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THE COUNTRY & THE ENVIRONMENT - ENVIRONMENT

UAE to launch ecological footprint initiative

Posted on 10/10/2007

Minister of Environment and Water, Dr. Mohammed Saeed Al Kindi, yesterday hosted an "Iftar" for senior media persons in the country to brief them about the impending launch of a new initiative to measure and understand the ecological footprint of the country and to solicit support of the media for the national project. "The concept of the ecological footprint involves the study of a number of elements including the rate at which the natural resources of a country are being consumed," said Al ...  >>MORE

Environment Agency Abu Dhabi announces eco-calendar designing contest

Posted on 01/10/2007

Environment Agency, Abu Dhabi has launched a contest for designing environmental calendar for year 2008. The contest open only to students of Zayed University is themed around 'Beauty of Nature'. Each month in the year should depict a natural splendour in UAE including its wildlife and vegetation, deserts and seas, according to the announcement. (Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

Khalifa issues decree setting up energy firm

Posted on 20/09/2007

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in his capacity as Ruler of Abu Dhabi, issued a law setting up the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company with a capital of Dh10 million. Law No. 22 of 2007 sets up the Abu Dhabi Future Energy company as a private joint stock company specialised in the commercialisation of alternative energies through emissions reduction, and clean development mechanism solutions as provided by the UN agreement on climate change as explained in the Kyoto ...  >>MORE

UAE committed Ozone protection - Al Kindi

Posted on 17/09/2007

Dr. Mohammed Saeed Al Kindi, Minister of Environment and Water reiterated UAE's support and commitment to the international treaties for the protection of the environment. In a statement made to mark the International Ozone Day being celebrated tomorrow, 16th September, Al Kindi said that the ecological change is a real problem posing threat to the bio existence on the planet. He said that the UAE has given substantial importance to the issue as per directives from President. H.H. Sheikh ...  >>MORE

Programming the green drive

Posted on 02/09/2007

More than 500 second-hand computers have been handed out to needy organisations by Dubai Municipality. The initiative to recycle old computers is part of the municipality's efforts to help provide for the needy and protect the environment from dangerous waste. Since its launch in January this year, the municipality has donated 564 computers to charities in the Gulf and Northern Africa. After obtaining used, often defunct computers mainly through donations, municipality staff salvage the ...  >>MORE

Ministry to focus on rational use of natural resources

Posted on 22/08/2007

Minister for Water and Environment, Dr. Mohammed Saeed Al Kindi, yesterday unveiled a three-year plan which will focus on water desalination, environmental consciousness and developing UAE nationals' skills. The ministry's plan mirrors the UAE Strategy, launched earlier this year by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai with the blessings of President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The ministry's strategy ...  >>MORE

Importers of low quality diesel will be brought to book: FEA

Posted on 15/08/2007

The UAE environment watchdog agency will cooperate and coordinate with other competent circles in the country to formulate proper mechanisms to ban entry and use of low quality and under specification diesel, according to Dr. Salim Al Dhahiri, Director General of Federal Environment Agency (FEA). Al Dhahiri said that national oil producing, marketing and distributing companies began as of the first of July introducing the Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel (ULSD) as fuel in vehicles and industry in ...  >>MORE

Introducing green diesel to Abu Dhabi

Posted on 31/07/2007

The Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi (EAD) is chairing the Higher Steering Committee for the Introduction of Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel (ULSD) as Fuel in Vehicles and Industry. This Committee was formulated by the Abu Dhabi Executive Council (in its Decree No 5 Session 2/2006). It comprises of ADNOC Distribution, Abu Dhabi Police, TAKREER, Emirates Standardization and Metrology Agency and Department of Transportation as members. This Committee has drafted a policy and action plan to phase out the ...  >>MORE

Tecom sets up consultancy to design green buildings

Posted on 11/07/2007

Tecom Investments Energy and Environment Park (Enpark) has set up a green building consultancy, Sustainable Design Consultants (SDC) dedicated to providing building solutions in the UAE and the region. SDC offers advice on almost 70 buildings in Dubai, including the new IMPZ, DuBiotech and Dubai Studio City, which have been designed in accordance with the Leadership in Energy and Environmental (LEED) guidelines. "Sustainable Design Consultants provides not only the local experience of ...  >>MORE

