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Cop28 is the climate change conference that was held in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates in 2023

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Energy transition strategy ‘visibly failing’, says Aramco CEO

Saudi Aramco’s chief executive believes the current global energy transition strategy is “visibly failing on most fronts” and needs an urgent reset.   Despite $9.5 trillion of investment in the past two decades, other energy sources have still not scaled up sufficiently to offer an alternative to hydrocarbons, Amin Nasser told the CERAWeek by S&P Global […]

Workers at a uranium mine in Kazakhstan, which produces 43 percent of the world's total

Uranium prices rise with demand for nuclear power

Barakah in the UAE, Dabaa in Egypt, Bushehr in Iran and Akkuyu in Turkey. Nuclear energy is now seen by many countries as central to emissions reduction. It is little surprise then that demand for feedstock – mainly uranium – has been spiking. Prices for the mineral, which is critical to the production of nuclear power […]

Al Jaber and IAE representatives met in Paris and discussed ways to support climate change commitments

Take action to keep climate goal in reach, urges Al Jaber

The UAE consensus achieved at the Cop28 summit in Dubai set a clear roadmap for keeping global temperature rise to within 1.5C. Now the world must turn the plan into action and results, said Cop28 president Sultan Al Jaber.  Al Jaber told the International Energy Agency roundtable in Paris on Tuesday that all stakeholders must […]

Cop28 president Sultan Al Jaber said 'polarisation and pointing fingers' would not help to maintain the momentum gained at the 2023 event

UAE maintaining Cop28 momentum with ‘Troika’ partnership 

Cop28 host the UAE has reached an agreement with future hosts Azerbaijan and Brazil to make sure the momentum achieved at the event in Dubai continues throughout the next two climate summits. The Cop Presidencies Troika (group of three) was launched at Dubai’s Expo City with the aim of sticking to the 1.5C maximum global […]

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UAE’s daily air traffic hit all-time high on first day of Cop28

The UAE’s airports witnessed a 15 percent increase in air traffic during the Cop28 summit, held at Expo City Dubai from November 30 to December 12. Al Maktoum International Airport recorded the highest number of scheduled and unscheduled flights, such as private and business jets, on the first day of the conference, Saif Al Suwaidi, […]

Young West African activists demanding action on climate change

Doha-based carbon credit group signs West Africa deal

The Qatar-backed international carbon credit programme Global Carbon Council (GCC) has signed a deal to develop decarbonisation projects in West Africa. The Doha-based GCC signed the agreement at the UN climate conference Cop28 in Dubai last week with the West African Alliance for Carbon Markets and Climate Finance (WAA), a group of 16 West African […]

Abu Dhabi's Jubail Mangrove National Park features several kilometres of walkways

Why the UAE is focusing on mangrove conservation

A crab scuttles across the mud, side-stepping exposed mangrove roots until it dips into a hole, as a western reef heron perches between sprouting seedlings.  Another comes along and the scene is repeated across Abu Dhabi’s Jubail Mangrove National Park, where people are meandering along a 2km boardwalk on a December morning.  An hour away, […]

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Cop28 funds pave the way for Mena agricultural innovation

In 2022 Morocco suffered its worst drought in 40 years. It had a devastating impact on agricultural productivity – the country’s cereal production plunged by 60 percent and 280,000 jobs were lost. Thousands of miles to the east, motorists on the main road from the UAE to Oman see dead and dying palm trees on […]

President of Djibouti Mr Ismail Omar Guelleh speaking at Cop28 in Dubai. AMEA Power is planning a 1GW electrolyser project in the East African country

AMEA Power plans $15bn hydrogen investment in Africa

UAE renewable energy company AMEA Power is ready to develop projects worth $15 billion in Africa as it ramps up production of green hydrogen. The company, which has a clean energy pipeline of over 6 gigawatt (GW) across 20 countries, plans to develop three 1GW-scale electrolyser projects in Mauritania, Djibouti and Egypt. “We believe they […]

Red Sea Global is currently monitoring some 300 reef sites, rescuing corals through relocation

Saudi developer vows to protect Red Sea corals

Red Sea Global (RSG), the developer of the Red Sea and Amaala mega tourism projects, has announced its “coral commitment” to protect and regenerate corals in the Red Sea. The multi-layered programme was revealed at a side event during the Cop28 climate conference in Dubai. “The Red Sea has some of the most stunning and […]