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The sun is here to stay
Najib Saab
March-April 2015

In his inaugural speech at the last World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi, Sultan Al-Jaber, UAE Minister of State and chairman of Masdar, said: "Renewable energy is a critical component for building a sustainable future and has today changed from an expensive alternative to a competitive technology of choice
Changing Eating Habits Helps Food Security
Najib Saab
November-December 2014

Arabs import half of what they need in terms of basic foodstuffs. Agricultural production in the Arab countries faces tremendous challenges - mainly drought, limited arable land, scarce water resources and accelerated population growth, all amid the adverse impact of climate change.
Wars for Heaven Destroy Earth
Najib Saab
September-October 2014

Reports of the Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED) have repeatedly warned that demand on resources and nature services by Arab countries is double what the regions natural systems can provide.
Thirsty Energy or Hungry Water?
Najib Saab
May-June 2014

The World Bank chose "Thirsty Energy" as title for its report on the energy-water nexus. If we were to produce such a report for the Arab region, the title could better be "Hungry Water"- as production of water eats the bulk of Arab energy.

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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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