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World Green Economy Summit (WGES) 2017 underlines key initiatives and strategies during press conference

WGES 2017 will create synergies across the social, economic and environmental pillars of sustainable development to help achieve the global agenda of green economy   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 October 2017:  The organising committee of the fourth edition of The World Green Economy Summit (WGES) 2017has organised a press conference today (Thursday, 19th October, 2017) in Emirates Towers hotel to announce the completion of preparations for holding the summit as part of affirming the UAE’s efforts in sustainable development and supporting Dubai’s position as the global capital of green economy.    Held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai,  the fourth edition of WGES 2017is set to be held on 24-25 ......read more

Hywind Scotland inauguration positions Masdar at the forefront of floating wind technology

First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon officially opens world’s first commercial-scale floating wind farm, now supplying around 20,000 households Khaled Abdulla Al Qubaisi, Chief Executive Officer of Mubadala Investment Company’s Aerospace, Renewables & Information Communications Technology platform, and Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, CEO of Masdar, join Scottish government and Statoil officials at launch ceremony in Aberdeen 30MW wind park to be connected to 1MWh Batwind storage solution, further optimising output  Dubai, UAE, October 18, 2017:   Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Norway’s Minister for Energy & Petroleum, Terje Søviknes, attended today’s formal unveiling of the world’s first commercial-scale floating wind farm, a renewable energy ......read more

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment to Launch UAE Third Biosecurity Conference in Dubai under Theme ‘Biosecurity is Everyone's Responsibility'

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: October 18, 2017:   His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment and Chairman of the National Biosecurity Committee, will inaugurate the UAE Third Biosecurity Conference, in Dubai on Monday, October 23. The two-day conference under the theme ‘Biosecurity is Everyone’s Responsibility’, will convene a wide local and international participation. His Excellency Engineer Saif Al Shara, Assistant Undersecretary for the External Audit Sector at the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, said that the conference is a key element in the National Committee’s efforts to implement the National Biosecurity Strategy adopted by the UAE Cabinet in 2013 under the theme "Integrated Biosecurity". Engineer Al Sharaa explained that ......read more

Green Hope's Climate Change Conference - From Paris to Bonn

Dubai, UAE, October 18, 2017:  Our planet is at the edge of a precipice and yet most of us remain blissfully unaware of this impending danger. Our energy hungry economies continue to add millions of tonnes of carbon dioxide  to atmosphere with absolute disregard to the devastating impacts it is causing to our environment , pushing our planet's temperatures higher and higher and reaching a point in the near future where human life may be snuffed out forever.  Climate change is not a myth -- it is one of the harshest reality of our times and the current generation is the last one that has the opportunity to tackle it . These are the messages that youth sustainability organisation , Green Hope Foundation , has been advocating amongst various sections of civil society , especially youth , through its conferences and ......read more

Masdar-led joint venture agrees financing for largest wind farm in Serbia

HE Aleksandar Vučić, President of the Republic of Serbia, witnesses signing accompanied by HE Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak and Khaled Abdulla Al Qubaisi of Mubadala Investment Company  Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, Masdar 60 per cent shareholder in joint venture developing 158MW Čibuk 1 wind farm 50km outside Belgrade Dubai, UAE, October 18, 2017:  Financing for one of the largest wind power projects in mainland Europe has been agreed by the project’s shareholders and lenders at a ceremony in the Serbian capital of Belgrade.   Due for completion in the first half of 2019, the 158 megawatt (MW) capacity Čibuk 1 wind farm will be the largest utility-scale commercial wind project in Serbia and the Western Balkans.   Agreements for the financing of Čibuk 1 were signed ......read more

Waste management - the next-generation driver for realising a green economy

The UAE has identified waste management as one with enormous potential to create employment and generate entrepreneurial opportunities Dubai, UAE, 17 October 2017:  Today, waste management has the potential to contribute significantly to making a green economy possible. Communities around the world have identified waste management not only as part of an environmental strategy but also as an economic case with enormous potential to cut cost, create employment and generate entrepreneurial opportunities. In the UAE, the roots of this idea can be traced back to the pioneering ideas of late His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the nation’s founding father, on sustainability. The establishment of local waste management companies like Tadweer, Averda and Bee’ah have not only paved way for a cleaner and greener UAE ......read more

Directives by Emirates Post Group to deal with only licensed courier companies to diminish illegal postal services within UAE

Dubai, UAE, October 17, 2017:  Emirates Post Group has directed individuals and companies not to deal with persons and unauthorized companies to perform courier activities, and instructed companies to abide by laws and regulations to avoid penalties stipulated in Federal Law No. 3/2013. The Group has recently identified such companies which violations the laws of courier services. Article 27 of the Federal Law No. 3/2013 provides for that: Any person committing any of the following acts must be punished by imprisonment for a period of not less than one year and not more than two years, and a fine of not less than ten thousand dirhams and not more than one hundred thousand dirhams or either penalty: (A) Providing any courier service within the work scope of Group or its subsidiaries without obtaining the required ......read more

