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Greenhouse gases in decline thanks to coronacrisis

Global carbon dioxide emissions could fall by up to 7% this year, depending on ongoing restrictions and social distancing measures during the coronavirus pandemic, research published in the journal Nature Climate Change showed on Tuesday. The study, by a group of scientists from institutions in Europe, the United States and …

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Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week to start next week

Dubai – In the UAE’s capital the much anticipated annual Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) will kick-off next week. The main theme for this year’s edition is ‘accelerating the pace of sustainable development’. Other focus areas include Youth, Artificial Intelligence and Society. By Arthur Blok | ADSW is hosted by Abu …

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UAE climate change minister showcases AI projects

The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, MoCCAE, today highlighted the role of artificial intelligence in developing its processes through compiling and analysing highly accurate real-time data at a media briefing at the Ministry’s headquarters in Dubai. Headlined by Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al-Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, …

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Big Apple Sues Big Oil Over Climate Change

New York City’s effort to hold oil and gas producers responsible for costs related to the environmental effects of their products faces an uphill battle as it tries to stretch current law to address climate change. The biggest city in the U.S. sued BP Plc, Chevron Corp., ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobil Corp., and Royal Dutch Shell …

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UAE paves way for zero-carbon electric cars

The road to acquiring zero-carbon electric cars just got a little wider and smoother for the general public thanks to new incentives launched by UAE and Dubai Government departments. With the race now on by car manufacturers around the world to provide cleaner, eco-friendly electric vehicles (EVs), consumers in the …

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UAE and France issue joint statement

The UAE and France have reiterated their commitment to strengthening and enhancing bilateral cooperation and partnership across all fields in the coming years. This came in a joint statement which was released on Thursday, on the occasion of the visit of the President of France to the UAE. Below is …

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The Trump administration just disbanded a federal advisory committee on climate change

The Trump administration has decided to disband the federal advisory panel for the National Climate Assessment, a group aimed at helping policymakers and private-sector officials incorporate the government’s climate analysis into long-term planning. The charter for the 15-person Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment — which includes academics …

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