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COP28: How UAE is pushing food waste solutions 

COP28 is a hugely complex beast, tackling a wide variety of issues that are adversely affecting the global environment. But in the first session of the first day of this year’s United Nations climate summit, the UAE specifically highlighted the “transformation of food systems” as an area it is determined to address in its role as hosts.  Putting the issue front and centre, Mariam bint Mohammed Al Mheiri, the UAE Minister of Climate Change and

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Emirati startup Palmade rethinks date palm waste into cutlery

It’s been a long road for the biodegradable cutlery manufacturer Palmade, a Dubai-based start-up that uses discarded date palm leaves to create knives, forks and spoons. But as the events unfold at COP28 in Dubai, Palmade cutlery will be feeding some of the world’s most influential people.  Emirati co-founder Lamis Alhashimy launched the business in partnership with husband Yusuf back in 2014, moving from concept to production after four years of intensive research by students

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How UAE educators are engaging with COP28

Later this month, more than 70,000 delegates will arrive at Expo City Dubai for COP28, as the UAE hosts the world’s biggest climate summit for the first time. The United National Climate Change Conference, which runs from November 30 to December 12, 2023, gives the UAE an opportunity to highlight the work it has been doing in the sustainability realm, and a major part of the country’s progress on that front in recent years has come

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COP28: Your guide to the climate change conference in Dubai

The 28th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), better known as COP28, has been front and centre of the UAE’s news cycle for most of this year. But what exactly is it and why is it a big deal that Dubai is hosting the event, which starts in less than a month?  What is COP28? COP is an annual gathering that unites countries across the globe to

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