UAE Market Report July 2016
The challenge of advancing and innovating towards a better livelihood while shielding the earth’s natural resources has confronted governments, policy makers, environmentalists, corporates and communities for years. Though an inclusive global agenda is in place, namely the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Arabia CSR Network has for years focused on correlating these to regional initiatives.
In recent decade, Information Technology has grew much more than many sectors of businesses with social media being the king among all other norms of life. People are using social media to communicate their dreams and lifestyle while businessmen and cooperate organizations are doubling and tripling their markets through social media advertisement. It is very interesting to note that almost everyone living in a town or city still keeps a social image which portrays their dream and what they want to achieve.
Rise in waste, especially municipal waste, is likely to become a major reason for concern for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), with the total waste generated to increase from 94 Mn MT in 2015 to as high as 120 Mn MT per annum by 2020. Geographically, this will be spurred by the rapid increase in waste generation predominantly in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and the United Arab emirates (UAE). The rise is significant as municipalities in the GCC are not equipped to handle this level of waste generation through the existing landfilling strategies. Adoption of alternate handling mechanisms to deal with the problem of increasing waste would be required, especially when the block of countries is also striving to make amends to the energy mix. Mr. Abhay Bhargava, Associate Director & Regional Head – Middle East – Energy & Environment Practice, Frost & Sullivan notes “GCC will have to make a radical move towards integrated waste management with emphasis on “waste-to-value” methods such as recycling and waste-to-energy coming into the picture. This can already be seen in the form of the recent tenders for waste management in the GCC, as well as in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)”.
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The BURJ CEO Awards was launched in Washington DC UAE Leadership, Top CEOs & Organizations from all over the world were the winners
Boeing 777 jet (Emirate’s EK521) which was making a flight from Trivandrum International Airport (India) to Dubai Airport (UAE) has encountered a clash right before landing at the Dubai Airport. The Emirates flight is witnessed to have caught fire while in air – with witnesses at the airport saying that smoke was seen around the plane even before landing. It is known that the flight captain gave an emergency signal just about when EK521 was supposed to be getting ready for landing.