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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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Escaping forward from the environment
By Najib Saab
March 2008

Workers in one rich gulf country went on strike last month protesting against miserable living conditions provided by a major construction firm, which is building an artificial island. Each six of the workers were given one room for accommodation, less than16 sq meters in area and devoid of the basic hygiene conditions.
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Environmental liability not the remission of sins
By Najib Saab
September 2007

Responding to objections over pollution from cement and chemical plants located inside residential areas, an Arab Minister of Environment used the concept of sustainable development to justify pollution.
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From Construction to Recycling Industry
by Najib Saab
April 2007

When I met Ahmad Al Khuzaim ten years ago at an environmental exhibition and conference in Riyadh, he was a contractor building factories. When I met him last month during the waste management and recycling exhibition in Riyadh, the former contractor was carrying another identity. He has established a new company specialized in the treatment of plastic and paper wastes delivered to him by the same factories he had built over the last ten years.
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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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