• Environment

    OBG reports on the growing awareness of environmental concerns, how they affect industrial development and the steps being taken to address attendant problems. Many countries are establishing environmental agencies to seek out ways to cut pollution and waste, as well as to introduce conservation and recycling measures.
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A planned desalination project in Tobago looks to be moving forward, as part of broader efforts to ease the impact of water shortages on the island’s residents and economy.

Le démarrage en janvier dernier du chantier de la première centrale électrique de Djibouti marque un tournant important dans le projet ambitieux du pays de se procurer 100% de son électricité à partir d’énergies renouvelables d’ici 2020.

La ville du sud marocain Ouarzazate accueillera bientôt la plus grande centrale solaire d’Afrique et le plus grand complexe solaire thermodynamique (CSP) du monde. Les projets actuellement en préparation représentent une enveloppe globale de 6 milliards de dollars.

 

During the Kingdom’s rapid process of urbanisation, the condition of Saudi Arabia’s natural waterways deteriorated. The wadis that first attracted settlers to Riyadh were neglected and their waters rendered undrinkable. These were replaced by desalinated water produced hundreds of kilometres away on the east coast. In Jeddah, flash floods...

 

The population expansion that has taken place in Saudi Arabia in the last 50 years has not been without consequences for the environment, particularly in urban areas, and the country is now rehabilitating its cities. Local and international teams of engineers, ecologists and architects are working with government agencies, which in turn are...

 

While economic and social development may be at the forefront of the agenda in Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom has also committed itself to policies related to the responsible stewardship of the environment, including its marine and desert habitats and natural spaces in its cities. Although the extraction and sale of fossil fuels continues to fuel...