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  1. Saudi Arabia plans gigantic $200 billion solar project
    Saudi Arabia plans gigantic $200 billion solar project 3 Apr 2018

    Saudi Arabia last week announced plans to work with Japanese-based SoftBank to build a massive solar project in the desert, which could be worth up to $200 billion.

    Middle East,Sustainable Energy
  2. Saudi Arabia plans vigorous renewable energy expansion in 2018
    Saudi Arabia plans vigorous renewable energy expansion in 2018 18 Jan 2018

    Saudi Arabia has recently announced its plans to deploy at least $7 billion worth of renewable energy projects, focusing its strategy on taking advantage of the country’s solar potential.

    Middle East,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  3. UAE sets Guinness record for ‘Largest Environmental Sustainability Lesson’
    UAE sets Guinness record for ‘Largest Environmental Sustainability Lesson’ 12 Jan 2018

    Nearly 300 students in Abu Dhabi have participated in an interactive lecture on sustainability setting the Guinness World Record for the most-attended environmental sustainability lesson in the world.

    Middle East,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  4. Dubai Green Fund raised $650 million for investment in sustainability projects
    Dubai Green Fund raised $650 million for investment in sustainability projects 25 Oct 2017

    During the opening keynote at the World Green Economy Summit (WGES) taking place in Dubai, Dubai’s Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) announced that through its Dubai Green Fund, it has already secured more than $650 million for green projects.

    Middle East,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  5. Norwegian firm signs $2.9 billion deal to develop 2GW solar farms in Iran
    Norwegian firm signs $2.9 billion deal to develop 2GW solar farms in Iran 19 Oct 2017

    Norwegian solar panel maker Saga Energy signed a deal worth $2.9 billion with Iran's state-owned company Amin Energy Developers to develop solar farms around the country totaling 2GW of installed capacity.

    Middle East,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  6. Dubai announced incentives to boost electric vehicles deployment
    Dubai announced incentives to boost electric vehicles deployment 25 Sep 2017

    During a news conference held on Sunday, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) in collaboration with Road and Transport Authority (RTA) announced a series of new incentives to spark the growth of electric mobility around the emirate.

    Middle East,Smart Cities,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  7. 700MW concentrated solar power project in Dubai hits a new record bid with $7.3 cents per KWh
    700MW concentrated solar power project in Dubai hits a new record bid with $7.3 cents per KWh 18 Sep 2017

    Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) awarded the 700MW parabolic trough concentrated solar power (CSP) fourth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in a Saudi Arabia- China consortium with a record bid of $7.3 cents per KWh.

    Middle East,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  8. Dubai announced the construction of 500km new bicycle lanes and other smart-city initiatives
    Dubai announced the construction of 500km new bicycle lanes and other smart-city initiatives 31 Aug 2017

    Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, and Ruler of Dubai approved the construction of 500km of new bicycle lanes as part of air pollution mitigation efforts.

    Middle East,Policy,Smart Cities,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  9. World Bank to fund Solar Rooftop-PV program in Gaza to mitigate energy crisis
    World Bank to fund Solar Rooftop-PV program in Gaza to mitigate energy crisis 2 Aug 2017

    World Bank announced a partnership with the Gaza Electricity Distribution Company and the Palestinian Authority to launch a $2.5-million solar roof pilot program in Gaza.

    Middle East,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Smart Cities,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Investment Forum
  10. Egypt closer to build the world’s largest PV Park after World Bank approves $660m for 500MW of solar
    Egypt closer to build the world’s largest PV Park after World Bank approves $660m for 500MW of solar 26 Jul 2017

    The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has unanimously approved investments worth $660m for a total 500MW of solar projects to be located on Benban solar complex in Egypt.

    Middle East,Worldwide,Finance,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Investment Forum

OUT NOW: CLIMATE ACTION 2017-18

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