Nawal Al-Hosany
Nawal Al-Hosany

A firefighting helicopter battles a fire outside of Beaufort, Victoria, last month. EPA
As temperatures rise, our window to secure a climate-positive future shrinks

It is time to stop working against the elements, and start working with them

March 26, 2024, 4:00 AM
A wildfire in Greece last July. If rising temperatures and extreme weather conditions suggest that our house is on fire, then the foundations we have built it on are close to collapse. AFP
The world is on fire, but we're too busy fighting one another

Without geopolitical stability, we cannot build a climate-positive future

March 06, 2024, 4:00 AM
The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. Dewa
Clean Energy Day: A clarion call to speed up energy transition

This UN observance day arrives on a note of both satisfaction and determination for the UAE

January 26, 2024, 4:00 AM
UN climate chief Simon Stiell, Cop28 President Sultan Al Jaber and Hana Al-Hashimi, chief Cop28 negotiator for the UAE, at the end of Cop28 in Dubai last month. AP
Cop28 has delivered. Now, the world needs to step up

Delivering on the UAE Consensus requires bold, proactive engagement to 2030 and beyond

January 04, 2024, 4:00 AM
Solar-powered e-trees in the Green Zone ahead of the Cop28 at Expo City in Dubai on Tuesday. Bloomberg
The world needs to triple its renewable energy capacity by 2030

Failing this, we are unlikely to hit the crucial 1.5°C target

November 29, 2023, 5:00 AM
Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, Minister of Climate Change and the Environment, galvanised support for global food system transformation and built momentum for COP28, the UN Climate Change Conference hosted by the UAE, during her interactions with African ministers and leaders at the Africa Food Systems Forum (AGRF). Photo: WAM
Hard decisions at Cop28 will require the UAE's soft power

The country's political capital can help unlock the transformational potential of the upcoming climate conference

October 13, 2023, 9:00 AM
Residents spend time at Jubail Mangrove Park, Abu Dhabi. Khushnum Bhandari / The National
World can learn from Emirati women in run-up to Cop28

The collaborative efforts of Emirati women in critical fields epitomise the UAE’s approach to climate action

August 28, 2023, 4:00 AM
Firefighters attend a wildfire in Saronida, south of Athens, Greece, last week. Bloomberg
How do we transform our unsustainable world? By fixing climate finance

We must rethink the relationship between our economic imperative, social progress and our ecological systems

July 27, 2023, 5:00 AM
Women carry belongings salvaged from their flooded home after monsoon rains, in the Qambar Shahdadkot district of Sindh Province in Pakistan in September 2022. AP Photo
Women's leadership in climate diplomacy is the only path to sustainable progress

Our progress hinges on our collective commitment to inclusivity and diversity

June 13, 2023, 6:30 AM
There is growing concern about vitamin D deficiency among Emirati women and their babies, which appears to be prevalent even though the UAE enjoys abundant year-round sunshine.
At Cop28 the UAE can lead on climate action

The country is in a strong position to lead the way in forming partnerships that yield results

May 22, 2023, 2:00 PM
Qusai, 27, a Syrian refugee living in Azraq refugee camp, Jordan. Courtesy of UNHCR
We need an energy transition for all peoples

All stakeholders, including governments and private sector must engage to deliver a 'people’s energy transition'

April 03, 2023, 4:00 AM
An offshore wind farm in the North Sea, 14 kilometres west of the Danish coast. Global investments in energy transition technologies in 2022 – including energy efficiency – set a new record high. AP
A world that relies on a single source of power leaves itself exposed

Geopolitical instability has laid bare the importance of diversifying the global energy mix

March 02, 2023, 5:00 AM
The Cop28 UAE logo during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week in January. The Emirates is well-placed to drive consensus on finding practical solutions to slash emissions. Reuters
The UAE has been a first mover on sustainability

Although the term didn't enter our discourse until the 1980s, it has always been at the heart of the country's development plans

February 02, 2023, 5:00 AM
Climate change activists at Extinction Rebellion protests on a beach in Rio de Janeiro. Reuters
It’s time to put youth at the top of the climate agenda

Education is integral to involve more young people to design a climate resilient future

January 05, 2023, 2:00 PM
Cop moves from Egypt to the UAE in 2023. AFP
Paving the road to Cop28

The most essential task is to bridge the glaring gap between ambition and action

November 26, 2022, 4:00 AM