Let's Turn the Tide Podcast

Nadine hosts the Let’s Turn the Tide podcast by Veolia Middle East. The podcast aims to raise awareness about the triple planetary crisis: climate change, pollution, and biodiversity, with a focus on the Middle East region. Experts from Veolia, partners, and renowned public figures in the region are regularly invited to the podcast to share their knowledge and help the broader community take action.

Women for Climate Action -
Amani Al Moajil

The latest episode of our Women in Climate Action podcast is now available, featuring the incredible Amani Al Moajil, CEO of ENOVA Saudi Arabia! We had the privilege of hearing her inspiring life stories that have shaped her professional journey as a Saudi woman. Amani candidly shares with us the challenges she has faced, but more importantly, the triumphs—her unwavering determination and passion have propelled her to become one of the first female CEOs in the country’s energy sector. How impressive is that?

Women for Climate Action -
Rana Hajirasouli

Our second podcast episode highlighted women in climate action, featuring the remarkable Rana Hajirasouli, Founder and CEO of The Surpluss. As a young entrepreneur based in Dubai, Rana has spearheaded her startup to develop climate-tech innovations. She sheds light on the insights of a rapidly growing market, which increasingly welcomes women into its ranks, driven by trailblazers like herself who are catalyzing change.

Women For Climate Action -
Dr. Nawal Al Hosany

On the occasion of Women’s Day 2024, we shine a spotlight on remarkable women in the sustainability sector from various backgrounds. From corporate to public sector to start-ups, their stories are sure to inspire you! We kick off with the incredible Dr. Nawal Al Hosany, UAE’s permanent representative at IRENA. A heartfelt thank you to her for sharing insights on women in climate, particularly in the UAE, and emphasizing the importance of continued investment in their empowerment.

From Waste to Energy

In this episode, we’re joined by Thierry Dezenclos, CEO of Veolia UAE, who shares insights into Waste-to-Energy. This innovative solution offers a sustainable future by minimizing waste in landfills, cutting fossil fuel use, and promoting circular economy principles.

Dinah Louda, President of Veolia Institute

In the third episode of Voices Of COP, shot on the final day of COP28, we reflect on the insights gleaned from this global event, even as negotiations continue. COP28 marks a historic milestone as the first to directly address fossil fuel—a sensitive yet crucial topic demanding concrete global governance action to achieve the 1.5°C target set by the Paris Agreement during COP21. Our esteemed guest, Dinah Louda, President of the Veolia Institute, shares her experiences from past COP meetings and offers her perspective on COP28.

H.E Mohammad Ali Rashed Lootah, President & CEO of Dubai Chambers

For the second episode of our series dedicated to COP28, we are honored to welcome H.E. Mohammad Ali Rashed Lootah, President and CEO of Dubai Chambers. Join us as we delve into the role and challenges of the private sector in COP and the broader ecological transformation of Dubai.

Estelle Brachlianoff, CEO of Veolia

Introducing “Voices of COP,” a new series proudly launched by Veolia Near and Middle East as part of the Let’s Turn The Tide podcast. Dedicated to COP28, hosted in Dubai at the end of November, this series features engaging one-on-one discussions with remarkable guests. In our inaugural episode, we are honored to host Estelle Brachlianoff, CEO of Veolia, who will share insights into Veolia’s role and the broader private sector’s involvement in ecological transformation, along with her perspectives on COP.

Tomorrow's leader, Today's actions

We explore the pivotal role of youth in driving ecological transformation and shaping the future of the UAE. Joined by young climate activists and experts, including AbdelQader Al Saqqaf, Salma Moustaid, and Habiba Abdulrahman, we delve into their vision, challenges, and solutions for a sustainable tomorrow.

Awareness and Education for Ecological Transformation

Did you know that 39% of people in the UAE still hold climate skeptic beliefs? To address this issue, our guests discussed the crucial role of the private sector in raising environmental awareness, particularly among the younger generation. We extend our gratitude to Jerome Viricel from RECAPP by Veolia and Rania Tayeh from Emirates Global Aluminium for their valuable contributions and insights.

Plastic Pollution

We delve into the issue of plastic pollution and its impact on industries, communities, and the environment. Our expert guests, including Sara Jackson from the Circular Packaging Association, Monir Bou Ghanem from the Environment Agency of Abu Dhabi, and Ronald Richa from Veolia Near and Middle East, discuss the root causes of plastic pollution, current initiatives in place, and long-term solutions for a more sustainable future.

Biodiversity in the UAE

In celebration of Biodiversity Day on May 22nd, we hosted a special episode where we delved into the magnificent biodiversity of the UAE with three remarkable guests. Together, Hélène Coulon from MOALAJAH, Arabella Willing from Emirates Nature – WWF, and Hala Dahmane from Azraq shared their expertise and insights.

Food Waste and Food Scarcity in UAE

We delve into the pressing topic of food waste and food security. Our guests, William Ward from Green Eco Technologies, Amna Elfour from Best by, and Marie-Therese Laguarde, Marketing Director at Veolia Middle East, join us to explore innovative solutions and initiatives in the UAE and beyond.