Dubai Customs: First government department to win seven-star rating from Ideas UK

Dubai – 17 Oct 2017:  In a big step forward, Dubai Customs enhanced its worldwide competitiveness in (Corporate Innovation Management system (by attaining the seven-star rating from Ideas UK in their evaluation of the 8th platinum accreditation in which the Department’s Corporate Innovation System got the full mark; 100/100 for the fifth year in a row.  Dubai Customs has become the first government Department in the world to get this seven-star rating. The new rating will be granted to Dubai Customs in the 31st Ideas UK award ceremony which will be held in Stratford Upon Avon, UK on 8-9 November 2017.   Bin Sulayem commented on this achievement: “It’s no stranger to Dubai Customs to innovate and come up with new winning ideas within its efforts and journey to facilitate trade and movement ......read more

Surge partners with DEWA and UAE Water Aid to create a new generation of water aware UAE youth

Dubai, UAE, October 17, 2017:  Surge, a global non-profit organisation delivering safe and sustainable water and sanitation projects, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and the UAE Water Aid Foundation (Suqia) have begun a water conservation awareness campaign in schools across the UAE. This educational programme is a cooperation between the organisations to educate junior and primary government and private school students about sustainability issues and create a new generation of water conscious citizens.  The Gulf region is one of the world’s most water scarce regions, and uses desalination to ensure water security. With almost 663 million people globally not having access to clean drinking water and over 2.4 billion people lacking in basic sanitation needs, Surge’s programme ‘Water: The Global ......read more

UAE President Issues Federal Law No. (9) of 2017 for Regulation of Veterinary Products

Dubai-UAE: 17 October, 2017:  The UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued Federal Law No. (9) of 2017 regulating the handling, trading, marketing and circulation of veterinary products considering its direct impact on animal and public health, as well as the environment at large.  The federal law will come into effect from the date of its publication in the UAE Official Gazette. Details of the executive regulations stipulated by the law will be issued within six months from the date of law issuance. The move emphasizes the critical role of veterinary medicines and related products in animal production and protection. Aiming to reduce the spread of epidemic and infectious diseases and the consequent increase in biosecurity rates, the regulation will help ensure food safety. Notably, the ......read more

World Green Economy Summit (WGES) 2017 to shed light on how smart cities have become a key to a green economy

Dubai, UAE, 14 October 2017:  The fourth edition of the World Green Economy Summit (WGES) 2017 will highlight the importance of smart cities in the transition towards the green economy. This is an endeavour to design ‘smart’ approaches, which ensure that cities, will be optimised for economic activity, energy consumption, environmental impact reduction and a good urban life.    Held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on 24-25 October 2017 at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, the Summit will witness wide participation of decision makers and experts in green economy and sustainable development.   The current speed of global GDP growth will need an estimate of $57 trillion in ......read more

Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Dubai Camel Racing Club

Partnership Aims to Raise Awareness, Garner Support for Endowment through Club’s Events  Dubai-UAE: 10 October, 2017:   The Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Dubai Camel Racing Club to enhance cooperation with a focus on raising awareness about the important role of endowment in social development.  Ahmad Bu Shihab, Director of AMAF’s Endowment Development Department signed the agreement at AMAF’s headquarters in Dubai with Abdulla Faraj Abdulla, ‎Director, Marketing Partnerships & Events at Dubai Camel Racing Club.  As per the MoU that covers economic, social, cultural and media aspects of the collaboration, the Dubai Camel Racing Club will dedicate a percentage of the revenues from its events to AMAF’s ......read more

UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science Assesses Progress of Innovative Nanotechnology Project

Dr Abdulla Al Mandous: “Our First Cycle awardees have taken multiple approaches for rain enhancement technology that will establish UAE as a global leader for science research in water security” Visit focused on Dr. Linda Zou’s award-winning research at Masdar Institute to develop more effective cloud seeding materials using nanotechnology Abu Dhabi-UAE: 9 October 2017:  The UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science’s Strategic Direction Committee (SDC) visited Masdar Institute to assess the positive outcomes recorded from the university’s First Cycle-wining cloud seeding research project. Masdar Institute is a part of Khalifa University of Science and Technology.   The novel cloud seeding research project led by Dr. Linda Zou, Professor of Environmental and Chemical ......read more

His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Issues Federal Law No. (8) of 2017 Concerning Practice of Veterinary Medicine Profession

