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THE COUNTRY & THE ENVIRONMENT - ENVIRONMENT

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

Sharjah launches green awareness drive

Posted on 10/10/2011

Sharjah Municipality has launched a month-long campaign to raise public awareness about the health concerns and environmental dangers of using plastic bags and non-biodegradable products. Sultan Abdullah Al Mualla, Director General of Sharjah Municipality, said that the campaign will include a series of activities which include lectures in schools, universities, trade centres and other public places. Media campaign "The municipality will distribute brochures to people and in shops, as well ...  >>MORE

EAD launches new documentary series covering critical environmental issues

Posted on 03/10/2011

The Environment Agency — Abu Dhabi (EAD) has launched a major new documentary series this week, entitled "The Environment Show with Ask Ali.” The unique series about the UAE -made in the UAE, for the UAE - will be showcased at the newly created Eco-Cinema at the "Bu Tinah Experience” dome located at the Abu Dhabi Corniche. Each episode of the series will cover critical environmental issues of relevance to the UAE and will be launched to the public in a series of movie premieres held at the ...  >>MORE

Deadline set to go green in UAE

Posted on 02/10/2011

In a major step to boost the protection of the country's environment and stop the use of harmful material, manufacturers of plastic bags will have until the end of the year to register their products as biodegradable, according to a deadline set by the Ministry of Environment and Water. An ingredient which can be added to the plastic bag production line has been approved by the ministry and is now widely available on the market, said Dr Mariam Al Shenasi, executive director at the ministry. ...  >>MORE

UAE Minister of Environment launches Dh1 million Emirates Appreciation Prize for Environment

Posted on 18/09/2011

In line with the directives laid down by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the UAE Minister of Environment and Water, Dr. Rashid Ahmed bin Fahd, in co-operation with the Higher Committee of the Zayed International Prize for the Environment, announced the establishment of the Emirates Appreciation Prize for the Environment. The Award, which is worth Dh1 million in prize money, has been established with the aim ...  >>MORE

UAE outlines importance of Carbon Capture and Storage Projects to be brought under CDM

Posted on 08/09/2011

Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Special Envoy for Energy and Climate Change and Chief Executive Officer of Masdar, yesterday outlined a robust set of modalities and procedures that will explicitly indicate how carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects can be incorporated under the existing rules of the clean development mechanism (CDM). In his opening remarks at the two-day ‘Workshop on Modalities and Procedures for CCS under the CDM' in Abu Dhabi, Dr. Sultan Al Jaber said such procedures will ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi to host United Nations' meeting on Carbon Capture and Sequestration

Posted on 06/09/2011

Abu Dhabi will host a workshop on the modalities and procedures of including carbon capture and storage in the Clean Development Mechanism organised by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat from 7 to 8 September 2011. Delegates from 64 countries have been invited to Abu Dhabi for the workshop, titled "Technical workshop on modalities and procedures for CCS in geological formations as CDM project activities". The event will be held in Abu Dhabi. The ...  >>MORE

Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi urges developers to protect the mangrove tree

Posted on 03/08/2011

As part of its mandate to conserve and protect biodiversity, the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) is urging developers to remember their responsibility to protect the Mangrove tree. On the occasion of Mangrove Action Day, which the international community recently observed, EAD is promoting the importance of this unique tree species in reducing climate change, acting as a buffer against extreme weather events and as a nursery to the emirate's fish stocks. Mangroves are a natural habitat ...  >>MORE

'Sustainable Lifestyles Tool Kit' helps EAD Staff 'Walk the Talk'

Posted on 12/07/2011

In line with its commitment to raise awareness about environmental issues and lead by example, the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) has distributed an innovative 'Sustainable Lifestyles Tool Kit' to its employees. The Kit is designed to help employees reduce their own ecological footprint at home and at work. The Kit contains a unique towel to help employees wash their cars using the barest minimum of water. The towel, which is made of a natural organic material, is durable and can be ...  >>MORE

Big Mac cooking oil will be converted into biofuel

Posted on 04/07/2011

The Dubai government has launched a clean-technology venture in which waste cooking oil will be converted into eco-friendly fuel. The biodiesel will be used by fast food giant McDonalds to operate its delivery trucks. The announcement came Sunday at a meeting of Dubai FDI, the foreign investment promotion arm of the Department of Economic Development, and will see new Dubai-based company Neutral Fuels and McDonald's UAE working in partnership. Vegetable oil will be collected from McDonald's ...  >>MORE

