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UAE to host COP28 conference in 2023

The ruler of Dubai said in a tweet on Thursday the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been selected to host the COP28 international climate conference in 2023. “We will put all our capabilities to make the conference a success. The UAE will remain committed to global climate action to protect the planet,” …

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Saudis denounce allegations made at COP26

The Saudi energy minister hit out on Wednesday at “lies” and “fabrications” over the Kingdom’s stance at the COP26 climate change summit in Glasgow. After a speech in which he strongly defended Saudi Arabia’s track record in combating global warming, Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman was asked about “serious allegations” that …

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UN vows to cut emissions to zero by 2050

The United Arab Emirates on Thursday (Oct 7) announced a plan for net-zero emissions by 2050, and would oversee 600 billion dirhams (US$163 billion) in investment in renewable energy. This makes it the first country in the Middle East and North Africa region to launch a concrete initiative to achieve …

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Wildfires rife in Algeria, dozens killed

At least 25 soldiers died saving residents from wildfires ravaging mountain forests and villages east of Algeria’s capital, the president announced Tuesday night as the civilian toll rose to at least 17. President Abdelmadjid Tebboune tweeted that the soldiers were “martyrs” who saved 100 people from the fires in two …

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MBS in green talks with President Xi Jinping

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman made a phone call to Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday, Saudi Press Agency reported. During the call, the two leader reviewed the recently announced Saudi Green Initiative and the Middle East Green Initiative to combat environmental challenges in the region. The crown …

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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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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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