The Siemens Headquarters by architects Sheppard Robson in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi is anticipated to be the first LEED Platinum office building in the Middle East, and it could set a new standard for sustainable building practices in that region. The headquarters is part of a strategic partnership between Masdar [...]
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DUBAI – More than 30,000 world leaders, industry experts and technology innovators are expected to attend the sixth World Future Energy Summit, or WFES, from January 15-17 in Abu Dhabi, firmly establishing it as the world’s foremost event for the renewable energy and environment industry.
Abu Dhabi, 28 October, 2012 – Innovation was the theme of the keynote address on the last day of the inaugural Asia Future Energy Forum in Singapore, covering what will be a central point of discussion at the sixth World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi in January 2013.
Whether we are confronting the challenges of climate change or the problems posed by the growing scarcity of commodities such as carbon fuels and metals, technologies that boost efficiency have never been as vital as they are today.
The seeds sown in 2006 in Abu Dhabi are producing a rich harvest
Yesterday, Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, CEO of Masdar and United Arab Emirates Special (UAE) Envoy for Energy and Climate Change, addressed members of the International Peace Institute (IPI) – a New York-based independent, not-for-profit think tank dedicated to promoting the prevention and settlement of conflicts by strengthening international peace and security institutions.
With CCS projects now included under the Clean Development Mechanism, a component of the Kyoto Protocol that promotes investment in emissions-reduction projects in exchange for tradable credits, the potential for CCS is back in the spotlight.
The prospects for the UAE becoming a regional carbon trading hub have also received a boost following the partial agreement [...]
The 17th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, or COP 17, ended two days past its deadline but ultimately on a positive note late Sunday night.
The conference was able to make headway on some of the key issues – extending the Kyoto Protocol, realizing a process to agree emissions [...]
My country, the Maldives, is just 1.5 metres above the sea. For us, climate change is no abstract or future threat, but a clear and present danger to our survival.
But climate change not only threatens the Maldives, it threatens us all. If you can’t save the Maldives today, you can’t save other countries tomorrow.
That’s why [...]