Government entities approve plan to collect greenhouse gas emissions data

Posted on 04/07/2011

The Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi (EAD) hosted a major workshop as a first step in a new government initiative to collect greenhouse gas emissions data in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The workshop gathered representatives from the various government agencies responsible for overseeing the major sectors responsible for emissions in the Emirate. These sectors are energy, agriculture, land use and forestry, industrial processes and product use and waste. Representatives were gathered in order to ...  >>MORE

Al Bandar Marina to receive Blue Flag Certification

Posted on 28/06/2011

Al Bandar Marina, a new Marina at the heart of the Al Bandar residential community in Abu Dhabi, has been awarded the Gulf region's first Blue Flag certification, a volunteer eco-label administered by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) for marinas and beaches around the world that works towards sustainable development. Al Bandar Marina is a state of the art marina located within the Al Bandar residential community at Al Raha Beach which was delivered last year. Open to residents ...  >>MORE

IUCN and the Environment Agency, Abu Dhabi announce the signing of a new Framework Agreement

Posted on 19/06/2011

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Environment Agency- Abu Dhabi (EAD) signed on Wednesday (15 June 2011) a four-year Framework Agreement in support of the IUCN Programme as well as a Memorandum of Understanding to support the implementation of the Strategic Plan of IUCN's Species Survival Commission. A signing ceremony took place at IUCN Headquarters in Switzerland between Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak, Secretary General of EAD and Julia Marton-Lefevre, Director ...  >>MORE

Transforming plastic bottles into polyester fabric

Posted on 19/06/2011

A clothing manufacturer who relies on discarded plastic bottles for his fabric is hopeful that Dubai's addiction to bottled water could help him set up roots in the UAE. It takes about three bottles to make a T-shirt or up to 65 bottles to make a waterproof jacket, according to Kris Barber, director of Dgrade clothing line. Plastic bottles are made of polyethylene (PET), a form of polyester that is mostly associated with a fabric used in clothing and interiors. However both are actually ...  >>MORE

'Eye on Earth' to boost data on ecology

Posted on 12/06/2011

The first ‘Eye on Earth Summit' in the capital later this year is expected to enhance access to environmental and societal data. Abu Dhabi will host the first ‘Eye on Earth Summit' from December 12 to 15, in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), according to a statement issued by Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi. Over the past 10 years, Abu Dhabi has undertaken to develop thought and practice leadership in the field of environmental data, it said. In 2002, at the ...  >>MORE

First made-in-the-UAE solar-powered car unveiled

Posted on 09/06/2011

The first made-in-the-UAE solar-powered car was unveiled on Sunday night to celebrate World Environment Day. Capable of travelling at a speed of 45km per hour, the car was designed by the Lootah Technical Centre in Dubai and put on show at celebratory event held with the Minister of Environment and Water, Rashid Bin Fahd. "We want to generate excitement about solar cars. This is a zero footprint, zero emissions car that can sustain itself with no battery," said Denis Lefrancois, general ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi to host first Eye on Earth Summit in December

Posted on 08/06/2011

Abu Dhabi will host the first Eye on Earth Summit this December in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The summit will focus on the issue of greater access to environmental and societal data. Over the past ten years, Abu Dhabi has undertaken to develop thought and practice leadership in the field of environmental data. In 2002, at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, Abu Dhabi launched, under the guidance and patronage of His Highness ...  >>MORE

Masdar marks World Environment Day

Posted on 07/06/2011

Masdar reiterated its commitment to sustainable forest management and preservation of natural resources to mark World Environment Day 2011 that is themed ‘Forests: Nature at our service'. Marking the occasion, Masdar's sustainability team launched an awareness programme targeting its employees, encouraging them to continue adopting the spirit behind the company's timber policy that is well-grounded in rigorous audits to ensure strict compliance. The Sustainability arm of the company also ...  >>MORE

Dubai Municipality joins World Environment Day celebration

Posted on 06/06/2011

Eng. Hussein Nasser Lootah Director General of Dubai Municipality on Sunday inaugurated the celebration of World Environment Day 2011 in Mushrif Park. As part of the festivity, 150 Ghaf trees were planted in the park with the initiative of Environmental Centre for Arab Towns and Panasonic Middle East Co. Lootah, said that the Municipality is keen to participate in the celebration of World Environment Day, which is observed by the international community believing in the importance of ...  >>MORE

