• Environment

    OBG reports on the growing awareness of environmental concerns, how they affect industrial development and the steps being taken to address attendant problems. Many countries are establishing environmental agencies to seek out ways to cut pollution and waste, as well as to introduce conservation and recycling measures.
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Limited supply of available water resources poses an acute challenge to Abu Dhabi and the UAE more broadly. As new research points to the urgency in countering the trends of high water usage, the government is looking to increase efficiencies to sustain the water resources needed to support growth. On the agenda is the implementation of a data...

Chapter | Environment from The Report: Abu Dhabi 2016

The federal government’s recent efforts to reduce the nation’s environmental impact have started to bear fruit. A three-year plan was announced in late 2014 for reusing 100% of recycled water. Currently Abu Dhabi treats all 800,000 cu metres of the wastewater generated daily, of which 60% is reused while 40% returns to sea. Meanwhile in early 2015 legal moves were made to endorse the expansion...

Thanks to business-friendly government policies implemented over the past 10 years Abu Dhabi is now home to a rapidly diversifying economy that is among the largest in the region, with GDP reaching a total of Dh952.68bn ($259.32bn) at current prices in 2014.

A planned desalination project in Tobago looks to be moving forward, as part of broader efforts to ease the impact of water shortages on the island’s residents and economy.

Le démarrage en janvier dernier du chantier de la première centrale électrique de Djibouti marque un tournant important dans le projet ambitieux du pays de se procurer 100% de son électricité à partir d’énergies renouvelables d’ici 2020.

La ville du sud marocain Ouarzazate accueillera bientôt la plus grande centrale solaire d’Afrique et le plus grand complexe solaire thermodynamique (CSP) du monde. Les projets actuellement en préparation représentent une enveloppe globale de 6 milliards de dollars.

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