Qatar is one of the biggest countries in the world in terms of investment in environmental research and development, spending around 2.8% of GDP. The tiny gas-rich nation said it will be participating in the United Nations Conference on Sustainable...
The images of the Gulf Oil Spill caused by the negligence of BP are still fresh in people’s minds. President Obama’s early days in office saw the oil spill take place, and continuous efforts were ongoing to plug the...
Last week Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) announced that the company is suffering from fuel shortage and may not be able to keep up the fuel supply in the country at heavily subsidised rates while its costs were on...
Lufthansa says the trial use of a bio fuel mix for airplanes has come to an end because of used up stocks of certified bio fuel and non availability of reliable supplies. The trial will end on 12 January...
The European Commission announced on Thursday it will allocate €34 million ($41.73m) to fund environmental programmes in Algeria. Under the programme, the Algiers' coastal region will be protected and efforts will be made to tackle the impact of climate...
A growing and forward thinking organisation called the C40 Initiative, promotes sustainable development for the world’s cities. C40 cities are conducting empirical research to perfect ways to lower CO2 levels and employ programmes such as ‘Reduce, Reuse and Recycle’ within city...
Arab Water Crisis is, at its core, a matter of governance, says UNDP in their latest report. Regional Report underlines need for policy shift from managing supply to sustainable demand and from crisis management to long-term planning Water challenges must be...
SolarWorld successfully sells large-scale solar projects with overall capacity of 46 megawatts SolarWorld AG has constructed and recently sold, three large-scale solar projects at locations in Germany and the United States, which together comprised a total capacity of 46...
Evidence is emerging of unregulated and probably illegal tuna fishing in Libyan waters during this year's conflict. Signals recorded from boats' electronic "black boxes" show a large presence inside Libyan waters, a major spawning ground for the endangered bluefin tuna. Strands...
Nuclear energy is a much sought-after?possession which is forcing nations to make desperate decisions and adopt over-protective policies. It is true that one's loss is another's gain. The question is whether nuclear technology is the answer to future energy...
The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort works with TDIC and island contractors preparing for the turtle nesting season The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort along with support from Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), master developer of Saadiyat in Abu...
Center of Waste Management Joins Abu Dhabi Sustainability Group Move to Support Sustainable Development Roadmap of Abu Dhabi Vision 2030 The Center of Waste Management – Abu Dhabi today announced it has joined the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Group in line with...
Delegates from 26 countries are meeting in Moscow to discuss measures against the new EU carbon tax on airlines amid concerns of a looming trade war. Since January, all airlines using EU airports have to buy a permit under the...
Eco evolution is a new concept that is being adopted by many developers and architects. Can we transform our cities into urban forests with environmental friendly construction plans? Michael Green is an architect based in Vancouver, Canada, and plans to...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel last week inaugurated Berlin's first fully functional energy-surplus three-bedroom house that will produce twice as much energy as it needs, a project she said will serve as a showcase for renewable energy and climate protection. The...
Back in the old days of sustainable energy, circa 2000, the cost of switching to solar or wind was so expensive that only the well-intentioned considered it - and only the very wealthy could afford it. How times have changed!...
The financial crisis is taking its toll throughout the world, and Abu Dhabi?s first carbon-neutral city, Masdar City, has been forced to hold back its plans to construct headquarters which would be the world?s first building that makes more...
The US administration has permitted British oil company, BP, to bid for new oil drilling leases in the Gulf of Mexico. The latest announcement has come as a bit of a shock to the environmentalists who less than two...
The European Commission’s New Year resolution of imposing a limit over carbon dioxide emissions on all the airlines flying to or from Europe airports has created furore in the Aviation Industry. The EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) has drawn howls...
Earth squirming under seven billion population, vanishing natural resources, increasing global warming and environmental hazards all need a savior to protect our species and prolong the symptoms of the world soon coming to an end. The reckless exploitation, ignorant...
The attention of much of the Arab world has recently been focused on the landmark Arab League summit, held between 27 and 29 March, the first to be held in Iraq since 1990.  Going forwards, however, preparations are already...
Amid rising inequality, environmental decline and economic instability the world must rethink its abilities and manifest its potential to do business, a UN report concluded. The world body emphasised that governments around the world must focus on health and education...
Canada became the first country to announce its withdrawal from the Kyoto protocol on climate change delivering a major blow to an already troubled global treaty. The country's environment minister said Ottawa has better things to do rather than...
Below the global radar-screen, the Mexican Parliament gave final passage on April 19 to the General Law on Climate Change, a landmark piece of national environmental legislation. This is a truly significant move and comes at a time when...