Forests in UAE absorbed about 16 Mt of carbon dioxide in 2010: Bin Fahad

Posted on 05/06/2011

Gross areas occupied by trees in the UAE rose to 337,000 hectares thanks to the proper attention and support given by the government to the plantation, sustainable development and biodiversity, Dr. Rashid Ahmed bin Fahad, Minister of Environment and Water, said. Speaking on the occasion of the World Environment Day under the theme "Forests: Nature at Your Service", the minister said the FAO Global Forest Resources Assessment 2011 says forests in the UAE absorbed about 16 Mt of carbon dioxide ...  >>MORE

Department of Economic Development issues report on World Environment Day

Posted on 05/06/2011

The world celebrates each year on the fifth of June the "World Environment Day"; the celebration of this important event dates back to the year 1972 which marked the Declaration of the General Assembly of the United Nations, on the sidelines of the Stockholm United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, that led to the establishment of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) - in December of the same year. The Declaration set had (UNEP) as the principal organ of the international ...  >>MORE

80 schools in capital receive grants of up to Dh10,000 for Eco Club

Posted on 30/05/2011

The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) and the Emirates Foundation for Philanthropy announced that 80 schools in Abu Dhabi Emirate have been awarded financial grants for their Eco club. The grants, ranging between Dhs3000-10,000 each, will go towards the establishment and management of these clubs. Establishing successful Eco-clubs is one of the four Sustainable Schools Initiative (SSI) components. It empowers students to reach out to their parents and neighbourhood about environmental ...  >>MORE

UAE finalises systems in making plastic bags biodegradable by 2013

Posted on 15/05/2011

The UAE has finalised the systems and processes in making plastic bags in the country biodegradable over the next two years. All providers and suppliers of Oxo-Biodegradable additives - ingredients that will enable plastic bags to degrade quickly - need to be verified and approved by ESMA before they can deal with plastic manufacturers and traders, according to a senior government official. This is in line with the decision of Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (ESMA), ...  >>MORE

Teaching others how to save our environment

Posted on 24/04/2011

An Emirati has stopped using plastic bags soon after coming back from an expedition to Antarctica. "I had been thinking of abandoning plastic bags following a Gulf News report on plastic bags causing death of camels. The presentations made by the climate change experts who showed how plastic bags were killing marine creatures, reminded me of the death of camels in the deserts and prompted me to take a decision," Taryam Al Subeihi, corporate communications manager of Etihad Airways, told Gulf ...  >>MORE

Environment Competition entries to be showcased in special Abu Dhabi Corniche Exhibition

Posted on 20/04/2011

The 'Environment Agency- Abu Dhabi's (EAD) will be hosting a special Annual Environment Competition Exhibition on the Abu Dhabi Corniche tomorrow. The exhibition, which showcases submissions from young people representing over 350 schools and 23 universities across the country, is open to the public and will display over 400 entries across eleven various categories. Developed by EAD in 2001, the Annual Environment Competition , which is sponsored by Shell, aims to motivate students to ...  >>MORE

Green Mosques project to help save Dh6m per year

Posted on 28/03/2011

A project named ‘Green Mosques' will reduce the water and electricity consumption at 300 mosques in Dubai by 20 per cent which will in turn save Dh6 million per annum. Sheikh Abdul Aziz Bin Ali Al Nuaimi of the ruling family of Ajman, popularly known as "Green Sheikh" mentioned the project among the eco-friendly initiatives in the country in a seminar in Abu Dhabi. Speaking to Gulf News, he said, a consultant identified 300 mosques that paid Dh26 million as water and electricity charges last ...  >>MORE

Earth Hour leaves cities in dark

Posted on 27/03/2011

Businesses switched off lights and generated electricity via stationary cycles last night during a campaign aimed at increasing awareness of climate change. The effort was part of a global initiative, endorsed in the UAE by the Emirates Wildlife Society-World Wide Fund for Nature, to save energy and spread awareness about environmental issues. The foundation had asked individuals, governments and businesses to take part by turning off lights for one hour starting at 8.30pm. Businesses ...  >>MORE

Dubai Customs joins millions around the globe for 'Earth Hour' next Saturday

Posted on 24/03/2011

In compliance to the government guidance and as part of the corporate value that aims to provide a better healthy environment around the earth, Dubai Customs, on Saturday 26 March 2011, will take stand in "Earth Hour" Global environmental campaign to reduce co2 emissions. The department will turn out lights at its building from 8:30 to 9:30pm (for one hour) and will inspire its internal and external customers through the awareness campaign to rationalise power and preserve the environment. ...  >>MORE