Law amends certain provisions of Federal Law No. (10) of 2002 Dubai-UAE: 8 October, 2017:  The UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued the Federal Law No. (8) of 2017, amending certain provisions of the Federal Law No. (10) of 2002 concerning the practice of the veterinary medicine profession.  The move aims to regulate the field of veterinary medicine and support services, enhance the efficiency of the profession in line with best practices and international standards, and safeguard the health of livestock and other animals in the country. Articles 1 and 2 of the new law replace the word ‘profession’ with ‘veterinary medicine profession’. Furthermore, the law updates the name of the concerned authority to the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment ......read more

Sharjah Police to Issue 150 Specialized License Plate Numbers in Online Auction

In cooperation with Emirates Auction, featuring a category 3 (No. 77) Sharjah, 8th of October 2017:  The General Directorate of the Sharjah Police has launched an electronic auction for 150 specialized category 3 license plate numbers for private cars. This move comes in cooperation with Emirates Auction, the leading company in organizing and managing public and online auctions in the Middle East. The auction, launched by the Sharjah Police and initiated by Emirates Auction, was launched last evening via the Emirates Auction website; and features a single two-digit license plate (No. 77) in addition to a variety of other specialized numbers for varying plates. There are currently 9 three-digit specialized number plates up for bid alongside 71 four-digit plates, and 69 five-digit plates. The auction, which will conclude ......read more

Emirates Post Group carries out mock evacuation

In coordination with Dubai Civil Defense - Al Karama Center Dubai, UAE, October 5, 2017:  Emirates Post Group  has carried out mock evacuation and firefighting procedure in Dubai Central Post Office in coordination with Directorate General of Civil Defense Dubai - Al Karama Center and Dubai Police General Headquarters with participation of Dubai Customs staff of Dubai Central Post Office. HE Abdullah Al Ashram, Acting CEO of Emirates Post Group, thanked the Civil Defense Department in Dubai - Al Karama Center for their permanent cooperation with all government and societal sectors. He stated that they organize such events to ensure the safety of employees and auditors, optimal conduct in case of any emergencies and application of highest health and safety standards of Group. He added that Group carries out this mock ......read more

Emirati Woman Donates AED20 Million to Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation to Establish its First Education Endowment

Endowment to offer Annual University Scholarships to Outstanding Orphans and Minors under AMAF’s Care  Dubai-UAE: 5 October 2017:   Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) announced the establishment of its first-ever education endowment, jointly set up under the names of Dawlat Mahmood Al Mahmoud and her late husband Abdulghafoor Ali Gargash with a donation of AED20 million. Annual revenues from the endowment will finance the university education of minors and orphans under AMAF’s care.    The education endowment is the largest of its kind received by AMAF to date, and reflects a mature understanding of the Emirati culture of endowment that supports government efforts in meeting basic human needs and aids long-term sustainable development. Educational and health endowments in ......read more

Emirates Airline and the Airbus Foundation fly relief goods to UN depot in Dubai

Dubai, UAE, October 4, 2017:   Emirates Airline, the Airbus Foundation and the NGO Welthungerhilfe have joined forces to bring emergency shelter items from Hamburg, Germany, to the United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD) in Dubai, UAE.  The aircraft, which is the 98th A380 to join the airline’s fleet, carried 1,020 tarpaulins and ropes required for the immediate first needs alleviation after a humanitarian crisis. The goods are among the ten most needed items in immediate humanitarian aid and will support 500 families. The tarpaulins and ropes can be used for replacing destroyed roofs, as temporary shelter in destroyed areas or even as water tanks.   Tim Clark, President, Emirates Airline said: “Emirates’ longstanding partnership with Airbus to support humanitarian organisations ......read more

World Green Economy Summit (WGES) 2017 to shed light on green financing for sustainable growth and development

The Summit will unlock ways and means to tout green finance Dubai, UAE,  03 October 2017:  In an endeavour to step up support for green financing and to leverage innovative finance mechanisms, the fourth World Green Economy Summit (WGES) 2017, set to be held on 24-25 October at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre will highlight the role of financing and investment solutions in the transformation towards the green economy. Held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, organised by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), and the World Green Economy Organisation (WGEO), the fourth edition of WGES2017 will be held under the theme of ‘Driving innovation, Leading change’. Financial sectors play a ......read more

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Extends Financial Contribution to Emirates Foundation for Youth Development

Endowment earmarked for Kafa’at, Think Science programmes His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi: “Our wise leadership stresses importance of youth empowerment in achieving long-term vision of UAE” Abu Dhabi-UAE: 3 October, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, today formalised a financial endowment to Emirates Foundation, an independent philanthropic organisation established by the Government of Abu Dhabi to facilitate public-private funded initiatives to further drive youth welfare efforts across the UAE.   Within the framework of the Fund’s 2017 corporate social responsibility (CSR) agenda, the monetary contribution has been allocated to two Emirates Foundation programmes – Kafa’at and Think Science.   His ......read more

