Africa Finance Corporation: Three steps for Africa to combat climate change

Africa Finance Corporation: Three steps for Africa to combat climate change

LAGOS, Nigeria–(BUSINESS WIRE/AETOSWire)– With hopes for countering global warming pinned on progress at the upcoming COP27 UN Climate Change Conference in Egypt, a new report from the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), Africa’s leading infrastructure solutions provider, sets out the continent’s stance by balancing the need for emissions reduction with critical development imperatives. The report, Roadmap to Africa’s COP: A Pragmatic Path to Net Zero, is set within a context where Africa has borne the brunt of the most devastating impacts of climate change, while contributing little to global emissions. This low…

QNET Reinforces its Commitment to Sustainability with Global Reforestation Initiative

QNET Reinforces its Commitment to Sustainability with Global Reforestation Initiative

QNET partners with EcoMatcher to launch Green Legacy with Forests in three global locations to combat climate change   DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES–(AETOSWire) Reiterating its commitment towards sustainability, e-commerce based direct selling company, QNET, announced its new Green Legacy programme in partnership with Certified B Corporation, EcoMatcher with the planting of three new forests in the UAE, Kenya, and the Philippines. The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) identify reforestation and sustainable forest management as key to combating climate change. QNET understands the critical role of forests in the livelihoods,…

Africa Finance Corporation Plans $500 Million Infrastructure Climate Resilient Fund under newly created asset management division, AFC Capital Partners

Africa Finance Corporation Plans 0 Million Infrastructure Climate Resilient Fund under newly created asset management division, AFC Capital Partners

LAGOS, Nigeria–(BUSINESS WIRE/AETOSWire) – As part of its drive to address Africa’s vulnerability to climate risk, Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) has created an independent asset management arm, AFC Capital Partners, with a debut offering: the Infrastructure Climate Resilient Fund (ICRF). AFC Capital Partners plans to raise US$500m in the next twelve months and US$2 billion over the next three years. The ICRF will act as a direct investor and a co-investment fund to enhance the quality of African ports, roads, bridges, rail, telecommunications, clean energy, and logistics in the face…

Farnek to fight climate change in Middle East with international partner

فارنك توقع اتفاقية شراكة دولية لمكافحة تغير المناخ في الشرق الأوسط

Farnek to fight climate change in Middle East with international partner UAE-based smart & green FM company signs agreement with Munich-headquartered ClimatePartner Farnek to offer carbon management programs to environmentally-conscious companies in the UAE and wider Middle East   Leading UAE-based smart and green facilities management (FM) company Farnek, has joined forces with Munich-based ClimatePartner, international solutions provider for corporate climate action. The agreement allows Farnek to provide consultancy and advisory on the full range of ClimatePartner’s life cycle carbon management services to help Middle East businesses, reduce the negative…

Zayed Sustainability Prize 2022 Expands Global Reach with Submissions from Record 151 Countries

Zayed Sustainability Prize 2022 Expands Global Reach with Submissions from Record 151 Countries

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates,  (AETOSWire): Following a six-month submissions phase amidst the prevailing restrictions imposed by the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Zayed Sustainability Prize, the UAE’s pioneering global award in sustainability, has officially closed entries for its 2022 awards. With a remarkable 4,000 applications received, the Prize marked a notable 68.5% increase in submission entries compared to the previous cycle. Attracting submissions from a record 151 countries, representing over three quarters of the world’s countries, the Prize proves to be truly global in its reach and impact. This includes a significant…

Euromonitor webinar assesses prospects for global travel and tourism

يورومونيتور إنترناشيونال تقيم ندوة عبر الإنترنت

 Euromonitor International – the leading market research firm – will host a webinar with WTM Global to discuss the prospects for the global travel and tourism market. Called ‘Travel Industry Update with Euromonitor 2021’, the webinar will feature Caroline Bremner, Head of Travel and Tourism Research at Euromonitor International. The virtual event will take place on 25th March, 2021, starting at 6pm GST (2pm GMT) on WTM Global Hub [www.hub.wtm.com] With almost 25 years of experience at Euromonitor International, Bremner is a regular commentator on trends for World Travel Market. She…

fight against climate change

مكافحة تغير المناخ عن طريق إعادة الاستخدام وإعادة التدوير

Reusing and recycling; individual and collective actions in the fight against climate change Ahead of COP26, representatives from Saudi Arabia and the UK government discussed climate change issues yesterday in an online roundtable hosted by the British Embassy in Riyadh Climate change is the biggest and most urgent challenge of our time. During a live forum hosted yesterday by the British Embassy in Riyadh, experts from private and public sectors and civil society discussed the challenge, strategies and actions that need to be taken, with a particular focus on plastic…

The Kindergarten Starters to become GEMS Legacy School   offering all-through K-12 provision

“الروضة الابتدائية” تتحول إلى مدرسة شاملة لجميع المراحل

The Kindergarten Starters to become GEMS Legacy School offering all-through K-12 provision  ·      Grade 6 to be introduced from April 2021 with further grades added year-on-year ·      Robotics, AI, space and financial literacy among exciting new programmes offered ·      Collaborative, project-based learning at centre of students’ educational experience The Kindergarten Starters has been approved to become an all-through school from the beginning of the 2021-22 academic year, serving students from kindergarten all the way up to Grade 12. As a result, the school will be renamed GEMS Legacy School, reflecting…

UAE’s ‘Rubber World Industry’ Launches Dh90 Million Eco-friendly HVAC

شركة رابر وورلد للصناعة تعمل في مجال تصنيع وتوريد منتجات التدفئة والتهوية

UAE’s ‘Rubber World Industry’ Launches Dh90 Million Eco-friendly HVAC, MEP production unit M/s Rubber World Industry, 28 years leadling manufacturer and supplier of the HVAC and MEP products and accessories in the UAE, today launched ‘United Air-Conditioning’, a specialized company with an investment of Dh90 Million ($25 Million) into a production plant in Al Jurf industrial area, Ajman, to meet the growing demand of its environmentally friendly products. The new manufacturing unit, spanning over 10,000 m2 area, is part of the company’s expansion plans backed by the rising demand for…

Volvo Cars to be fully electric by 2030

Volvo Cars to be fully electric by 2030

Al-Futtaim’s Trading Enterprises – Volvo announced today Volvo Cars commitment to becoming a leader in the fast-growing premium electric car market and plans to become a fully electric car company by 2030. By then, the company intends to only sell fully electric cars and phase out any car in its global portfolio with an internal combustion engine, including hybrids. The company’s transition towards becoming a fully electric car maker is part of its ambitious climate plan, which seeks to consistently reduce the life cycle carbon footprint per car through concrete…