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Climate Change: who pays for the dinner?
by Najib Saab
March 2009

If no drastic measures are taken immediately, global warming will accelerate during the 21st century at a rate that causes severe environmental damage exceeding what was previously anticipated." This warning was issued by the US scientist Chris Field who is a prominent figure in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), only two days before the 25th session of UNEP's governing council that was held in Nairobi last month.
Environment in the Kuwait Arab Summit
by Najib Saab
February 2009

The environment, which was absent from the speeches of Arab leaders in the Kuwait socio-economic and development summit, appeared in the final declaration of the summit. Kings and presidents have endorsed the final declaration written during the preparatory meetings, and included themes that find their way for the first time into Arab summits.
Green light at the end of the economy's dark tunnel
By Najib Saab
January 2009

The world enters a new year under the burden of two major crises that have caused havoc in 2008: the food crisis and the financial-economic crisis. The cause of the current food crises was mainly attributed to the expansion in the production of biofuels from agricultural crops that were intended to be used as food for humans.
Walking out on Kyoto did not save the American economy
By Najib Saab
November 2008

When the USA President George W. Bush announced 8 years ago that his country withdrew its commitments under the Kyoto protocol on Climate Change, the argument used was saving the American economy from collapse.

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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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