Sunday , 21 April 2019

Science & Tech

Social scientists demand bigger role in environmental research

This article was originally published on the SciDev.Net Website 15 June 2012. After decades of empirical evidence of climate change, why does climate change denial still exist? This is just one question that social scientists hope to shed light upon. Social science leaders have launched a campaign to make their work more “visible”, saying that their research into global environmental change is being ignored. They argue …

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Dubai Supreme Council of Energy joins UAE official delegation attending Rio+20 Earth Summit

Delegation headed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to highlight the UAE’s role in encouraging sustainability initiatives Dubai, June 16, 2012: A delegation from the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) headed by His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman, will join the official UAE delegation, headed by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to attend the Rio+20 Earth Summit in …

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IDG Connect Research Shows 44% of Future Tablet Buyers Intend to Invest in Android Devices Compared to the 27% who Favour the iPad

New study reveals a global shift towards Android tablet adoption amongst IT and business professionals, along with substantial work usage in this community IDG Connect’s study of 3124 worldwide IT and business professionals demonstrates a startling move away from iPads, especially in developing regions. Results show that 71% of respondents own a tablet, 51% of these have an iPad, but …

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A New Global Architecture for Sustainability Governance

Ahead of Rio+20, the Worldwatch Institute explores ways that governments can move toward a more efficient architecture for environmental institutions Washington, D.C.—-At the upcoming Rio+20 summit from June 20 to 22, political leaders will embark on new measures to achieve sustainability by enhancing institutional capacity. In particular, the summit will seek to improve the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and …

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The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy presents the recommendations of The Sustainable Arabia: Clean Energy Conference

On May 2-3, in Dubai, the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) hosted a regional policy dialogue among concerned parties from the Arab countries to prepare for the forthcoming UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in June 2012, Rio De Janeiro . The “Sustainable Arabia: Clean Energy” conference discussed the Green Economy and how it is linked to sustainable development. …

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Bahrain’s Budding Entrepreneurs Present their Business Plans to “Mashroo3i” Judging Panel

Tamkeen’s “Mashroo3i” Youth Business Plan Competition is progressing well with talented young Bahraini participants delivering live presentations of their Business Plans to the competition judging panel from Thursday 14 June to Saturday 16 June. Once the series of presentations is completed, the top 30 projects will be selected for the final stage. Projects will be judged based on many factors …

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World food stocks to rise, but hunger risks persist in Sahel, Near East / Food security worsening in Syria, Yemen, amid unrest, says FAO

FAO’s quarterly forecast of agricultural production and food security gives an overall positive outlook for cereal production worldwide, but warns that several regions of the world are expected to struggle with the consequences of poor rainfall, severe weather, armed conflict and displacement. The Crop Prospects and Food Situation report forecasts a record increase of 3.2 percent in world cereal production …

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African nations agree to put a price on nature

This article was originally published on the SciDev.Net Website 8 June 2012 Natural capital accounting is to be discussed at Rio+20. It involves participating countries putting an economic value on their natural resources, helping to show the worth of things they may take for granted. But is this dangerous territory? Will countries start to look at their natural habitats and merely see …

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Two Students to Represent Masdar Institute’s YFEL Program at Rio+20 Summit in Brazil

YFEL Members to Highlight Role of Research in Obtaining Sustainable Solutions at UAE Pavilion Abu Dhabi-UAE: 13 June, 2012 – The Young Future Energy Leaders (YFEL) program, an outreach initiative of Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, today announced two of its members will highlight the role of …

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Polysilicon and solar industry experts encouraged to join QSTec – The hub of solar energy in the MENA region

Munich, Germany, 13 June 2012 – Qatar Solar Technologies (QSTec) on Wednesday urged polysilicon and solar industry experts to join the organization and help build a brand new industry of solar energy in Qatar; the solar hub for the Middle East and North Africa region. Abdulla Saif Al Mesallam, QSTec’s Chief Financial Officer was addressing an international audience from a panel session …

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