A school strike for climate, outside Sydney Town Hall, in Australia. EPA
The words we use for climate change matter

Language around sustainability needs to be richer, more accessible and vernacular

April 12, 2024, 4:00 AM
A scavenger collects used plastic at a landfill in Denpasar, on Indonesia's resort island of Bali. The modern economy has been built on a linear model: taking resources, using them up and throwing them away. AFP
Rebuilding a circular economy should come naturally

Many of the most effective solutions to our global crises are inherent to our planet and to us as humans

June 18, 2023, 7:00 AM
Trees on Sir Bani Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. The National
The 'Year of Sustainability’ is an opportunity to reconnect with nature

As announced this week, 2023 will reinforce the UAE's national commitment to building a cleaner and greener future

January 23, 2023, 5:00 AM
NYU Abu Dhabi community members gather to protect ecosystems near Jebel Ali. NYUAD
Cop15 is a chance to reflect on the UAE's conservation efforts

The country has come a long way in its strategy to help the environment, but global challenges are still getting worse

December 18, 2022, 8:15 AM
Greener cities will be central to fighting climate change. AFP
From carbon credits to retrofits: ways to make the UAE greener

Setting net-zero targets is imperative, writes Sheikha Shamma Al Nahyan

April 19, 2021, 7:27 AM
Al Zorah nature reserve in Ajman. In an indirect way, the pandemic gave biodiversity a chance to thrive. But we need a long-term plan to sustain it.
If 2020 gave us pause, 2021 is a time to act on climate change

The pandemic will eventually be behind us, but we need to work together to find a solution for a far bigger threat to humanity

December 31, 2020, 1:30 PM
The UAE launched a 20 for 2020 initiative in March to support women in developing board-level experiences. Getty Images   
It's time for UAE women to take their seats in the boardroom

The world is experiencing a 'Great Reset', in which diversity will be our greatest strength, writes Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan

August 27, 2020, 5:14 PM
The UAE is on a mission to push the boundaries of space exploration. AFP
How space exploration and sustainability are connected

Efficient technologies and critical data will have immense benefits for humankind

July 16, 2020, 4:15 PM
There is a healthy population of mangrove forests scattered along the UAE’s coastline. But we have to work together to preserve and protect them. Wam
Abu Dhabi's mangroves play a bigger role in our lives than you might think

On World Oceans Day, a hardy plant that lines our coasts deserves some special attention

June 07, 2020, 3:59 PM
Nurses and healthcare workers mourn and remember their colleagues who died during the outbreak of the coronavirus. AFP
Coronavirus: Lessons we can – and should – learn from the crisis

This pandemic is affecting all echelons of society, bringing humanity together and forcing it to build resilience at all levels

April 12, 2020, 7:58 AM
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES. 13 JANUARY 2020. The Zayed Sustainability Awards held at ADNEC as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. Colour option of the opening of the ceremony where the UAE National Anthem was sung. (Photo: Antonie Robertson/The National) Journalist: Kelly Clarker. Section: National.
The importance of a circular economy and why we must move towards it

To make sustainable change, we need collective solutions across a range of sectors

January 13, 2020, 3:02 PM
Part of a series of stamps released by Emirates Post Group in 2015 to mark women's achievements in the UAE. Photo courtesy Emirates Post Group
On Emirati Women’s Day, let’s remember the women whose stories shaped ours

Memories of the grandes dames of this nation inspire me in all I do

August 28, 2019, 6:58 AM
Bee pollination is responsible for about one-quarter of coffee production and with the decline in bee populations, coffee yields are also going downhill. AP Photo
We have a responsibility to protect all creatures before it is too late

From the humble beetle to the bee, every species has a role to play on our precious planet

August 13, 2019, 2:24 PM
A call to act on what author Nelson Henderson's line: 'The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.' Pawan Singh / The National
My conservationist great-grandfather inspired me to protect our planet

I am following in the footsteps of Sheikh Zayed by aiming to make the world a better place for future generations

July 23, 2019, 12:53 PM
While the automation of tasks may accelerate and the processing of data may grow exponentially, the focus of teaching for the future knowledge workers is making sense of problems and situations according to Kay Firth-Butterfield. Isaac Lawrence / AFP
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is only as good as the people behind it

Rather than driving us all out of jobs, artificial intelligence could enhance human capital and innovation

May 28, 2019, 7:52 AM