Environment bulletins

Sustainability champion Dake Rechsand welcomes Sadhguru’s Save Soil movement, emphasizes sand technology as a fit-for-purpose solution in the Middle East

Sustainability champion Dake Rechsand welcomes Sadhguru’s Save Soil movement, emphasizes sand technology as a fit-for-purpose solution in the Middle East

As “Sadhguru” Jaggi Vasudev’s 100-day ‘Journey to Save Soil’ stopped over in the UAE, sustainability advocate Dake Rechsand voiced support, emphasizing the need for soil conservation and the potential role of sand technology  May 23rd, Dubai, UAE: Dake Rechsand, the Dubai-based company specializing in sustainability solutions for water conservation and desert farming, has voiced its support


Dubai’s only indoor rainforest is bringing back their once-in-a-lifetime chance to spend a night in the tropical bio-dome—but HURRY, as capacity is limited! Dubai, UAE, 20 May 2022: Ever wondered what it would be like to spend the night in a rainforest? Well, now you can with the return of The Green Planet’s much anticipated ‘Camping at

Countries must step up to fully fund US$80million FSO Safer oil tanker rescue off Yemen

Amsterdam, 11 May 2022 – Meeting at the UN pledge conference to salvage the FSO Safer oil tanker, countries like the Netherlands, France, Finland, Germany, Qatar, Sweden, the UK and others committed a total covering only half of the required US$80million needed to get the oil transferred from the rusting Safer currently anchored 6km (4

OP-ED 2022: The Year to Stop the Decline of the Ocean’s Health

by Ambassador Peter Thomson, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean With every breath we take, we are connected to the ocean. The ocean gives us oxygen, provides us with food and livelihoods. It stabilises our climate, absorbing most of the heat trapped in the Earth’s system. Billions of humans, animals and plants rely on

Enter the bat cave and feed dozens of fruit bats at The Green Planet!

Incredible new interactive wildlife experience is the first of its kind in the Middle East Dubai, UAE– 29 April: The Green Planet Dubai is now offering visitors the extraordinary opportunity to feed bats in the region’s only immersive bat cave.  A team member from The Green Planet will accompany intrepid visitors as they enter an atmospheric

Mastercard expands the Priceless Planet Coalition’s forest restoration effort

Five sites in Mastercard’s Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa region among 15 new projects across six continents Progress is accelerating toward goal of 100 million trees, as consumer support for environmental causes grows Mastercard is expanding the reforestation work of the Priceless Planet Coalition to include 15 new restoration projects, for a total of

Finastra teams up with EcoTree to provide a green offering for banks on the journey to net-zero emissions

Dubai, UAE – April 20, 2022 – Finastra today announced that it has teamed up with EcoTree, a specialized forestry company focused on carbon removal and biodiversity preservation through tree planting and sustainable forestry management. The initiative provides Finastra customers the opportunity to remove the carbon footprint associated with both the running and implementation of

USAID Sets the Ground for Sustainable Financial Ecosystem in Lebanon through the Launch of the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Stewardship Program

Wednesday, April 13, 2022 – Beirut: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Trade and Investment Facilitation (TIF) project, launched the Lebanon Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Stewardship Program in partnership with Capital Concept S.A.L., which is the first of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa region. The Lebanon ESG

“Plan Zero” to set the foundation for a more environmentally sustainable region UN-Habitat joins forces with the private sector to reduce plastic and glass waste in the MENA region

Beirut, 11 April 2022 – In an effort to limit the environmental impact of plastic and glass waste in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, UN-Habitat has signed a Memorandum of Understanding in July 2021 with Development Inc., Diageo, IBI Group, Nestlé Waters and PepsiCo, to jointly promote sustainable waste management and responsible

54.3% of startups have moved at least part of their operations abroad: New Report by Konrad Adenauer Foundation and Arabnet Assesses the Impact of the Lebanese Crisis on the Startup Ecosystem

Beirut, Lebanon; 31 March 2022: A new report commissioned by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and developed by Arabnet offers a comprehensive assessment of the impact of the Lebanese crisis on the local startup ecosystem, highlights opportunities, as well as potential solutions and policy recommendations. Titled ‘Braving the Storm: Safeguarding the Lebanese Innovation Economy’, the report