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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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Nuclear Energy in the Arab Market
By Najib Saab
January 2007

As soon as the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries declared in their summit their intentions for reviewing joint programmes for the peaceful use of nuclear energy, the Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced his support and offered his country's assistance in transferring nuclear technology to its Arab neighbors.
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Towards clean technology for Arab development
By Najib Saab
October 2006

Ali Al-Naimi, Saudi Arabia's Minister for Petroleum and Mineral Resources, has raised his concerns that oil producing countries may fall victim of some "selective environmental policies" and demanded a balance between environmental protection and requirements for development.
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The Victim of war and peace
By Najib Saab
September 2006

The Israeli aggression on Lebanon was in one of its many facets a war against the environment. If the huge oil spill that leaked to the sea due to the bombing of Al- Jiyyeh power station was the apparent manifestation of the environmental aggression; what lies hidden may be greater.
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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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