Arab deserts have untapped groundwater reserves, says expert

Posted on 28/06/2007

Images from outer space reveal that the Arabian Desert may have large groundwater reserves, said an expert at the sixth community lecture organised by Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) at Emarat Atrium here yesterday. In the lecture he delivered here yesterday on Groundwater Environment in Arab Deserts, Dr. Farouk El-Baz, a veteran of the Apollo Programme, who is presently Research Professor and Director of the Centre for Remote Sensing at Boston University, said: "Space images reveal that ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi sees ‘Red Tides’

Posted on 22/06/2007

The Environment Agency Abu Dhabi (EAD) yesterday warned the public to avoid swimming at the emirate's beaches due to the presence of toxins in the water. The agency said they have conducted a study that showed an increasing occurrence of algal blooms in Abu Dhabi waters. Algal blooms, otherwise known as HABs, are caused by microscopic single-celled plants known as phytoplankton that live in the sea. Popularly known as ‘Red Tides' because they cause the sea to take on a red colour, ...  >>MORE

UAE makes great anti-desertification efforts: Al Kindi

Posted on 17/06/2007

The UAE has made remarkable achievements in greenery, agricultural development, environment conservation and the fight against desertification, according to Dr. Mohammed Saeed Al Kindi, Minister of Environment and Water. In an address to mark the World Anti-desertification Day which falls on Sunday, Dr. Al Kindi said : While the whole world celebrates this event on June 17th every year, we in the UAE remember with pride and esteem what we have done in a short span of time ........The UAE ...  >>MORE

UAE marks World Environment Day

Posted on 05/06/2007

The World Environment Day presents an opportunity for countries and institutions of the world to take a stock and rethink their policies towards the environment, said Dr. Mohammed Saeed Al Kindi, Minister of Water and Environment. In statement to mark the World Environment Day, Dr. Al Kindi said the occasion was an opportunity for societies across the world to evolve a common and sustainable approach to protect the environment. Environmental protection, he said, is not only critical to the ...  >>MORE

Environment Agency Abu Dhabi marks World Environment Day 2007

Posted on 05/06/2007

Every year, World Environment Day is celebrated on June 5. The slogan selected by the United Nations for 2007 is Melting Ice - a Hot Topic? The day will focus on the effects that climate change is having on ecosystems and communities, and the ensuing consequences around the world. "On this day, we would like to take the opportunity to remind the public that small changes in their lifestyles can make a big difference to the environment," said Majid Al Mansouri, Secretary General of ...  >>MORE

Al Kindi calls for 'Development without Pollution'

Posted on 29/05/2007

UAE Minister of Environment and Water Dr. Mohammed Saeed Al Kindi have called upon industrialists, manufacturers, the private sector and farmers to use water rationally and strive for a 'development without pollution'. In his keynote address to the 'Waste and Water Middle East Congress' opened in Dubai yesterday, the Minister asked all the various sectors contributing to the economy to go hand in hand with the Ministry to use water rationally and adopt the most efficient equipments in ...  >>MORE

Environment Agency Abu Dhabi honoured for its GIS work

Posted on 28/05/2007

The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) has been awarded the Excellence in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Implementation award at the GISWORX 2007 event in Dubai. This award is given to organizations that foster innovation and experimentation in the area of GIS implementation. EAD was honoured for the unique characteristics of its GIS implementation programmes. EAD has been using GIS extensively in the management, protection and conservation of Abu Dhabi's environment. In the year ...  >>MORE

UAE marks World Biodiversity Day

Posted on 22/05/2007

The United Arab Emirates will observe today the World Biological Diversity Day, celebrated this year under the theme 'Biodiversity and Climate Change'. In a speech delivered today to mark the occasion, Dr Mohammed Saeed Al Kindi, Minister of Environment & Water, said that the country has been able to balance its modern developmental initiatives with environment protection. "Despite the harsh climatic conditions such as scarce rains, high temperature, increasing rates of evaporation and the ...  >>MORE

