Sunday , 18 August 2019

Green Technologies

Green for Growth Fund (GGF) attracts EUR 4 million in new catalytic funding for climate action in Middle East North Africa (MENA) region

GGF has seen remarkable growth in its MENA investment portfolio, which increased by over 50% in volume in 2018 to cross the EUR 133 million mark Climate Action in the Middle East North Africa (CAMENA) invests EUR 4 million in the GGF to attract private capital for helping the region fight climate change; together with EUR 5 million EIB investment, …

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60 young debaters from the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and the Balkans met in Malta to debate a sustainable 2030 future

The overall objective of the Young Mediterranean voices programme is to empower young people to enhance a culture of dialogue to contribute to public policy “It is our duty to build the next generation of Euro-Mediterranean dialogue leaders to transform debate into action for a sustainable future. This was stated by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion Carmelo …

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Appointment of regional Vice Chair of World Green Building Council’s MENA region

Engineer Al Shamari has been appointed on a two-year term for his leadership in the green building movement Engineer Meshal Al Shamari, Director, Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC), a member of Qatar Foundation, has been appointed Regional Vice Chair of the World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC) Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Regional Network – a group of green building …

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WETEX & Dubai Solar Show present the latest developments, investments and technologies in energy, water, solar, environment and green development

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is organising the 21st Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) 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 patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and …

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UAE promotes clean energy, green initiatives

UAE has taken early steps to conserve natural resources, increase the contribution of clean energy, and implement green development plans World Environment Day 2019 provides an opportunity to urge governments, industries, communities, and individuals to work together to explore renewable energy and green technologies, thereby improving air quality in cities and regions around the world, said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, …

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Hanergy to set up the region’s first thin-film solar power industrial park in Middle East

The total investment of the project will be over one billion dollars The world’s largest thin-film solar power solution company, Hanergy Thin Film Power Group has signed an MOU investment cooperation agreement with Ajlan & Bros on Monday (Jan. 28) in launching the first solar thin-film industrial park in the Middle East region. The total investment of the project will …

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UAE’s Department of Energy experts discuss solar energy and other topics on Day 3 of World Future Energy Summit

Over 850 companies representing over 40 countries have converged at the 2019 edition of WFES to view the latest “green” technology and offer thought leadership through platforms including the Future Sustainability Summit, WFES Expo, WFES Forums, CLIX (Climate Innovations Exchange), the Abu Dhabi Sustainable Finance Forum and other WFES hosted events. Experts from the UAE’s Department of Energy (DoE), a …

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WGES 2018: Former UN climate head lays down solar challenge to UAE

Christina Figures challenges country to further reduce the cost of renewable energy production The former secretary-general of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change laid down a challenge to the United Arab Emirates to continue working to drive down the cost of solar energy at the World Green Economy Summit in Dubai on Wednesday. Christina Figures hailed the “fantastic …

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UAE kicks off $50mln green energy projects in the Caribbean

Solar projects in the Bahamas, Barbados, and St Vincent and the Grenadines will significantly cut energy costs The first three renewable energy projects under the $50 million UAE-Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund (UAE-CREF) have broken ground in the Bahamas, Barbados and Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MOFAIC) announced today. Fully financed by …

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Innovative Solar House prototype by Baitykool competes for prestigious Solar Decathlon Middle East 2018 Award

University teams from UAE, Palestine, & France collaborate to create a remarkable energy saving prototype Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy along with the French Embassy in the United Arab Emirates are proudly supporting Baitykool, a solar house prototype project, in its bid to win the best concept and building of an ecological …

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