envoNEWS | Middle East | 2021 | January
Written by envoPAP team
11th February 2021
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As the Middle East continues to be an important economic region in the world, awareness of sustainability has steadily increased. This monthly edition provides you with more locally-focused updates within the Middle East, so that you can remain easily up to date with changes in sustainable initiatives.
UAE Focuses on Diversifying Energy Sources
The UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure has announced it will cooperate with federal and local authorities to achieves goals 6,7 and 11 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), through implementing projects and initiatives aimed at making cities and communities comprehensive, safe, flexible and sustainable by 2030.
Barcelo Hotel Group plans for more sustainable 2021
Ahmad Abi Oula, director of operations at Barceló Hotel Group: “Sustainability has always been a necessary focus for us and will continue to be so in the upcoming year. Occidental Al Jaddaf, scheduled to open in February 2021, has been designed to utilize solar panels to operate water heaters for energy conservation and will place low flow devices in public bathrooms and showers to reduce water consumption, which is just a few examples of our commitment to implementing the best sustainability practices in our hotels.”
Saudi Royal to Speak at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week
Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed is joining global experts to discuss the future of food at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2021. At the event hosted by Masdar, Prince Khaled will bring his experience as founder and CEO of KBW Ventures to a panel entitled The Future of Food – New Tastes, New Priorities, New Technologies.
Siemens Signs New Deal To Create Clean Energy In The Middle East
Governments and entities in the Middle East are embracing renewable energy. But as they take advantage of the immense potential of resources such as the sun and wind in the region, they face a huge hurdle of integrating electricity supply into existing grids that are generally designed for traditional stable power generation.
Siemens Middle East has found an incredible new solution, green hydrogen.
The envoPAP team