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UAE Ecological Footprint Animation- English



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In 2006, the Living Planet Report ranked the UAE as having the highest per capita Ecological Footprint in the world. In response, the Al Basma Al Beeiyah Initiative was launched in October 2007 by a partnership comprising the Ministry of Environment and Water (MOEW), the Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi’s AGEDI (Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative) programme, the Emirates Wildlife Society in association with WWF (EWS-WWF), and the Global Footprint Network (GFN). The aim of the Initiative was to work together to better understand the Ecological Footprint of the UAE, and monitor consumption patterns in the country.

How smartphones can reduce our carbon footprint | Todd Myers | TEDxSanJuanIsland



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Why the solutions to our biggest environmental problems, from wildlife habitat to carbon emissions, have moved from Washington D.C. to the palm of your hand. With more than two decades in public policy, government environmental agencies, and the private sector, Todd Myers serves as Environmental Director at the Washington Policy Center in Seattle where he develops market-based environmental solutions. His work has been featured in dozens of media outlets around the world, including the Wall Street Journal, and the BBC. Previously, Mr. Myers served on the executive team at the Washington state Department of Natural Resources from 2001-4, working on issues ranging from spotted owl habitat, salmon protection and protection of old-growth forests. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

BBC News Review: Tourists’ carbon footprint 3 times worse



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The story
A new study says tourism accounts for 8% of global carbon emissions – about three times more than previously estimated.

The report, published in the journal Nature, includes details on the carbon footprint linked to tourists’ food, shopping and accommodation as well as their travel.

Vocabulary
choking
stopping from breathing
• It looked like he was choking. Probably because he was eating too fast.
• Throughout the holiday, the roads were choked with cars.

globetrotting
travelling frequently worldwide
• The globetrotting basketball team became internationally renowned.
• Globetrotting is a great life, but it’s hard to start a family.

cost the earth
be very expensive
• It’s a beautiful dress, but it costs the earth. I certainly can’t afford it.
• The wedding cost them the earth, but you can’t put a price on love.

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How big are your carbon footprints? | Julius Jenkins | [email protected]



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STOMP if you have a cell phone!!  Julius Jenkins received the action of the entire audience by demonstrating that everyone can reduce the size of their carbon footprint if they talk less on their cell phone.

Student in Columbus Public Schools.

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The carbon footprint of consumption | Diana Ivanova | TEDxTrondheim



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Did you remember to turn off the lights before leaving home? Did you cut your shower short this morning? While these issues are important in decreasing your carbon footprint, Diana Ivanova argues that how you spend money is significantly more impactful.

Diana Ivanova is currently a PhD candidate in the Industrial Ecology Programme at NTNU. She works with an EU project, GLAMURS, which aims to promote a global transition towards sustainable lifestyles and a green economy. Diana’s research focuses on environmental consequences of household consumption and lifestyles. She uses statistical, econometrical and other techniques to analyze the impacts of products and services consumed by households. Diana comes from an academic background based in environmental economics and sustainability and has earned degrees both from Denmark and Sweden.

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