entering into a Cooperation Agreement with Al Hilal Bank, one of the UAE's leading Islamic banks, for a year-round Tree Planting Programme in the country. The main objective of the partnership between EEG and Al Hilal Bank is to instil a sense of environmental awareness and responsibility amongst the children in the UAE. The initiative, which will tap existing and new customers of Al Hilal Bank, is part of EEG's ...  >>MORE

Right mix of green and experienced

Posted on 25/12/2011

With two decades of green experience, Habiba Al Marashi may be the UAE environmental movement's most recognisable figure. In 1991, Mrs Al Marashi witnessed the birth of the Emirates Environmental Group (Eeg), the country's oldest and most-established formal green organisation. She has been its chairwoman since 1995. The roots of her involvement with environmental issues are deep, going back to her mother, Sakina, who is now 72. One lesson for Habiba and her nine siblings was the importance ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi eco-atlas released

Posted on 15/12/2011

The Environment Agency — Abu Dhabi (EAD) launched on Wednesday the Environmental Atlas of Abu Dhabi Emirate at the Eye on Earth Abu Dhabi 2011 Summit. The atlas is a 200-page full colour book that highlights the unique natural heritage of Abu Dhabi, presenting facts interwoven with stories, case studies, illustrative figures, anecdotes, photographs and thematic maps. The summit is a global meeting, focused on the critical issue of greater access to environmental and societal information ...  >>MORE

Interactive eco atlas of Abu Dhabi developed

Posted on 12/12/2011

CorpStation (http://www.corpstation.com), the Dubai-based marketing agency, developed the interactive version of the Environmental Atlas of Abu Dhabi Emirate, which has been commissioned by the Environment Agency — Abu Dhabi (EAD) and the Abu Dhabi Government Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI). This comprehensive dynamic website includes high quality diagrams, photography and illustration. The project will ...  >>MORE

Carbon footprint cut at 60% of capital's hotels

Posted on 08/12/2011

As many as 60 per cent of hotels in Abu Dhabi have implemented measures to cut their carbon footprints, an official said yesterday. Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak, secretary general of the Abu Dhabi Environment Agency, said sustainability in the emirate's hospitality sector was the key to making Abu Dhabi more sustainable and better able to combat climate change. She said a majority of hotels contacted in a recent survey by the EAD reported that they had installed energy-saving systems, while ...  >>MORE

UAE pushes for action on emissions

Posted on 28/11/2011

The UAE is preparing to go it alone in the fight against climate change as hopes dim for an international treaty to curb carbon emissions. UN-sponsored negotiations began yesterday in Durban, South Africa over the future of the Kyoto Protocol, the agreement among industrialised and transitioning nations to cap greenhouse gas emissions that expires next year. But prospects for a binding agreement to limit the world's temperature rise to 2°C look bleak, with key nations already saying they ...  >>MORE

EAD and Shell Abu Dhabi to bring Enviro-Spellathon to children in UAE

Posted on 27/11/2011

The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) and Shell Abu Dhabi renewed their partnership on Thursday, which will help to continue to bring the award-winning Enviro-Spellathon to schools and students across Abu Dhabi emirate. The Enviro-Spellathon is an award-winning annual environmental education programme that has been running in Abu Dhabi schools since 2001, in collaboration with the Emirates Wildlife Society in association with the World Wide Fund for Nature (EWS-WWF) and with support from ...  >>MORE

Environment Agency Abu Dhabi calls on to support paperless Day

Posted on 23/11/2011

As part of Paperless Day tomorrow (November 23) more than 150,000 individuals and organisations have already pledged to reduce their reliance on paper at home and in the office. The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) has called on businesses, government department, institutions and individuals to cease all unnecessary use of paper today. This will help save hundreds of kilogrammes in carbon emissions from being released into our atmosphere. The number of participants in this year's ...  >>MORE

Dead fishes wash ashore along Hamriya Port

Posted on 13/11/2011

A large number of dead fish of different varieties have washed ashore along the Al Hamriya Port in Dubai of late. The locally known varieties like Al Qarfa, Al Dardaman and Al Jad washed ashore were spotted by inspectors of the Marine Environment and Wildlife Section, Environment Department of the Dubai Municipality, during a routine inspection visit they conducted on the coastal activities and facilities in the emirate. The municipality warned fishermen and others against practices which ...  >>MORE

Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi to celebrate Paperless Day on Nov. 23

Posted on 10/11/2011

The Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi (EAD) is organising Paperless Day for the fourth time on 23rd of this month and has urged public interested to register online. At the heart of the campaign is the Paperless Day website, where participants can register their intent to partake in Paperless Day 2011, gain tips for paper reduction through a variety of toolkits, and also add in their paper savings (which are automatically translated into savings of Carbon dioxide, a Greenhouse gas contributing to ...  >>MORE

Page: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24

RETURN TO TOP | WAM UP TO THE MINUTE NEWS

Quick List

Online interactive atlas launched


UAE echoes the green call


Eye on Earth on the Road to Rio+20


DM brings home international green award


EAD launches online interactive version of its popular environmental Atlas of Abu Dhabi Emirate


UAE students urged to embrace clean technology


Emiratis encouraged to trek, study environment


Geographical coverage of EAD's Air Quality Monitoring Network to be expanded


Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi celebrates 15th year anniversary


New agency aims to make life green and sustainable


Hundreds walk with green message


EAD to undertake comprehensive assessment and monitoring of Jebel Hafit


EAD to collect detailed inventory of Abu Dhabi Emirate's Terrestrial Biodiversity


Cement plants to review environmental impact


UAEU launches cloud computing system in effort to create ‘paperless’ campus


Master plan to combat threat of water shortages in Abu Dhabi developed by EAD


MoPW is adopting best eco-practices in federal projects: Hamdan


DEWA announces two challenges as part of participation in Earth Hour


Fluorescent bulbs: Lighting up a greener future in UAE


Plans in place to observe Earth Hour


Environment Minister participates in desert clean up drive in Al Ain


25 sq. m. of greenery per person planned


Dubai government entities to adopt strict emission quotas


Database to help Abu Dhabi assess emission levels


Ministries of Economy and Environment to roll out 3rd phase of Make UAE Plastic Bags Free drive


UAE is the cleanest country in the GCC


Khalifa calls for greater desert conservation efforts


Sharjah Ruler urges community forces to engage in plantation drive


Dubai Women's Development Society to launch world's first female eco-charter


Mohammed bin Rashid launches UAE Strategy for Green Development


Sewer Pipe leakage did not cause any environmental effect in Abu Dhabi, says EAD


EEG partners with Al Hilal Bank in Tree Planting Programme


Right mix of green and experienced


Abu Dhabi eco-atlas released


Interactive eco atlas of Abu Dhabi developed


Carbon footprint cut at 60% of capital's hotels


UAE pushes for action on emissions


EAD and Shell Abu Dhabi to bring Enviro-Spellathon to children in UAE


Environment Agency Abu Dhabi calls on to support paperless Day


Dead fishes wash ashore along Hamriya Port


Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi to celebrate Paperless Day on Nov. 23