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Recent Environment Related News from UAE

by Aaditya Singh | 10-12-2017 08:42 recommendations 0 recommendations

As I am not living in UAE now, I am trying to keep in touch with the eco news from the nation through news reports, as and when I get the opportunity.

Sharing some of the online reports with all members.


Dubai pet owners told to use poop scoop bags while walking their pets

Published in Gulf News, December 7, 2017

As part of this year's Clean Up the World campaign, Dubai Municipality organised a cleanliness and awareness drive, urging dog owners to maintain the cleanliness of the city. The initiative was aimed to convey the municipality's message to the pet owners to take care of the cleanliness of the city as an individual responsibility by consciously dealing with the waste of their dogs when they take their dogs for a walk on the public streets.

Pet owners were asked to keep plastic bags dedicated for this purpose. The drive also urged them to collect their pets' waste instantly and dispose them of in allocated places to help preserve the civilised face of the city and prevent polluting the green spaces and roads.

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Another green feather in Dubai's cap- getting certified by C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group

Published in Gulf News, December 9, 2017

Dubai has achieved a new milestone in its efforts to reduce carbon emissions — it has been certified by the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, a leading global network of cities committed to tackling climate change and protecting the planet. This is in recognition of the city;s advanced role in environmental protection, and an acknowledgement of its plans and programs to reduce GHG emissions that pose a threat to the climate worldwide.

Dubai has launched many green programs and initiatives, including Dubai;s Carbon Abatement Strategy to reduce carbon emissions by 16% by 2021; the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 to ensure 75% of Dubai's energy from clean energy sources by 2050; and the Demand Side Management Strategy to reduce energy and water demand by 30% by 2030.

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Kids become soil scientists as part of Dubai Municipality's awareness drive to mark World Soil Day

Published in Gulf News, December 8, 2017

The World Soil Day is observed on December 5, by the FAO to raise awareness on the importance of healthy soil and advocating for the sustainable management of soil resources. This year's theme, 'Caring for the Planet Starts from the Ground' — focuses on encouraging people to realize that soil health is connected to our own health.

With more than 80% of the soil in the UAE being sandy and only 13% suitable for irrigated farming, UAE faces a scarcity of this natural resource, which is vital for plant growth. Considering this the Environment Department of Dubai Municipality is marking the World Soil Day at Kite Beach in Dubai this weekend. The three-day community awareness program that concluded today (9th December 2017) included a series of performances, workshops and interactive activities, mainly targeting children. Soil experiments for children and adults turned the public into scientists conducting simple experiments that demonstrated basic soil principles such as the formation and content of soil and how readily it erodes.

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    good job man
    Posted 29-01-2018 18:49

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    thanks for the update
    Posted 29-01-2018 18:49

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  • Eco Generation says :
    Oh, Aaditya! We didn't know you were moving from the UAE. Where are you in now? Thanks for the reports about the UAE though you're not there any more!! :D
    Posted 20-12-2017 11:21

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