Can an APP help TAP WATER QUALITY?

23 May 2022

Enviro Chat

Water is the most precious resource on Earth, upon which all life depends for its very survival. We’re regularly told by our doctors and physicians that we’re not consuming enough of the stuff, with plenty of apps now available which monitor your intake and issue reminders when you’re not drinking enough.

But in a country like the UAE, where the arid climate and dearth of precipitation make ...


How is WATER BEING SAVED in Al Dhafra?

20 May 2022

Enviro Chat

The Emirati government has announced that water consumption has been drastically reduced in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi. Thanks to innovative irrigation methods and improved use of groundwater resources, the region was able to save some 12.4 billion gallons of H2O last year.

In a country where rainfall is an infrequent occurrence and water scarcity is a real issue as a result, such mea...


What is AIM for Climate?

29 April 2022

Enviro Chat

The Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate (AIM for Climate) is a collaborative initiative spearheaded by the UAE and the USA to tackle the twin challenges of food security and climate change. Working alongside over 140 governmental and non-governmental partners, the scheme is aiming to raise significant amounts of money for climate-smart agriculture and innovative food systems investment.

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How important is DESALINATION in the UAE

22 April 2022

Enviro Chat

Given its year-round sweltering climate and dearth of rainfall, the UAE has had an issue with freshwater supplies since its inception half a century ago. While the government has traditionally relied on importing clean drinking water to overcome the problem, it now employs a number of desalination plants, which convert salty seawater into potable drinking water.

But while desalination plays ...


What is the UAE’s METHANE REDUCTION PLAN?

18 April 2022

Enviro Chat

The UAE is aiming to deploy the latest in advanced technologies and sustainable energy generation systems to reduce its environmental impact as part of its methane reduction plan. First announced in the wake of the COP26 summit in Glasgow last year, the plan will help the country (and by extension, the global community) to achieve its target of slashing methane emissions by 30% by 2030.

The ...


UAE to double investment in FOOD SECURITY

04 April 2022

Enviro Chat

The Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate (AIM for Climate) has indicated it plans to double the amount of investment it will generate from $4 billion to $8 billion by the end of this year. Jointly led by the UAE and the USA, the coalition is tasked with mitigating the impacts of climate change whilst also bolstering food security around the world.

In particular, the Mission will focus ...


Where are the Middle East’s POLLUTION hotspots?

28 March 2022

Enviro Chat

Air quality is a grave concern the world over. As recently as 2019, the World Health Organisation (WHO) stated that some 99% of the global populace are regularly exposed to levels of air pollution that exceed its safety standards. Of course, the situation is more serious in some parts of the planet than others – and the Middle East happens to be one of the most polluted regions on Earth.

Tha...


How is Dubai pushing back it’s DESERTS?

21 March 2022

Enviro Chat

The progress made by Dubai in particular and the UAE in general over the last 50 years has been nothing short of gobsmacking. From a humble fishing port to the gleaming metropolis of today, the city has undergone a miraculous transformation in prosperity and popularity.

However, that progress has not come without its own price tag. Given that the UAE’s rapid development has largely relied on...


How is ADNOC cutting Emissions?

04 March 2022

Enviro Chat

As a company which has built its wealth on extracting, processing and exporting fossil fuels, the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has traditionally commanded a sizable carbon footprint. However, the firm is aware of the need to adapt and is making great strides towards cleaning up its environmental profile.

To that end, ADNOC recently announced plans to team up with the Abu Dhabi Nati...


Are DUBAI’S Emissions getting lower?

11 February 2022

Enviro Chat

The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy has announced that the emirate managed to lower its emissions by an impressive 33% in 2020. That tally was over double the targeted drop-off of 16% which the Council had earmarked for achievement by 2021 and represents a positive step forward in the race towards carbon neutrality.

Although Dubai (and the UAE) have traditionally built their economic indepen...


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