To encourage more people to begin their sustainability journey, the Year of Sustainability has launched.
The Year of Sustainability team, in its latest video release, the "Year of Sustainability: Today For Tomorrow” has called upon all those who call the UAE home to step-up efforts towards climate action.
President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan announced 2023 as the Year of Sustainability, and throughout the year, the nationwide initiative encouraged the public to adopt sustainable practices through activations focused on responsible consumption and environmental conservation towards climate action.
Addressing all those who call the UAE home, the video features Year of Sustainability team members inviting the public to commit to sustainable habits in their everyday lives, such as choosing green forms of transport, reducing waste, saving water and energy as well as growing plants at home, to showcase how collective action will directly impact the climate.
Reminding the public of why individual actions towards responsible consumption and environmental conservation are impactful, Year of Sustainability Strategic Digital Manager Mariam Almeraikhi said, "By taking responsibility for our everyday actions, such as portioning food, reducing red-meat consumption, avoiding single-use plastics and switching to slow fashion, we are taking power into our own hands to affect climate action.”
"As the UAE prepares to host COP28 and focuses on macro-level efforts to impede climate change, it is our responsibility to ensure we do everything in our power towards climate action. Our collective actions today will determine the future we leave behind for the next generation,” said Project Lead Eisa Alsubousi.
To encourage more people to begin their sustainability journey, the Year of Sustainability has launched a "Sustainable Personality” quiz as its most recent activation to help the public understand how they can contribute to a more sustainable future for the UAE and beyond.
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid noted the UAE’s progress in the energy sector: “Today, we operate two of the largest solar plants in the world and we will soon break ground on a third that is even larger.”
The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) on Saturday launched the Fujairah Cultured Coral Reef Gardens, the largest project of its kind in the UAE, in collaboration with Fujairah Municipality, Dibba Fujairah Municipality and the Fujairah Adventures. In line with the Ministry’s strategy to protect the UAE’s biodiversity and ensure its sustainability, the project is set to include the cultivation of 1.5 million coral reef colonies over the next five years.
The Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) held the third panel discussion of 2019 on the topic of “Climate Change: Time for Action” hosted by the Modul University in Dubai.
The open debate, held under the agenda item "Threats to International Peace and Security,” was a signature event of the UAE's presidency of the UN Security Council for the month of June and was chaired by Minister Almheiri.
"Dancing Santa" Ramiro Hinojas brought cheer to commuters and motorists at a busy intersection by showcasing his elaborate dance moves as he guides traffic flow in Manila, known for its notoriously gridlocked roads.
An official described seeing one child with part of his leg missing lying on the hospital floor for several hours, without receiving treatment for lack of medical staff.
The Ruler of Sharjah was briefed on the project, which comes within the framework of developing the electricity production sector system and is SEWGA largest investment in the field of energy in the emirate.
After repeated setbacks in the operation, military engineers and skilled miners are working by hand in a painstaking dig through rock and rubble towards the men using a so-called "rat-hole" mining technique to clear the final stretch.