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Averda becomes Nakheel’s primary waste and sustainability partner for Discovery Gardens

Averda will provide 50 large recycling cages, making it easier for residents to recycle, with three bins dedicated to collect electrical items

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Averda, Fairmont The Palm alliance reduces 17,100kg of carbon emissions

Fairmont The Palm Dubai and Averda have collected 5,700 litres of used cooking oil since November last year, leading to the reduction in carbon emissions

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Second-hand should be ‘first’, believes Reluxable’s Marie-Hélène Stavelot

The founder of the online aggregator for pre-loved luxury items encourages people to change their mindset about buying second-hand clothing

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Earth Day 2022: Why re-manufacturing is the future

Re-manufacturing could be the key to cutting emissions for the tech industry, says Canon EMEA’s sustainability engagement manager

DEWA EV Community Hub

DEWA launches Dubai EV Community Hub website

The EV Community Hub website has details of the latest EV models in the UAE, charging station standards and locations, and green auto loans to buy EVs

DEWA EV Green Chargers provide 8,800+ MWh of electricity to date

DEWA’s EV Green Charger network has expanded to over 325 charging stations across Dubai, serving 5,107 electric vehicles as of January 31

Dubai Chamber of Commerce saves Dhs11m with paperless strategy

Last year, the chamber received the ‘100% Paperless Stamp’ after meeting the targets outlined as part of the Dubai Paperless Strategy

DMCC to install solar panel parking shades across Dubai’s JLT district

Once DMCC’s 6.3MW project is complete, JLT will be home to one of the UAE’s largest district solar car shade installations

Spinneys, PepsiCo partner to promote recycling in the UAE

The partnership will see Spinneys introduce a reverse vending machine at its sustainable concept store to encourage customers to recycle plastic waste

PepsiCo expands recycling and collection initiatives in the Middle East

PepsiCo has introduced mass collection initiatives in partnership with large third-party companies across various markets in the region

Ten MENA startups announced for PepsiCo’s Greenhouse Accelerator

The startups will receive an initial grant of $20,000 and mentorship from PepsiCo and Food Tech Valley experts

Dubai’s Averda secures $45m investment from US firm to develop recycling facilities

The waste and recycling company will use the investment loan to develop and set up plastic recycling facilities in Africa and India

UAE’s DMCC launches Impact Scale-Up Programme for businesses

The freezone aims to bring 20 social and environmental impact-driven businesses into its community through the programme

Why sustainability must be a top priority for UAE organisations

Epson’s EMEAR president and CEO, Yoshiro Nagafusa shares their roadmap towards sustainable transformation through technology innovation

Air pollution costs wider Mideast $141bn, World Bank says

The findings will likely add to growing interest in green and sustainability-linked bonds and loans in the region

Green cold war or climate anarchy? Together we can decide

Climate change is going to reshape the world

DP World to invest GBP1m in Prince William’s Earthshot Prize innovators

The announcement was made during Prince William’s first official visit to the UAE and Expo Dubai 2020

Green bonds still have a long way to go to dent climate crisis

Global sales of green bonds hit a record $513bn last year

Bring tech and innovation to the climate-change fight

Since 1980, the Arctic has warmed nearly four times faster than the rest of the globe

UAE’s Masdar looks to deals for growth

Masdar wants to generate 50 gigawatts of clean power by 2030

UAE’s Aldar to reduce carbon emissions by 80,000 tons annually across assets

It will enable Aldar to save approximately Dhs40m per year in energy consumption costs

Climate change made the last eight years the hottest on record

Last year’s global average temperature was a bit more than 1° Celsius higher than the 1880-1900 average

2021 ended as fifth-hottest year with push from spiking methane

Atmospheric methane increased by a record amount last year, to 1,876 parts per billion

Aldar gains ground within two global ESG benchmarks

The company’s improved ESG ratings have been attributed to the consistent and broad integration of sustainability practices into its operations

Egypt seeks to build affordable electric vehicles priced at around $20,000

Production is set to begin in 2023, with output increasing to an annual 20,000 units over three years

Climate change: What is the GCC’s role in this equation

The region needs to capitalise on the economic benefits of the sustainable energy industry

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UAE business leaders welcome hosting of COP28 in 2023

The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change announced at COP26 in Glasgow that the UAE will host the event

COP26 finally set rules on carbon markets. What does it mean?

One of the biggest challenges in the fight against climate change is the cost

Over half of Arab youth say they will boycott brands that damage the environment

The region’s youth is keen to ensure governments and businesses act responsibly when it comes to climate action

UAE’s bid to host COP28 receives backing from Asia Pacific Group

The endorsement came at the COP26 summit in Glasgow