Sustainability

  • Aurecon secures strategic expansion in Asia with new appointments

    International engineering, design and advisory company Aurecon reaffirmed its commitment to building a multi-faceted engineering consultancy business in Greater China with the appointment of two industry veterans, Fredrick Leong and Kam Tim (KT) Lee as Executive Director, Environmental - Greater China and Technical Director – Electrical respectively in February 2020.

  • Bee'ah selected as sustainable waste management partner for Dubai airports

    Bee’ah, UAE-based sustainability and environmental services pioneer, has been appointed the waste management partner for both of Dubai Airports’ airports, Dubai International (DXB), the world’s busiest airport, and Dubai World Central (DWC).

  • Bee’ah and UAE’s TRA join forces to raise environmental awareness

    The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) signed an MoU with Sharjah Environment Company “Bee’ah” to enhance cooperation, partnership and coordination to overcome environmental challenges and unify actions to raise environmental awareness.

  • Bee’ah commemorates Sharjah Architecture Triennial with innovative design exhibit

    To mark the inaugural international Sharjah Architecture Triennial, Bee’ah, the Middle East’s leading sustainability pioneer, is presenting the exhibition Shaping the Future,in collaboration with Zaha Hadid Architects and American University of Sharjah (AUS).

  • Bee’ah contributes to UAE’s fight against COVID-19 with new disinfection pods

    Bee’ah, a pioneering sustainability leader in the Middle East, has launcheddisinfection pods for businesses to safeguard public health during theCOVID-19 outbreak.

  • Bee’ah expands operations to KSA with 3 new contracts in Madinah

    Bee’ah, the Middle East’s award-winning sustainability pioneer, is expanding into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in support of Saudi Vision 2030, after being awarded three contracts forwaste management services in Madinah, covering the North, West and East regions.

  • Bee’ah furthers UAE sustainability aims with new partnerships

    Bee’ah, the Middle East’s sustainability pioneer, signed MoUs with Unilever Gulf, one of the region’s leading suppliers of beauty and personal care, home care, and foods and refreshment products and UAE-based startup Seramic Materials Ltd, a pioneer in sustainable ceramics made from recycled materials, at the World Future Energy Summit during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2020.

  • Bee’ah furthers zero-waste efforts with launch of new Biomass facility

    Bee’ah, the Middle East’s sustainability pioneer, officially launched its new Biomass Facility at the Bee’ah’s Waste Management Complex in Al Sa’jaa, Sharjah.

  • Bee’ah wins MENA region’s largest waste management contract in Egypt’s new capital

    Bee’ah, the UAE-based sustainability and environmental services pioneer, has been appointed as the waste management partner for Egypt’s new Administrative Capital, which is being developed by the Administrative Capital for Urban Development and is one of the largest urban development projects in the world.

  • Bee’ah, Tabreed sign agreement on energy-efficient cooling projects in Sharjah

    Bee’ah, the Middle East’s leading sustainability pioneer, and National Central Cooling Company (Tabreed), the leading international district cooling developer based in the UAE, have signed a partnership agreement to jointly explore the development of large-scale district cooling projects in the Emirate of Sharjah.

  • BMW opens autonomous driving research campus in Munich

    The BMW Group has celebrated the official opening of its autonomous driving campus in Unterschleißheim.

  • Brazil launches new low-cost smart city

    Smart City Natal is a development by Planet Smart City, a smart affordable housing company, which has integrated digital, architectural, social and environmental innovation.

  • BT aims to reduce carbon emissions 87% by 2030

    British telecom giant BT said it aims to reduce its carbon emissions 87 percent by 2030, setting itself on a path to help limit global warming to 1.5°C by the end of the century. As part of the transition to a low carbon business model, BT had previously set itself a target in 2008 of an 80 percent reduction of its carbon emissions by 2020.

  • Buenos Aires named as Latin America’s ‘smartest city’

    The Argentinian capital city of Buenos Aires has been named as the 'smartest city' in Latin America. The city has been recognized for its progressive digital innovation initiatives, sustainable policies and technology advancements - which has inevitably resulted in the city establishing itself as the leading 'smart city' on the continent.

  • Chinese ‘smart city’ gets Sky-Rail transit solution to curb urban traffic congestion

    A Chinese city described as the country's most important 'smart city' has opened a new Sky-Rail monorail transportation solution which has been designed specifically to curb urban traffic congestion problems in the city. The Chinese city of Yinchuan opened the new Sky-Rail facility which was developed by Chinese sustainable technology colossus BYD. It's the company's first proprietary monorail transit solution.

  • Chinese firms partner on mobility software that connects vehicles

    Chinese e-commerce behemoth Alibaba Cloud has announced a partnership agreement with Autonomic which will see the entities collaborate to introduce a transportation mobility cloud (TMC) software that can be used to connect vehicles in China.

  • Demand, budget pressures pushing GCC to transform

    Budget pressures and customer/citizen demands are driving GCC nations to embrace digital transformation, according to Deloitte's 2017 National Transformation in the Middle East report. Digital transformation is playing a fundamental role in shaping the way governments across the world are adapting to new opportunities and challenges, and the GCC is no exception.

  • DEWA sets aside $1.15bn to support Expo 2020 Dubai

    Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has allocated $1.15bn (AED4.26bn) to supply the Expo 2020 Dubai with electricity and water as well as supporting its electricity and water infra projects using the latest smart systems as the Official Sustainable Energy Partner of Expo 2020.

  • Dubai in discussions with French companies over installation of ‘smart light poles’

    Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) have announced that it has entered into negotiations with a number of French-based companies in relation to the possibility of installing 'smart light poles and solar roads. Dubai is one of the most progressive and technologically driven cities in the entire world, and has its own dedicated government led initiative entitled Smart Dubai.

  • Dutch telco KPN ranked world’s most sustainable

    Dutch telecommunications company KPN has been recognized as an "industry leader" in the telecommunications category of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. The independent experts consider KPN the most sustainable telecom company in the world as it outranks all others in the index.