EAD opens Environmental Competition Exhibition

Posted on 01/05/2007

In an effort to promote environmental appreciation and showcase the hard work of students in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) is displaying the artwork, photographs, 3-D models, posters and research papers submitted by the students during EAD's Environmental Competition for the academic year 2006/2007. The exhibition, which was inaugurated on Sunday, is open to the public and is being held in Al Nakheel Hall in the Cultural Foundation - Abu Dhabi Cultural ...  >>MORE

Eco-friendly buildings for future generations

Posted on 28/04/2007

For Dr Mohsin Aboulnaga, preserving the environment is part of his life. The former professor in architecture and sustainable design is now the driving force behind the Emirates Green Building Council (EGBC), a young initiative undertaken to advance green building principles in the UAE. The vision of the EGBC, a non-profit organisation, falls in line with that of the World Green Building Council (of which it is a member), whereby building contractors, developers, consultants and ...  >>MORE

UAE endorses MARPOL Convention

Posted on 15/04/2007

The UAE has endorsed the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL 73/78) as per the federal decree No 74 of 2006. The convention will take effect as of tomorrow, Sunday April 15th. Before the admission, Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Governmental Sector Development and Chairman of the National Authority for Communications (NAC), has instructed the Authority to take all measures needed to meet requirements of the Convention. Salim Ali Al ...  >>MORE

EAD offers 25 environmental services online

Posted on 12/04/2007

The Environment Agency- Abu Dhabi (EAD) has continued to successfully introduce eServices, bringing the total number of services it offers online to 25. Citizens, residents and visitors to the Emirate of Abu Dhabi can now benefit from an efficient single point of online access to environmental services. The online portal has been delivering convenient and speedy services and information, as well as offering transactional services. Some of the services that have been offered include ...  >>MORE

Sustainable development in 10 years, says official

Posted on 02/04/2007

The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) will help achieve full sustainable development in the next ten years, a senior official said in the agency's annual report released here yesterday. According to a bilingual annual report, which marks a decade of commitment to the environment, the activities of the agency extend far beyond the borders of Abu Dhabi emirate, reaching into three continents and covering most aspects of conservation. In his foreword in the report, Mohammad Al Bowardi, ...  >>MORE

State of environment report launched

Posted on 20/03/2007

The first State of Environment Report for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi was launched yesterday in an official ceremony held at the Emirates Palace Hotel under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD). The launching ceremony was attended by Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority, Dr Mohammed Saeed Al Kindi, Minister of Environment & Water, Sheikh Nahyan bin Hamdan bin ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi to launch 1st State of Environment Report

Posted on 19/03/2007

The first State of Environment Report for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi will be launched in an official ceremony today Monday March 19, 2007 at Emirates Palace Hotel, announced the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD). According to EAD, the report is a valuable tool that will help decision-makers analyze the latest information to assess environmental trends. The report identifies and analyzes key issues in environmental areas according to each of their Drivers, Pressures, State, Impact and ...  >>MORE

Buildings must be greener

Posted on 16/03/2007

New buildings in Dubai may soon be required to be a little more "green” as per recommendations by the emirate's power and water provider. The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has included water and power saving systems, installations and guidelines, as part of what it suggests should be Dubai's new building code. "As part of a joint ministerial committee, we suggested a number of ‘green' requirements for the building code, like energy efficiency and efficiency improvement,” ...  >>MORE

Lebanese magazine praises UAE environmental growth

Posted on 07/03/2007

The Lebanese magazine 'Environment and Development' praised the growth witnessed in the UAE. In a six pages story titled 'Winds of renewal energy blows from Abu Dhabi', the magazine published in this month's edition an interrogation about the environmental conference held last month in Abu Dhabi, which concentrated on the issue of renewal energy in arid areas. It also published an inquiry about the possibilities of renewal energy exploitation, especially winds, in Arab countries. ...  >>MORE

Scientist sets sights on UAE to save planet

Posted on 07/03/2007

Scientist from Australia has a theory to save the planet from global warming by making the ocean bloom with microscopic plants that can absorb carbon dioxide. He has set his sights on the UAE as a base for his project. Phytoplankton, tiny plants that live in the sea for fish to feed on, could be the answer to global warming according to Professor Ian Jones, an ocean engineer from the University of Sydney. His theory was recently the focus of a television documentary series on the BBC called ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi to celebrate green fingers at 27th Tree Planting Week

