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Sustainable development

21/11/2014 at 16:01h

Buildings to get energy seal

Brazil’s utility company Eletrobras is set to launch an initiative to measure energy efficiency levels at buildings. Aspects will include facades and roofs, lighting and air conditioning.

12/11/2014 at 19:09h

Gisele Bündchen to present award to Somali woman

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Fátima Jibrell, an environmental activist from Somalia, is receiving an award from the United Nations next week. She works for the preservation of natural resources in war-torn areas.

22/10/2014 at 19:13h

FAO initiative attempts to stop desertification

The program has been launched in partnership with the European Union to support farming in dry areas in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific. The goal is to ensure the sustainable use of land.

16/10/2014 at 07:00h

Jordanian woman wins UN Prize

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The Unctad’s Empretec Women in Business Award went to Lina Jalil Khalifeh, who founded the first women-only personal defence studio in the Middle East.

15/10/2014 at 14:20h

Creativity can help cities solve problems

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In a lecture at the Arab Chamber, a specialist in creative cities discusses projects implemented in Brazilian and global municipalities that have improved the quality of people’s lives.

06/10/2014 at 07:00h

Arab Chamber to host lecture on creative cities

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Professor Ana Carla Fonseca, a public administrator and economist, will discuss cities that constantly reinvent themselves. In an interview, she expounded on the subject and cited Abu Dhabi as a highlight.

24/09/2014 at 07:00h

Algeria identifies 21 areas for wind power

The North African country plans on developing the industry and having 40% of its energy originate from renewable sources by 2030.

23/09/2014 at 16:58h

Climate change fight does not harm economy

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Speaking at the Climate Summit in New York, president Dilma Rousseff stated that Brazil is proof that economic growth and environment preservation do not contradict one another.

24/07/2014 at 19:06h

Five Arab countries have very high HDI

Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Emirates, Bahrain and Kuwait are top-ranked countries of the Human Development Index of the United Nations. In comparison to the previous study, however, only Morocco moved up.

09/07/2014 at 07:00h

Egyptian wins prize for research in Brazil

Nagib Nassar lives in the country since the 1970s and has developed hybrid manioc plants with higher protein contents to help fight hunger. In December, he will be awarded a prize from Kuwait for his work.

19/06/2014 at 07:00h

Morocco to award prize to water management policies

The country is honouring individuals or organizations carrying out innovative work to ensure access to water, sanitation and energy. Applicants from all countries are accepted.

05/06/2014 at 12:55h

Brazil: a role model in forest protection

A report released by the United Nations highlights the country as the foremost successful case in reducing deforestation and greenhouse gas emission.