DEWA named main sponsor of Dubai Forum for Government Best Practices 2017

Dubai Government Excellence Program marks another success with its annual forum Dubai, 1 October 2017:  The Dubai Government Excellence Program (DGEP) has announced that the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) will be the main sponsor of the Dubai Forum for Government Best Practices, an annual knowledge-sharing platform held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Organized by The General Secretariat of the Executive Council of Dubai, the forum will take place from 7-8 November at Dubai World Trade Centre. For nine years, the Dubai Forum for Government Best Practices has aimed to establish a culture of excellence in government work by promoting the concepts of knowledge-transfer and continuous learning. The 10th edition ......read more

UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science to decide 2017 Cycle Awardees

Dr Abdulla Al Mandous: “Through playing our part in catalyzing new global scientific and technological networks, the UAE is enabling innovation to secure new sources of water for the benefit of all.” Awarded research projects to be announced in January 2018 at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week will receive a total of US$ 5 million of grant support. Abu Dhabi-UAE: 1 October 2017:  The UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science is holding a two-day Final Technical Evaluation Meeting from October 1 to 2, 2017 to name the awardees of the Program’s Third Cycle competition. Selected from an intensely competitive global field, these awardees will be honored at an exclusive ceremony during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week on January 2018.   Launched by the Ministry of Presidential Affairs of the UAE, ......read more

Kalimat Foundation for Children's Empowerment Supports Swedish Libraries with 2,000 Arabic Books

Initiative aims to give Arab children better access to their native language Bodour Al Qasimi: ‘Reading helps cement bonds between cultures’ Dubai, UAE, September 30, 2017:  Kalimat Foundation for Children’s Empowerment (Kalimat Foundation) has presented the children in Gothenburg from Arab origins, with 2000 Arabic books. This was organized in coordination with the Foreign Languages Section of the Stockholm Public Library – known as the International Library – that will distribute the books to 25 libraries across Sweden, with the initiative aiming to better connect Arab children in Sweden with their mother tongue.   Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Founder and Chairperson of Kalimat Foundation, highlighted that providing Arab child immigrants and refugees with books written in ......read more

Al Zeyoudi visits the IBM Watson Center in New York

IBM Watson Team Briefs The UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment on a Proposed Pilot Project to Use Cognitive Computing to Measure UN Sustainable Development Goals  The Project Builds on The UAE’s Commitment Towards Global Prosperity  Dubai-UAE: 30 September, 2017:   His Excellency Dr Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, was briefed on the collaboration efforts between IBM, Future Society of Harvard and the Global Manufacturing and Industrialization Summit to use cognitive computing, also widely known as artificial intelligence, to monitor, simulate, predict and suggest policy recommendations related to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).    The briefing was held at the IBM Watson Center in New York on the sideline of the UN ......read more

Dubai Cares launches four new programs in the Caribbean and Pacific Ocean Islands

The four new programs represent an investment of AED 12,778,857 million (USD 3,478,660) towards improving the learning environment More than 6,350 school children to benefit from programs in the four islands states  Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 30 September 2017:  Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has announced four new programs that will directly address key educational issues, tackle obstacles to education, and bring new opportunities within the reach of thousands of children in the Caribbean and Pacific Ocean Islands. The programs, worth AED 12,778,857 (USD 3,478,660), are set to benefit more than 6,350 school children and will be implemented in Antigua and Barbuda, St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the Caribbean, as well as Vanuatu and Kiribati in the Pacific Ocean ......read more

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Empower to participate in WETEX and showcase its latest district cooling solutions…

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UAE, 5 October 2017- The Department of Economic Development (DED) – Ajman will host on November 1, 2017 the 4th Emirates Economic Planning Forum at the Emirates Hospitality Center (EHC) in Ajman. To be held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Ruler of Ajman and Member of the UAE Supreme Council of the Union, the two-day forum under the theme ‘Overseeing the ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention partners with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for ‘Visiting ...…

UAE, October 4, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) regarding a pediatric specialty consultation program that aims to provide clinical and educational services to hospitals under the Ministry. Through the ‘Visiting Consultants Program,’ MOHAP intends to bring ......read more

Ministry of Economy discusses cooperation in financial service & Blockchain technologies with ...…

The Ministry of Economy discussed prospects for enhancing cooperation and developing working relations in financial services and blockchain technologies during a meeting with specialized American companies led by Perianne Boring, Founder and President of the Chamber of Digital Commerce. H.E. Juma Al Kait, Assistant Undersecretary for Foreign Trade Affairs, received the US trade delegation at the ......read more

Department of Economic Development-Ajman set to launch second package of “50 New Smart Services” at ...…

UAE, October 4, 2017 - The Department of Economic Development - Ajman (DED-Ajman) is set to unveil 13 new e-services during its participation at the 37th edition of GITEX Technology Week (GITEX 2017), an annual consumer computer and electronics trade show, exhibition and conference, which will be held from October 8 to October 12, 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). The new set of ......read more

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