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Commercial Bank of Dubai green bonds issuance

Commercial Bank of Dubai raises $500m from debut green bonds

The proceeds from debut green bonds will be used to finance projects eligible under CBD’s Sustainable Financing Framework

Masdar ceo on green bonds

Masdar plans first green bonds sale ‘within weeks’

The green bonds sale will help fund an effort to boost renewable energy generation capacity five-fold by the end of the decade

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COP28: Dr Sultan Al Jaber meets Ursula von der Leyen for climate talks in Brussels

The two reaffirmed their commitment to facilitate the “highest possible ambition” for the COP28 climate conference scheduled to be held in Dubai

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Preserving health and planet: The imperative of sustainable healthcare systems

The interconnection between sustainability and climate change in the healthcare sector is crucial for safeguarding the future of both our planet and the human race

UAE launches nationwide sustainability awareness campaign Image: Credit Getty Images

COP 28: New national campaign launches to raise sustainability awareness

The campaign aims to spread awareness about UAE’s environmental sustainability issues, encourage community engagement and support climate action strategies ahead of COP28

food security through IFPA

The UAE is the new headquarter of International Islamic Food Processors Association

IFPA works to promote intra-OIC trade and investment between agri-food private-sector businesses across the entire ecosystem and food supply chain in member states

Sheikh Mohammed

Sheikh Mohammed approves 78 environmental initiatives ahead of COP28

It includes national strategies to reduce carbon and regulate the use of solar energy products, sustainable tourism and other initiatives

Dr Sultan Al Jaber, President-Designate of COP28, Francesco La Camera, Director-General of IRENA, and Michael R. Bloomberg. Image credit: IRENA

Bloomberg Philanthropies, IRENA announce new COP28 partnership

The partnership will allow Bloomberg Philanthropies to support IRENA in its efforts to drive adoption of renewable energy in the lead up to COP28

UAE-UK Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan and James Cleverly meet for the Strategic Dialogue between the UAE and UK. Image Credit: MOFAIC

UAE-UK inaugural strategic dialogue: key takeaways

The strategic dialogue builds on the 2021 bilateral meet during which the two countries agreed to establish a partnership for the future

WMO report says next five years likely to see global temperatures between 1.1°C and 1.8°C higher than 1850-1900 average. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

1.5°C global temperature threshold could be breached by 2027: WMO

World Meteorological Organization warns of average near-surface global temperature breaching the threshold between 2023 and 2027

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Middle East companies call for new green deal ahead of COP28, says PwC

The auditing firm said businesses in the region are increasingly transparent about their environmental impact, with 70 per cent reporting on their ESG impact

UAE's Green Education Partnership Roadmap in preparation for COP28 Photo courtesy WAM

COP28: UAE launches Green Education Partnership Roadmap

The roadmap identifies environment-and-climate-friendly initiatives that the MoE aims to achieve by the start of and post COP28

Mubadala to invest in Brazil

Mubadala commits to invest $2.5bn in clean fuel in Brazil

The investment will be made through the company’s Acelen unit in Brazil and the company expects to start production in the first quarter of 2026

UAE Governments Net Zero 2050 Charter Dubai Media Office

New UAE Governments Net Zero 2050 Charter a nod to collective climate action

The charter was signed on the sidelines of the UAE Cabinet meeting held on March 6

UAE Italy sign agreements _President and Italian PM meet in Abu Dhabi March 2023 Photo courtesy WAM

UAE, Italy sign agreements, aim to strengthen partnership

The UAE and Italy signed an MoU to aid cooperation in the field of emissions reduction, new energy technologies, and low-carbon solutions

Baynouna Solar Park_Group launch in Jordan

Masdar inaugurates Jordan’s Baynouna Solar Park

The Baynouna Solar Park produces over 560 gigawatt-hours of energy annually – enough to power 160,000 homes

COP28

COP28 chief’s Sultan Al Jaber begins global tour

Nations should aim to raise spending on technologies including carbon capture, nuclear power and hydrogen, according to Al Jaber

Rana Abu Nemeh shares her insight on COP28

COP28: Lead the charge against climate change

It is estimated that COP28 will have participation from more than 80,000 delegates, including 140 heads of state and government

Dr Sultan Ahmed al Jaber COP28 president designate pic WAM

COP28 UAE: Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber named President-Designate

The UAE will host the annual climate summit at Expo City, Dubai, from November 30 – December 12

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Insights: How the UAE is setting the stage for an impactful COP28

With a target of $75bn in green financing for the period ranging from 2022-2030, FAB will be a strategic enabler of the UAE’s sustainable future

COP28 will be UAE’s most important event in 2023, says Sheikh Mohammed

COP28, which will be hosted in 2023 at Expo City Dubai, will welcome high-level participation including over 140 heads of state and government leaders, 80,000 delegates and more than 5,000 media professionals

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Will it be business as usual after COP27?

COP27 and COP28, being held in Egypt and the UAE respectively, place the Middle East at the centre in efforts against climate change. Here’s what the region can contribute towards building sustainable future

UAE - US sign strategic partnership to accelerate investement in clean energy, boost climate action_ photo courtesy WAM

UAE, US sign partnership to advance climate action goals, boost renewable energies

The two nations will collaborate to advance their net-zero goals and provide funding for sustainable energy projects in emerging economies

Expo City Dubai

UAE to host COP28 summit at Expo City Dubai

The conference is expected to see over 45,000 participants daily, including heads of state, government officials and industry leaders, among others

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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

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

The endorsement came at the COP26 summit in Glasgow