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Green economy and freedom
Najib Saab
October 2011

Less than two months after the decision of the board of trustees of the Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED), a year ago, to select "Green Economy" as the theme for the 2011annual report, uprisings broke up in the region as part of what was termed the Arab Spring.
Green Economy for a Changing Arab World
by Najib Saab
July 2011

The Arab Spring, which started in early December 2010, has been at the center of global news coverage. The topic of AFED 2011 report is not unrelated to these events. We hope for the Arab Spring to usher in a new direction for economic and environmental sustainability.
Lessons from China
Najib Saab
January-February 2011

The title of the paper distributed by China on the last day of the Cancún Conference on climate change clearly reflected the whereabouts of negotiations: "While we continue to talk, China is working". It asserts that states should not fail to take practical measures to address the challenges of climate change while waiting to reach legally binding agreements. It also details China's programs for energy conservation
Water apocalypse, now
by Najib Saab
June 2010

Taking advantage of astounding Arab apathy, African countries of the Nile Basin met in the absence of Egypt and Sudan to agree on a plan for sharing the Nile water. Ethiopia, which is the source of 85 percent of the Blue Nile, is only able to utilize a small portion of this water for irrigation.

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Arab Environment in 10 Years
ARAB ENVIRONMENT IN 10 YEARS crowns a decade of the series of annual reports produced by the Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED) on the state of Arab environment. It tracks and analyzes changes focusing on policies and governance, including level of response and engagement in international environmental treaties. It also highlights developments in six selected priority areas, namely water, energy, air, food, green economy and environmental scientific research.
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