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Look for the Tap!
Najib Saab
April, 2013

My friend, the minister of oil in a rich state, is permanently optimistic. He believes that the warnings about pollution, depletion of resources and climate change are exaggerated
Environment and human dignity
Najib Saab
March 2013

Climate change was one of the most important subjects in President Barack Obama's second State of the Union address: "We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations...
Figures do not make facts
Najib Saab
January 2013

The findings of the 2012 Annual Report of the Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED), Survival Options and Ecological Footprint of Arab Countries, were as stunning and alarming as the footprint image that covered the reports front page as well as the backdrop of the plenary hall at AFEDs annual conference.
Let's not plunder the future
Najib Saab
December 2012

Demand for life-supporting goods and services in the Arab countries is twice the potential renewable resources that their ecosystem scan provide. This imbalance between domestic supply and demand for resources is a threat to future growth opportunities and quality of life.

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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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