UN adopts approach to sustainable urban agenda with UAE backing

The 193 countries of the United Nations, represented by over 30,000 delegates, on Monday night adopted a milestone new approach to sustainable urban development, with prominent assistance from the United Arab Emirates. Cities now represent around 80% of global GDP, and by 2050 are expected to grow in population from 3.9 billion in 2014 to 6.3 billion in 2050, making them a priority focus for the international community. Mohammed Yusouf Al Awadi, UAE Ambassador to Peru, Non-Resident Ambassador to Ecuador and Costa Rica, and the UAE’s Head of delegation to…

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Industry experts have stated that connected digital and physical infrastructure is the key to driving innovation in the UAE

First three industry ‘Watercooler Challenge’ focus groups ahead of the Innovation Live! Summit to be held in Dubai on 21st November 2016 during UAE Innovation Week The initial sessions identified challenges in the sectors of transportation, city development and sustainable energy Watercooler participants included representatives from government agencies including Roads and Transport Authority, Dubai Land Department, Smart Dubai, Etihad Rail, Masdar Institute, DEWA, Ministry of Energy, Etisalat and Dubai South as well as industry figures from Honeywell, GE, Siemens, Hitachi, PwC and Atkins   Dubai, UAE, October 4, 2016: The…

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Petroleum Industry Must Embrace the New Energy Landscape, say Global Energy Leaders

Oil & Gas Giants Call for Industry Collaboration ahead of Flagship Abu Dhabi Energy Event Oil and gas giants are calling for greater industry collaboration and an increased focus on operational efficiency, as global energy leaders prepare to gather in the UAE capital for the upcoming Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC 2016) in November. The future of the industry depends on its ability to embrace the new energy landscape and drive efficiency, say experts. Speaking ahead of his participation in the ADIPEC Global Business Leaders’ panel, where…

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MOHAMMED BIN RASHID AL MAKTOUM SOLAR PARK HIGHLIGHTS DUBAI’S INTERNATIONAL POSITION IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

With sustainable development being the focus of major international activities and events in 2015, the focus on climate change, the importance of preserving natural resources, and dependence on clean and renewable resources to decrease carbon dioxide emissions and the Earth’s rising temperatures, the 2015 UN Climate Conference in Paris was one of the most important activities worldwide, gathering presidents, kings and leaders to combat climate change and reach a new international agreement for forming a framework for efforts to address the effects of climate change. The UAE participated actively in…

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