Sustainable City Dubai

Are sustainable cities happier cities? 

Sustainable living and happiness appear to be closely intertwined. Each year the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) publishes its World Happiness Report and for the past six years, Finland has occupied top spot. The Nordic nation’s consistently pro-active approach to sustainable development has been regularly cited as a key factor in its ranking.  Goal No. 11 of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals is to make cities and human settlements, inclusive, resilient and sustainable.

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Sustainable fashion: ‘Buy only what you need’

While the biggest players in fashion move at a glacial pace to reduce their shocking carbon footprint, individuals have been working overtime to get the message out that the industry needs to change its ways – and fast. Araceli Gallego is one such person: the Spain-born UAE resident us behind local sustainable shopping platforms and Sustainable Souk, as well as heading up the UAE chapter of the global fashion activism movement Fashion Revolution, an

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COP28: ‘Confronting realities’, fossil fuels and moving forward

They came. They saw. They agreed. Sort of. After 14 days of negotiations and renewed pledges to tackle the global climate crisis, COP28 ended with a historic promise to “contribute… to transitioning away from fossil fuels in energy systems in a just, orderly and equitable manner”. Whether the agreement goes far enough is a point of contention.  That one line was the focal point of a 21-page document that contained nearly 200 paragraphs, because it

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Meet the Youth Climate Champions making waves at COP28

While much of the focus of COP28 has been on decisions being made by the world’s most powerful and experienced politicians, there has also been an unprecedented influx of young people to the annual UN climate conference. In its role as COP28 host, the UAE has been determined to integrate youth delegates into the event like never before.  In the COP28 Green Zone, the Youth Hub has provided a space for young people to meet

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