Posted on 04/03/2007

The 27th Tree Planting Week, a UAE event celebrated nation-wide, will start today along Abu Dhabi Corniche in Abu Dhabi City. Patronised by General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the Department of Municipalities and Agriculture (Abu Dhabi Municipality) will launch the event at the waterfront under the theme "Agriculture is the Lung of the City". Senior officials of the Department of Municipalities and ...  >>MORE

Green Parade to take off on Abu Dhabi's Corniche

Posted on 04/03/2007

A Green Parade will march along Abu Dhabi's Corniche on March 8, 2007 in celebration of the 10th National Environment Day. The event is patronised by Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) and is being organised by the Education and Awareness Committee of Abu Dhabi Emirate under the slogan: The UAE and the Environment: A sustained effort. Through such a public display of support for environmental protection, the ...  >>MORE

Dubai to have 8pc green area by 2020

Posted on 13/02/2007

Dubai Municipality is planning to increase Dubai's total green area from 3.7 per cent to 8 per cent by 2020 through major landscaping projects. This was stated at a Press conference yesterday announcing the dates for International Plants Expo Middle East (IPM) in Dubai. IPM, which will run from March 6 to 8 at Airport Expo Dubai, is the Middle East's only event for the fast growing horticulture industry. It is organised by Planetfair Dubai LLC and Messe Essen GmbH, Germany under the ...  >>MORE

UAE keen to protect environment: Hamdan bin Zayed

Posted on 06/02/2007

Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) yesterday paid tribute to the country's leadership for the keen efforts being made to protect environment and to maintain sustainable development. In a speech he delivered to mark the 10th national environment day, Sheikh Hamdan said that sustainable development has featured as a top priority for the UAE. The UAE has placed conservation and protection of the environment as part of ...  >>MORE

UAE marks national environment day

Posted on 04/02/2007

The United Arab Emirates will celebrate today the 10th National Environment Day, held this year under the theme "UAE and environment". In an address to mark the event, Dr Mohammed Saeed Al Kindi, Minister of Environment and Water, said the themes truly reflects the relation between UAE and the environment. Al Kindi offered thanks and gratitude to President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi progresses toward introduction of green diesel as fuel

Posted on 25/01/2007

The Abu Dhabi Government is continuing its progress toward introducing Green Diesel in all vehicles and industries, announced the technical committee which was formed by the Abu Dhabi Executive Council. It will achieve this goal by slowly phasing out the use of High Sulphur Diesel as fuel. High sulphur diesel, which contains sulphur content greater than 500 parts per million(ppm), has been linked to premature death, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Bronchitis and other serious respiratory diseases. ...  >>MORE

Hamdan issues ecological decision

Posted on 20/01/2007

Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Environmental Agency-Abu Dhabi (EAD), has issued Administrative Decision No. 1 for 2007, forming a committee of experts to review and evaluate Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) for projects in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The committee will consist of Dr Mohammad A. Al Zarooni, Dr Ali Mohammad Al Keblawi, Khalid Al Hashimi of UAE University, Dr Dhabia Bahkeet of Abu Dhabi Airports Company, Dr Shahrazad Roohi of ...  >>MORE

Online eco-services for residents and visitors

Posted on 14/01/2007

Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) launched its eServices portal yesterday offering online environmental services to residents and visitors. With the new portal marine services that include traditional fishing licences; weekly and annual recreational fishing licences; commercial fishing licences; and 'gargour' permits for commercial fishermen, research vessel survey licences, aquaculture licences and artificial reefs will all be processed online. EAD initiated the project in coordination ...  >>MORE

Environment protection a top priority: Services Council

Posted on 09/01/2007

The Services Ministerial Council "SMC" has asserted the central importance of environment protection and preservation of natural resources on the Government agenda. At its regular meeting held here today under the chairmanship of its Deputy Chairman, State Minister for Cabinet Affairs Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi, the SMC praised the serious efforts being staged to enhance water resources and management techniques, conservation of energy consumption and encouragement of the use of ...  >>MORE

