The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has teamed up with the Coalition of Innovation in Recycling towards a Closed Loop Economy (Coalition Circle) to pilot a closed loop recycling model for plastic bottles, beverage cartons, and other packaging in Abu Dhabi.
The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) has launched the Green Business Network - a platform for public and private sector organisations in Abu Dhabi to learn, promote and share environmentally-friendly practices in the workplace. The initiative aims to empower large corporations and small to medium size enterprises to make a greater collective contribution to the emirate’s sustainable development plans.
Under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan Mabarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance, Dubai Industrial Park inaugurated the official opening of the world’s largest integrated electric and electronic waste (e-waste) recycling facility ‘The Recycling Hub’ by Enviroserve.
Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center (Tadweer) has rolled out electronic entry permits to landfills for environmental service provider vehicles as part of its plan to accelerate the digitalization of its services and enhance their quality.
From ploughing with oxen to the introduction of tractors, inventions and innovations have always played an integral role in agriculture. At present, as is the case with several other sectors, agriculture is undergoing transformation driven by technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), connected sensors and aerial drones that have given rise to a new segment – agritech. Agriculture is slowly embracing advanced technologies to develop sustainable approaches to farming and solve pressing global issues, such as feeding a surging population.
His Excellency Ali Al Mutawa, Secretary General of Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF), said: “On Emirati Children’s Day, we renew our commitment to the UAE’s promising new generation and pledge to continue to support the tireless efforts of the wise UAE leadership in empowering children as part of its drive to enhance social and family cohesion.”
Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Higher Committee for the Protection of the Rights of People of Determination in Dubai, WeWalk 2019, an annual charity walkathon organised by TECOM Group on Friday (8 March) registered a turnout of around 1,000 participants and 150 volunteers in support of autism.
The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has rolled out the National Plan of Action for the Conservation of Marine Turtles in the UAE 2018-2021 that seeks to protect marine turtles and their habitats in the country’s waters.
The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) has launched ‘The Reservation and Sustainability of Marine Water in Abu Dhabi’, a book that documents the achievements of the Higher Committee for Enhancing Marine Water Quality and its technical team from 2012 to 2018. The book, which outlines the team’s marine water protection and sustainability efforts in Abu Dhabi and its key projects and initiatives, was launched as part of Abu Dhabi Blue Week.
Headed by His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, the National Biosecurity Committee held its first meeting for 2019 to review latest updates of the National Biosecurity Strategy action plan.