COP21: A Message from Sudan

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On Monday November 30th the COP21 commenced in Paris with a leaders’ event at Le Bourget. Each head of state carried out a speech, and statements were different in their contexts let alone the fact that some heads of state had the opportunity to speak and skipped their turn. It is maybe because they are […]

Everything You Need to Know About Protecting Rainforests

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Rising levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere have been linked to climate change. Rainforests are part of the solution to climate change because they remove 4.4 billion tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere every year. With the destruction of large sections of the rainforest to make way for cattle ranching, agriculture, logging or […]

Things You Should Know About Environmental Risks of Camping

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Camping is the reserve of the eco-conscious among us. Instead of booking into hotels which use masses of electricity, we head to campsites when we go away. It doesn’t take a genius to work out that sleeping under the stars is better for the environment. But, it would be naive to assume camping is without […]

Green Business Sector in the Middle East: Perspectives

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With growing awareness among consumers for eco-friendly products, it is becoming highly important for businesses in the Middle East to adopt and implement green strategies. It is not only the requirement of customers but also compliance to regulations and reduction in operating costs that drive the implementation of environment-friendly methods in business. Corporate social responsibility (or […]

Everything You Need to Know About Climate Finance

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One of the central elements of climate change negotiations is climate finance, sometimes also referred to as green finance. Let me quote the definition of Climate finance from the Standing Committee on Finance under the UNFCCC: Climate finance refers to local, national or transnational financing, which may be drawn from public, private and alternative sources […]

Progress of Clean Energy Sector in the Gulf Countries

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The energy sector in the Gulf countries has played and will continue to play an important role in the regional as well as global economy. The oil and gas sector is the largest economic sector in the region. In addition to satisfying energy needs for economic and social development, it is the source of oil […]

Urban Heat Island Effect: Causes, Impacts and Mitigation

UHI Effect

The urban heat island effect arises due to absorption of incident radiation from the sun by built surfaces of tall buildings, roof, concrete structures and asphalt roads and then releasing it in the form of heat. The term “urban heat island” describes the built-up areas that are significantly hotter than the surrounding open, natural or […]

10 Top Reasons to Purchase Hybrid Cars

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When you’re made to choose between buying a hybrid car and a normal car, you’d probably by the latter. Reasons could be that hybrid cars “might” be more expensive than normal cars, while for others changing preferences with a usual car to a hybrid one is like changing your views and might end up choosing […]

Winter Smog – Causes, Impacts and Management

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In many developing countries, the air quality during the winter months plummet due to winter smog which not only causes massive disruption in daily activities but also create a mass public health crisis with spike in patient population with asthma and lung and respiratory diseases during the period of its occurrence. Let us explore the […]

6 Top Benefits of Refuse Derived Fuels

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Solid waste is a growing problem in all countries, and a critical problem in almost all the cities of the developing world. Developed countries have in recent years reduced the environmental impact of solid waste through sanitary landfills and high-temperature incineration, as well as conserving natural resources and energy through increased recycling, but the volume […]

Natural Gas as a Feasible Alternative to Diesel

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Our dependency on fossil fuels has become a hotly debated topic over the past few years, and many industries are now turning to alternative fuels in an effort to protect the planet from harmful emissions. Natural gas has emerged as a forerunner in the field of alternative transportation fuels, and many drivers, both commercial and […]

Negative Effects of Industrialization

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When exploration of crude oil, coal mining occurs and burning of fossil fuels there is an increase in atmospheric carbon which is higher than natural sedimentation of Carbon as observed in industrialized nations.  In the last two and a half centuries, the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere has increased by one third. Ecosystems which were a […]

CDM Prospects in Middle East and North Africa

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The Middle East and North Africa region is highly susceptible to climate change, on account of its water scarcity, high dependence on climate-sensitive agriculture, concentration of population and economic activity in urban coastal zones, and the presence of conflict-affected areas. Moreover, the region is one of the biggest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions on account […]

Why Having Strong CSR Credentials is Important for Businesses

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Corporate Social Responsibility has become the latest buzzword of late, only because people have started realizing that the ‘profit only’ motive of the corporate giants has a terrible impact on social issues, like human rights and environmental sustainability. Infact, many corporations push governments to ease environmental regulations to save millions through shortcuts in environmental care […]

An Introduction to Environmental CSR

Environmental CSR

Environmental CSR is the duty to cover environmental consequences of a particular company’s operations, products and facilities. The major components of environmental CSR are elimination of waste and emissions, maximizing energy efficiency and productivity and minimizing practices that may adversely affect utilization of natural resources by coming generations. Sustainability and carbon footprint occupies an increasingly […]

Gaining Ground on Air and Water Quality Improvements

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Air and water quality are important aspects of both our environmental and our personal health. In the United States alone, poor air causes an estimated 60,000 deaths per year, while water pollution continues to be a significant and costly problem for communities like Flint, Michigan. Awareness of the importance of air and water quality has […]

Importance of Sustainable Energy for Singapore

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We are continuously hearing statements from people that Singapore should invest consistently in sustainable development. It should because this is the sole way to ensure dynamic growth and create an environment that is livable in the future. Although these statements are true, the expert team at “Visa Express” – Singapore visa consultant agency conducted research […]

India’s Carbon Emissions Fall for the First Time in 40 Years

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India’s carbon emission data analysis undertaken by Carbon Brief and re-released by the BBC (May 12, 2020) date from 1967 to the first quarter of the year 2020, show a tend trend of a steady rising increase in carbon emissions (MtCO2). The figures start out very low, (less than 10MtCO2) reaching 30 million tonnes by […]

The Dos And Don’ts Of Supporting Green Businesses

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There are various ways you can help to improve the environment and make sure that you have a very eco-friendly way of life. For instance, you might want to cut down on the number of times you use your car per week. You might also want to become a vegetarian so that you can reduce […]

Climate Change and Public Health

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Climate change is now a major universal challenge and needs urgent attention. The impacts of climate change are not only restricted to the physical and climatological events like changing weather patterns, heavy rainfalls, floods, hurricanes, droughts, wildfires, heat stress, food and water shortages etc. but also has a major impact on individual and public health. Climate change is severely affecting […]

What Are the Benefits of Biomethane to the Environment?

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The planet is already suffering because of questionable environmental practices. It is becoming increasingly necessary to find sustainable solutions to save the earth. One of the solutions comes in the form of alternative energy sources. Biomethane is counted among the few alternatives of energy sources. This is because it is both renewable and eco-friendly. While […]

Why You Should Replace Your Spark Plugs Regularly?

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Spark plugs constitute a small but integral part of a vehicle’s motor as they provide the much-needed spark that creates the ignition for the combustion of the air and fuel mixture within the engine’s cylinders. This continuous ignition that occurs within the engine’s cylinders is what keeps a vehicle moving on the road. This means […]

Lebanon Climate Act

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Lebanon Climate Act is being organized in line with its INDC, country’s climate change engagement at COP21. Lebanon’s INDC is the Intended Nationally Determined Contribution where Lebanon has publicly outlined what climate actions it intends to take under a new international agreement by 2030, and has mainly set a target of 15% CO2 emissions reduction […]