Masdar and EAD forge partnership to advance Emirate's environmental vision

Posted on 22/03/2011

Masdar, Abu Dhabi's multi-faceted initiative advancing the development and deployment of renewable energy and clean technologies, announced it has entered into an agreement with the Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi (EAD) to build collaboration in support of Abu Dhabi's climate change and sustainable development vision and goals. The organisations will cooperate across areas of policy and regulation development, education and outreach, as well as other initiatives addressing the environmental ...  >>MORE

EAD to unveil new Online Environmental games for children

Posted on 15/03/2011

The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) will unveil its newest online environmental games for children at the 21st Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF), taking place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) from March 15-20, 2011. The 10 online games are accessible via EAD's kids' portal called Shaheen's World. Shaheen's World is a unique website of its kind in the region that targets youth aged 6-16 with fun environmental information and games. EAD developed these games with ...  >>MORE

EAD signs MoU with Dubai Municipality on Air Quality Monitoring

Posted on 28/02/2011

The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) and Dubai Municipality have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to facilitate the exchange of air quality data and help both organisations achieve common goals in the field of air quality monitoring. It will also help to provide in-depth information on air quality pollution. Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak, Secretary General of the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) and Eng. Salem Bin Mesmar, Assistant Director General of Dubai Municipality for ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi urges shoppers to stop using plastic bags

Posted on 23/02/2011

About 25,000 eco-friendly shopping bags will be distributed through participating kiosks at shopping malls and 39 supermarkets in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain this weekend, from tomorrow to Saturday. As part of the "Make UAE Plastic Bag Free" campaign there will be no non-biodegradable plastic bags at any of the 39 outlets of the five supermarkets during the "plastic bag-free weekend" declared by government agencies. The government aims to phase out the use of plastic bags nationwide by 2013. ...  >>MORE

Dubai to go green with unique natural gas plan

Posted on 23/02/2011

A unique model of pipeless natural gas fuel stations will be introduced in Dubai as part of its plans to implement a cost-effective and environment-friendly natural gas transportation solutions. Government vehicles will first switch to Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), followed by private cars in the emirate to reduce carbon emission and cut fuel costs, officials revealed on Tuesday after the Dubai Municipality (DM) unveiled its pilot project of converting five of its vehicles to use natural ...  >>MORE

Emirati siblings win Eco Diary contest

Posted on 14/02/2011

Emirati siblings Sultan, Ahmad and Dana Al Shammaa were rewarded on Sunday for adopting greener habits over five days and for keeping track of ways to reduce waste in an eco logbook provided by electronic goods manufacturer Panasonic. Panasonic and the Ministry of Education partnered last year to attract students aged between six and 12 to take part in the Eco Diary initiative. According to Anthony Peter, associate director of Panasonic Marketing Middle East, a total of 394 entries were ...  >>MORE

Giving a ghaf back to the community

Posted on 13/02/2011

A ghaf-planting programme has been launched to encourage residents to plant indigenous trees and learn more about the desert environment and how its ecosystem thrives. Goumbook.com, a regional environmental website and directory of environmentally-conscious businesses and initiatives launched "Give a Ghaf" Tree Planting Programme in partnership with Ecoventure, a field study centre for students in the Northern Emirates. The ghaf (Prosopis cineraria) was chosen to coincide with the UAE's ...  >>MORE

EAD highlights pioneering solar desalination trial at WFES

Posted on 20/01/2011

The Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi (EAD) is highlighting a pioneering experiment using cutting-edge solar technologies to desalinate water in the desert. The agency is currently testing new solar desalination techniques at 30 locations across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, as part of a trial which is thought to be the largest in the world. Solar desalination is a zero-carbon process and new technological advances in solar technology are helping to overcome previous problems such as excessive ...  >>MORE

ADMA-OPCO goes plastic bags-free

Posted on 20/01/2011

The Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA-OPCO), a member of ADNOC Group of Companies, has become the first oil and gas company in the UAE to stop using non-biodegradable plastic bags. On December 31st, 2010 the company, acting in line with its environmental conservation efforts, phased out non-biodegradable plastic bags and introduced an environmentally friendly oxo-biodegradable type. According to Chief Executive Officer Ali Rashid Al-Jarwan, a multi-faceted strategy to replace ...  >>MORE

