Abu Dhabi initiative doles out awards for COVID-19-focused environmental work | Omar El-Huni

SourceArab Weekly
SectorEconomy
CountryUAE

LONDON – The Sustainable Campus Initiative (SCI), an annual event hosted by the Environment Agency- Abu Dhabi, this year focused on participants’ initiatives dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Established in 2014, the SCI is hosted by the Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi with Borouge, a leading provider of innovative plastic solutions, and supported by the UAE’s Department of Energy, Department of Transport, the Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center and the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. This year it was held remotely due to the pandemic. The event aims to harness the energy, innovation and ambition of students, encouraging them to work together to identify solutions to pressing environmental challenges. It partners with local higher education facilities, allowing students to contribute to the country’s sustainable development plans and green growth strategy. During the virtual event, awards for Best Sustainability Action Project and Best Green Campus Audit were awarded to three universities. The American University of Ras Al Khaimah received an award for Best Sustainability Action Project, while the Green Campus Audit was awarded to the American University of Sharjah.

The Manipal Academy of Higher Education received an award in both categories. A logo of the Abu Dhabi Environment Agency, host of the Sustainable Campus...read more...