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Fifty nine government, private entities showcase services at Smart Dubai pavilion at GITEX Technology

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Smart Dubai’s pavilion at the GITEX Technology Week 2018 – held at the Dubai World Trade Centre from October 14-18 – is set to host 59 Government entities and private companies in Dubai, exhibiting their latest smart services to the public.

WETEX 2018 documents UAE’s drive towards green energy reliance

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The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, is keen to promote all forms of green energy as a clean alternative to conventional energy derived from environmentally friendly fossil fuels, in line with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs, of the United Nations 2030 Agenda, and with DEWA’s vision to be a sustainable, innovative, world-class utility.

Experts highlight urgent need to plan for net zero cities at 7th Annual EmiratesGBC Congress

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Regional and international experts on sustainable built environments came together at the 7th Annual Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC) Congress to discuss best practices and immediate strategies to transition to net zero cities within the coming decade to curb the damaging effects of carbon emissions.

Dubai Cares kicks off three-year ‘School Enterprise Challenge’ programme in Nicaragua

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Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, kicked off a three-year programme in Nicaragua, in partnership with Teach a Man to Fish, a non-profit organisation supporting schools across Africa, Asia and Latin America to establish student-led enterprises that are both educational and profit-making.

WGEO, GGGI launch joint initiative for the funding of smart green cities

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The World Green Economy Organization, WGEO, and the Global Green Growth Institute, GGGI, signed a partnership agreement today in Dubai to fast-track green investments into bankable smart city projects.

UAE adopts comprehensive approach in supporting refugees: UAE Permanent Representative in Geneva

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The UAE pursues a comprehensive approach in supporting world refugees with special emphasis on women and other members of vulnerable groups, said Obaid Salim Al Zaabi, the UAE Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva.

UAE extends AED3 billion economic aid package to support Jordanian economy

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The UAE today signed an agreement with the Jordanian government to extend an economic aid package worth AED3 billion (US$833 million) to stimulate and support economic growth in Jordan. The allocation will be managed by Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, ADFD.

OFID stresses importance of energy, partnership in pursuit of SDGs

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A high level delegation from the OPEC Fund for International Development, OFID, on Tuesday, attended the 11th Arab Energy Conference in Marrakech, Morocco, under the theme ‘Energy and Arab Cooperation’.

Central Region dams retain over 100,000 cubic metres of rainwater

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Rains fell on 29th September, have boosted the amount of water stored by reservoirs of dams in the counrry's Central Region to 106,500 cubic metres, according to figures released by the Ministry of Energy and Industry.

WETEX, Dubai Solar Show attract world’s largest companies

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The issue of potable water scarcity around the world has led several companies operating in this sector to invest in research using new technologies for water production and storage, limiting water wastage and rationalising consumption. Global research and developmental efforts have led to a qualitative shift in water desalination, reducing costs, wastewater treatment, and introducing alternative clean energy sources to desalinate water, such as solar power and other innovative technologies.

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment assesses adaptation to climate change in UAE

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The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has conducted an overall assessment of climate adaptation in the health context in the UAE. Through surveys and a stakeholders’ workshop, MOCCAE outlined the direct and indirect climate-related health risks and the existing and possible actionable solutions for public health adaptation.

US$34.5 million confirmed in grants under UAE-Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund

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Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, today confirmed that the UAE is proceeding with grants totalling US$34.5 million (AED126.7 million) to fund renewable energy projects in the Caribbean that are built to withstand Category-5 hurricanes and located for enhanced resilience. This amount builds on $15 million of projects announced last year as part of the UAE-Caribbean Renewable Energy under Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation.

Experts to discuss Net Zero Cities at 7th EmiratesGBC Congress

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Regional and international experts on sustainable built environments will come together at the 7th Annual Emirates Green Building Council, EmiratesGBC, Congress to discuss best practices and strategies to go beyond net zero carbon buildings, and explore the significance of net zero cities in ensuring the viability and liveability of our cities in the future.

UAE sets nine goals as major priorities of its participation in UNGA 73

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The United Arab Emirates has set nine priorities to it will seek to highlight during its participation in the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 73), an event held amidst a high-profile presence of world heads of state, government leaders, and foreign ministers of UN member states.

SDO launches blockchain-based ‘Payment Reconciliation and Settlement’ system

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The Smart Dubai Office, SDO, today launched the "Payment Reconciliation and Settlement" system, in collaboration with the Dubai Department of Finance, which is a blockchain-based upgrade to its financial system.

OFID’s Governing Board approves over US$270m for operations in developing countries

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The Board of Governors of the OPEC International Development Fund (OFID) has approved US$270 million financing plan for projects supporting sustainable development in many developing countries worldwide.

FNC Parliamentary Division affirms UAE’s leading role in attaining 2030 SDGs

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The Federal National Council, FNC, Parliamentary Division has affirmed that the UAE’s clear development and many regional and international reports and indexes highlight the country's leading role in implementing the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs, 2030.

Bill Gates thanks UAE for role in the fight to end world poverty

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The philanthropist Bill Gates has thanked the UAE for its support in working to eliminate deadly diseases and reduce world poverty.

MOCCAE, Global Green Growth Institute to review Green Economy Indicators

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The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, MOCCAE, today concluded a two-day workshop on performance measurement for greening the economy, organised in collaboration with the Global Green Growth Institute, GGGI.

Al Zeyoudi highlights UAE’s proactive climate action on global stage

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A high-level UAE delegation, headed by Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, has concluded a successful visit to the state of California, United States. The prime goal of the visit was to participate in the Global Summit on Climate Action in San Francisco, California, where decision makers from around the world sat down together to present and scrutinize plans and proposals for broader and more effective future action on climate change.

UAE, Bangladesh discuss boosting cooperation

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Ways of accelerating cooperation and partnership relations, exchanging of experiences, information and knowledge were the main topic of discussions at a meeting Ahmed Shabib Al Dhaheri, Secretary-General of the Federal National Council, FNC, had with a delegation of the National Defence College of Bangladesh.

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