Join UAE's battle against plastic bags

Posted on 11/01/2011

The harm that plastic bags do to the environment will be with us for hundreds of years, thousands by some estimates. Some kinds of bags take well over 400 years to biodegrade, others much longer. During this time they will kill marine and land animals that mistake them for food and be an eyesore to the natural environment, commented a UAE daily. Hundred of billions of plastic bags are used each year and their manufacture produces the carbon emissions responsible for global warming, among ...  >>MORE

UAE on track to achieve 'free of plastic bags' goal by 2013, says Minister of Environment

Posted on 10/01/2011

Dr. Rashid Ahmed Bin Fahad, UAE Minister of Environment and Water, has said the UAE is on track to achieve the goal of becoming free of plastic bags by 2013. He was speaking at the inauguration of the 10th edition of ArabPlast and Tekno/Tube 2011 at the International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Dr. Bin Fahad said: "The success of ArabPlast and TeknoTube 2011 exhibitions demonstrates the robustness of the exhibitions industry in the UAE. The UAE and the entire GCC regions are on the ...  >>MORE

Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi asks people to take some ‘green’ resolutions

Posted on 02/01/2011

The Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi (EAD) requested UAE residents to make a different New Year Resolution this year, a green one. "With the intent to signify a new beginning, people all over the world typically make resolutions, or promises to start or stop something at New Years, such as lose weight, quit smoking or get a better job. The New Year is just around the corner and the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) is calling on the community to make this year's resolutions all about ...  >>MORE

EAD urges young minds to come up with innovative ways to promote campaign for Bu Tinah to be voted as one of the world's 7 Natural Wonders

Posted on 30/12/2010

The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) is inviting students across the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to participate in its 10th Annual Environment Competition. It is the first time since its inception that the competition is open to students in every emirate. EAD is also launching a brand new website for the competition where participants can register as well as download the competition categories and guidelines. One of the aims of this year's competition is to get young people from across ...  >>MORE

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


Sharjah launches green awareness drive


EAD launches new documentary series covering critical environmental issues


Deadline set to go green in UAE


UAE Minister of Environment launches Dh1 million Emirates Appreciation Prize for Environment


UAE outlines importance of Carbon Capture and Storage Projects to be brought under CDM


Abu Dhabi to host United Nations' meeting on Carbon Capture and Sequestration


Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi urges developers to protect the mangrove tree


'Sustainable Lifestyles Tool Kit' helps EAD Staff 'Walk the Talk'


Big Mac cooking oil will be converted into biofuel


Government entities approve plan to collect greenhouse gas emissions data


Al Bandar Marina to receive Blue Flag Certification


IUCN and the Environment Agency, Abu Dhabi announce the signing of a new Framework Agreement


Transforming plastic bottles into polyester fabric


'Eye on Earth' to boost data on ecology


First made-in-the-UAE solar-powered car unveiled


Abu Dhabi to host first Eye on Earth Summit in December


Masdar marks World Environment Day


Dubai Municipality joins World Environment Day celebration


Forests in UAE absorbed about 16 Mt of carbon dioxide in 2010: Bin Fahad


Department of Economic Development issues report on World Environment Day


80 schools in capital receive grants of up to Dh10,000 for Eco Club


UAE finalises systems in making plastic bags biodegradable by 2013


Teaching others how to save our environment


Environment Competition entries to be showcased in special Abu Dhabi Corniche Exhibition


Green Mosques project to help save Dh6m per year


Earth Hour leaves cities in dark


Dubai Customs joins millions around the globe for 'Earth Hour' next Saturday


Masdar and EAD forge partnership to advance Emirate's environmental vision


EAD to unveil new Online Environmental games for children


EAD signs MoU with Dubai Municipality on Air Quality Monitoring


Abu Dhabi urges shoppers to stop using plastic bags


Dubai to go green with unique natural gas plan


Emirati siblings win Eco Diary contest


Giving a ghaf back to the community


EAD highlights pioneering solar desalination trial at WFES


ADMA-OPCO goes plastic bags-free


Join UAE's battle against plastic bags


UAE on track to achieve 'free of plastic bags' goal by 2013, says Minister of Environment


Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi asks people to take some ‘green’ resolutions


EAD urges young minds to come up with innovative ways to promote campaign for Bu Tinah to be voted as one of the world's 7 Natural Wonders