envoNEWS | Middle East | 2021 | February
Written by EnvoPAP team
19th March 2021
1 minute read
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.
Carbon Neutral World Cup 2022 Virtual Event
The Embassy of the State of Qatar and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosted a virtual event on March 8, 2021, titled, “Carbon-Neutral World Cup 2022.” This virtual event highlighted Qatar’s sustainability efforts, which remain at the core of the infrastructure and tournament operations planning for the FIFA World Cup 2022™, and Qatar’s tactics to deliver a fully carbon-neutral event.
Why regional e-commerce companies must prioritise sustainability
Rising demand for online shopping and time-definite deliveries is expected to weigh heavily on sustainability as urban density, air pollution and traffic congestion scale.
Jordan ranked best in Arab world for sustainable tourism
The list took into account environmental sustainability, social sustainability, economic stability, risks, sustainable demand, sustainable transport and sustainable lodging. According to Euromonitor, the pandemic has given tourism establishments an opportunity to rebuild themselves in a more sustainable way.
Bayara’s solar project
On March 2021, Gyma Food Industries – Bayara, the leading manufacturer of nuts, dried fruits and spices across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), celebrated its first year of solar powered operations at its main facility. Bayara’s solar solution, provided by Total, included the installation of more than 3,700 PV panels, across 7,000m2, reducing 1,000 tonnes of CO2 per year.