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Tag Archives: Sustainability

Zayed Future Energy Prize Seeks to Enhance Submissions from African Clean Energy Sector for 2014 Edition

Participates at African Utility Week in Cape Town, South Africa. As part of its outreach campaign to increase the number and quality of submissions from the African continent, the Zayed Future Energy Prize participated at the Clean Power Africa conference within the African Utility Week in Cape Town, South Africa, from 14 – 15 May 2013. Submissions to this year’s …

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R&M’s New CSR Report Highlights Company’s Achievements in Advancing Ecological Efficiency and Social Accountability

Jean-Pierre Labry, Executive Vice-President of R&M Middle East, Turkey and Africa. Cabling specialist produces new CSR report / 12.5 metric tons of CO2 saved by holding video conferences instead of business trips / Quality a key factor in sustainability. According to the new CSR report by R&M, the Swiss structured cabling specialist, a number of initiatives that have been implemented …

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QGBC and Austrade share green building expertise at seminar

Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC) hosted a trade delegation from Australia who shared their expertise on sustainable and environmentally friendly building practices today. Under the banner of Sustainable Design in Hot Arid Climates, the joint Green Build Seminar brought together key policymakers from Qatar’s green building industry and leading Australian experts in energy conservation and green building research and best …

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Algeria: Researchers make bricks from waste, desert sand

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By Wagdy Sawahel – SciDev.Net Algerian and Malaysian researchers have designed cheap eco-friendly bricks that can be made from waste materials. Population growth in many urban areas of the developing world is outstripping available housing, prompting interest in making bricks from cheap and durable local materials. Fifty six per cent of the African population is expected to live in urban …

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North African and Middle East Countries Poised to Upgrade Concentrated Solar Power Use with AfDB, World Bank, and CIF Support

On March 19, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and World Bank convened a workshop with representatives of Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia in Rabat, Morocco to review and upgrade the region’s path-breaking regional Investment Plan for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP), with funding from the Climate Investment Funds (CIF). The workshop presented an important opportunity for the five countries …

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3rd SmarTech to be held alongside 15th WETEX 2013

The 3rd SmarTech, the exhibition dedicated to showcasing energy-efficient products, green building tools and solutions and related-technologies, will be held alongside the 15th Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) 2013, which is organised under the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai and under the …

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Help us unearth Africa’s most promising renewable energy and sustainable technology initiatives

The annual US$4 million Zayed Future Energy Prize which recognises schools, individuals, companies and organisations making a significant impact in the fields of renewable energy and sustainability across the globe is now open for submissions for the 2014 awards. The Prize is distributed as follows: ·       Large Corporation – Recognition Award (No monetary value) ·       Small …

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Measure and Communicate the Social and Environmental Impacts of your CSR Initiatives

CSE is proud to announce a new Sustainability round table to take place on the 13th March in Dubai. Leading Guest speakers from Majid Al Futtaim, BuildGreen, Dubai Quality Group will join CSE to discuss the fundamental topic of our days “How to Measure and Communicate the Social and Environmental Impacts of your Initiatives”. Gain invaluable insights upon all hot …

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Diverse initiatives needed to educate green life: Salah Amiri

Sustainable Waste Management Team of Dubai Municipality organized 17 campaigns, 70 awareness programs and participated in 7 exhibitions in 2012. Eng. Salah Amiri, Assistant Director General of Dubai Municipality has stressed the need to maximize and diversify initiatives and campaigns for educating public on environment and sustainable approaches to preserve it. He said this while addressing members of Dubai Municipality …

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Eco-friendly timber composites aim to dominate Middle East outdoor construction sector

UK based Dura Composites predict that the UAE market for its eco-friendly composite timber decking and cladding is worth more than US$100 million annually. Dura Composites prepare to capitalise on US$100million market at Outdoor Design Build & Supply Suppliers of traditional hard-wood and soft-wood outdoor decking and cladding for the UAE outdoor construction industry have been warned – the time …

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