Climate Change

  • DMT: Making Sustainability Top Priority in Abu Dhabi

    DMT Abu Dhabi

    Abu Dhabi is focusing on stemming the impacts of climate change through various stringent policies and initiatives. Aligning to this objective, the Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) has put environmental sustainability at the top of its priorities by setting strict policies and procedures to tackle climate change challenges like extreme weather conditions, droughts, wildfires, storms, floods and sea level rise that affect the biodiversity, food security and water availability in the emirate.

  • du Joins Dubai Can Initiative to Combat Plastic Pollution

    du Joins Dubai Can Initiative to Combat Plastic Pollution

    du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), will support ‘Dubai Can’ – an innovative citywide sustainability initiative launched by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, that encourages and empowers communities to reduce the use of single-use plastic bottles. In light of this initiative, the telco has implemented multiple initiatives at its new headquarters in Dubai Hills. du’s sustainable and technologically- advanced headquarters symbolize its journey to a leading digital telco with new values that drive a purpose-driven mindset and sustainable ethos.

  • Finnish capital passes strategy aimed at making city 'carbon-neutral' by 2035

    Finland has established itself as one of the most progressive countries in the entire world - and that has once again been evidenced by Helsinki's latest proposal to combat climate change. A proposal tabled at making the capital city carbon-neutral by 2035 - was unanimously passed by Helsinki City Council.

  • Green transportation systems key for sustainable cities

    Yousif Ahmed Al-Mutawa, chief executive officer of Sharjah Sustainable City shares his views on the importance of Green transport systems.

  • How Singapore Is Bringing Homes and Nature Parks Closer

    Singapore, one of the world’s greenest cities, is aiming for an ambitious project to bring every home within just 10 minutes of the nearest nature park by 2030.

  • Lebanon conserves forests with new ‘smart forest’ initiative

    The Cedar International Festival has launched a new Smart Forest solution in collaboration with Eurisko Mobility which uses artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) to monitor and protect seven forests in Lebanon.

  • London joins forces against climate change

     The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is partnering with eleven major UK businesses in a bid to make London the world’s greenest global city.

  • Major cities of the world commit to zero emissions from 2025

    Some of the world's biggest cities have pledged their commitment to protect the environment and rid their cities of harmful fossil fuels by agreeing to deploy zero emissions buses from 2025. Twelve major cities will introduce the environmentally-friendly vehicles to its transportation systems from 2025, in a bid to make major areas of their cities 'fossil fuel free' by 2030.

  • Melbourne maps its urban forests

    Melbourne is mapping all its trees, vegetation and shrubs within the city in an effort to better understand where its trees are growing and which areas need more attention.

  • New York inaugurates EV charging pilot program

    Central Hudson Gas & Electric and Orange & Rockland, New York-based utility providers, have announced the piloting of an electric vehicle (EV) program for their customers residing in the Hudson Valley.

  • Scalable smart meter data management deemed necessary for water conservation

    Smart water meters produce an enormous amount of data so meter data management (MDM) systems are essential when it comes to converting the data into insights that will prove useful and be actionable.

  • Smart Electricity Metering Set for Robust Growth in Europe

    Smart electricity metering

    At a time when Europe is struggling with high electricity bills as a result of reduced energy supplies from Russia, the market for smart electricity meters is set for robust growth, with a total of 106 million smart electricity meters forecasted to be deployed across the region during 2022–2027, according to the latest study of the European smart metering market. More than 56% of the electricity customers in EU27+3 had a smart meter by the end of 2022. The study has closely tracked the development of the market since the research company’s inception in 2004. At the end of 2021, the EU27+3 region was home to nearly 163 million smart electricity meters, corresponding to a penetration rate of 53%. Growing at a robust CAGR of 5.8%, the installed base of smart electricity meters is expected to reach a penetration rate of 74% by 2027, driven by large rollouts in the UK, Poland and eventually also Germany and Greece, in combination with nationwide rollouts in several small- and mid-sized countries. The European smart gas metering market will meanwhile increase its installed base of devices, from 46 million units in 2021 to 76 million units in 2027.

  • Tech company platform helps cities achieve emission reduction goals

    ClimateView’s platform provides cities with pre-populated and evolving climate data and ways to test and evaluate millions of scenarios that balance emission reduction goals with essential activities in their local economy, thereby supporting sustainable growth.

  • US operator set to spend $1bn on addressing climate change

    US telecommunications behemoth Verizon has pledged its commitment to helping the environment in an effort to address climate change by investing $1bn in green-friendly projects.

  • What does the surge in electric vehicles mean for the ICT industry?

    The use of electric vehicles as a means to cut transport emissions and ride over the fluctuating price and availability of oil is gaining momentum worldwide.