Protector of life in desert

Posted on 23/12/2006

Ghaf, an ancient native tree of the Arabian Peninsula, is about to be designated the national tree of the UAE. Also known as the tree of the dunes and the umbrella tree, ghaf is the king of desert and arid zones in the region and a lifeline for desert dwellers, providing shade, fuel, food and medicine for both man and animal. Bedouin treat the tree as a family member, giving it the respect it deserves as it is the only tree that can withstand the harsh climate and survive for hundreds of ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi ecology study data to be released soon

Posted on 23/12/2006

Results of environmental investigations in Abu Dhabi will be released in January as part of a pilot project which gathered statistics and information on the state of its environment. The Abu Dhabi Global Environment Data Initiative will work towards bridging the gap on the lack of environmental statistics between developed and developing countries. Maysa Al Nuwais, manager of communication and marketing for the Environmental Agency in Abu Dhabi said there is a real lack of information on ...  >>MORE

UAE group wins Ford environmental award

Posted on 04/12/2006

Environmental campaigners in the UAE and neighbouring countries were rewarded for their eco-efforts on Saturday night at the 2006 Ford Motor Company Conservation & Environmental Grants awards. The Emirates Environment Group (EEG) was the sole winner from the UAE and was honoured for its work with school children and the Interschool Environmental Public Speaking Competition. EEG was awarded a grant of Dh36,700 (US$10,000). Nearly 40 applications were received. (Gulf News) ...  >>MORE

UAE, Australia ink MoU

Posted on 30/11/2006

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed yesterday in Dubai between the Kevin Foley, the Deputy Premier of South Australia and Dr. Mohammed Saeed AI Kindi, UAE Minister of Environment and Water. The MOU aims at developing further cooperation between the Ministry of Environment and Water and the Government of South Australia in recognition of the similarities in the environments and primary industries of the UAE and South Australia. The agreement was motivated by the desire to share ...  >>MORE

Dubai may get first Arab geo-city status next year

Posted on 26/11/2006

Dubai could become a 'geo-city' to help monitor environmental damage and better deal with waste, and the rapid development of the city. Geo-city reports, launched by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in 1995, provide a comprehensive review of the planet's state of the environment, identifies major concerns, trends and emerging issues together with their causes and their social and economic impacts. The UNEP Division of Early Warning and Assessment (UNEP-Dewa) started the Global ...  >>MORE

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UAE to launch ecological footprint initiative


Environment Agency Abu Dhabi announces eco-calendar designing contest


Khalifa issues decree setting up energy firm


UAE committed Ozone protection - Al Kindi


Programming the green drive


Ministry to focus on rational use of natural resources


Importers of low quality diesel will be brought to book: FEA


Introducing green diesel to Abu Dhabi


Tecom sets up consultancy to design green buildings


Arab deserts have untapped groundwater reserves, says expert


Abu Dhabi sees ‘Red Tides’


UAE makes great anti-desertification efforts: Al Kindi


UAE marks World Environment Day


Environment Agency Abu Dhabi marks World Environment Day 2007


Al Kindi calls for 'Development without Pollution'


Environment Agency Abu Dhabi honoured for its GIS work


UAE marks World Biodiversity Day


EAD opens Environmental Competition Exhibition


Eco-friendly buildings for future generations


UAE endorses MARPOL Convention


EAD offers 25 environmental services online


Sustainable development in 10 years, says official


State of environment report launched


Abu Dhabi to launch 1st State of Environment Report


Buildings must be greener


Lebanese magazine praises UAE environmental growth


Scientist sets sights on UAE to save planet


Abu Dhabi to celebrate green fingers at 27th Tree Planting Week


Green Parade to take off on Abu Dhabi's Corniche


Dubai to have 8pc green area by 2020


UAE keen to protect environment: Hamdan bin Zayed


UAE marks national environment day


Abu Dhabi progresses toward introduction of green diesel as fuel


Hamdan issues ecological decision


Online eco-services for residents and visitors


Environment protection a top priority: Services Council


Protector of life in desert


Abu Dhabi ecology study data to be released soon


UAE group wins Ford environmental award


UAE, Australia ink MoU


Dubai may get first Arab geo-city status next year