ENERGY GLOBE AWARD 2022

23 January 2023

Enviro Chat

Dubai Municipality was the recipient of four first places across four different categories at the 2022 Energy Globe Award ceremony. Pioneered by the Energy Globe Foundation, the awards recognize the effort and ingenuity that the municipality has demonstrated over the last 12 months and beyond, as it fights to transition towards a more sustainable economy and combat the effects of manmade climat...


Abu Dhabi reduces Single-use PLASTIC BAG numbers by 90%

16 January 2023

Enviro Chat

Since the introduction of a ban on single-use plastic bags in all Abu Dhabi shops, supermarkets and other retail outlets on June 1st, their use has been reduced by a massive 90%. The move was pioneered by the Environment Agency Abu Dhabi, which wished to tackle the country’s poor historical record on plastic consumption and disposal.

The impact has been impressive. In the six months since th...


What is GRAPHINE?

02 January 2023

Enviro Chat

At just one atom thick, graphene is the thinnest material known to mankind. However, it’s made of stern stuff, being over 200 times stronger than steel. These incredible properties, alongside its ability to absorb light and conduct both electricity and heat, have earned it the moniker of the world’s “wonder material”.

Graphene was first isolated by scientists at the University of Manchester ...


How is the UAE preparing Agriculture for CLIMATE CHANGE?

19 December 2022

Enviro Chat

Responsible for an estimated 25% of greenhouse gas emissions around the world, agriculture has an outsized impact on the environment. And the relationship is a mutually destructive one, too, since global warming and climate change have the potential to damage agricultural infrastructure, reduce crop yields and compromise food security.

In order to try and address this urgent issue, the UAE i...


How do OYSTERS impact the ENVIRONMENT?

05 December 2022

Enviro Chat

Production of food, whether it be from agriculture or aquaculture, often receives a bad rap in environmental terms. Growing crops and breeding animals to feed the world’s swelling population consumes vast amounts of energy and natural resources, as well as producing significant greenhouse gas emissions which pollute the air and contribute to global warming.

But while that might hold true for...


How the Middle East is combining CLIMATE ACTION with OIL

25 November 2022

Enviro Chat

Historically speaking, the Middle East is a region which has built its vast reserves of wealth – not to mention its economic independence and infrastructure – on the extraction and exportation of fossil fuels. For that reason, it’s perhaps unsurprising that major oil-producing nations like the UAE and Saudi Arabia (and even the USA) have resisted urgent action on climate change in the past.

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What is the partnership ACCELERATING CLEAN ENERGY (PACE)?

17 November 2022

Enviro Chat

The UAE and the USA have announced they will be joining forces to launch the Partnership for Accelerating Clean Energy (PACE), which has as its goal the generation of 100GW of additional clean energy across the globe by 2035. In order to achieve that ambitious target, the two countries will invest $100 billion in funds targeting clean energy and carbon emission abatement initiatives.

The agr...


70% of UAE Residents Ready for Urgent Climate Action

11 November 2022

Enviro Chat

Seven in 10 people living in the Emirates believe that action must be taken within the next five years in order to avoid the most damaging consequences of climate change and secure a sustainable tomorrow for future generations. Those are the findings of a nationwide survey conducted by global consultancy experts Kearney.

The study is a significant one, given that the UAE is set to host the C...


Switch vs Transition---- What is next for UAE ENERGY?

30 September 2022

Enviro Chat

As a country blessed with vast reserves of oil and gas, the UAE has built its immense stores of wealth from the fossil fuel industry. However, concerns over the environmental impact associated with a continued reliance on these power sources has prompted the Emirati government to diversify its economic and energy portfolios over recent years.

Nowadays, petroleum accounts for just 30% of the ...


France & UAE agree on CARBON CAPTURE COLLABORATION

16 September 2022

Enviro Chat

Major energy companies in France and the UAE have signed a strategic agreement to collaborate on carbon capture usage and storage (CCUS), among other topics. TotalEnergies, the French multi-energy conglomerate, is teaming up with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), to explore CCUS solutions.

The accord was made during His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed al Nahyan’s visit to the Fre...


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