Environment and Climate

Somali Greenpeace Association
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Somalia is experiencing one of its worst-ever droughts with its population in desperate need of sustainable, practical solutions. Khalid Abdille, program manager of the Somali Greenpeace Association, tells us about his successes to remedy the crisis.
A crowd of climate migrant workers hurries to attend to their office in time after the cross of Poshur river by boat at Mongla city in Bagerhat, Bangladesh
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As top climate talks unfold at COP27, no progress is expected for the millions due to be displaced by climate change. To this day, there is no legal recognition for “climate refugees” and no sustainable funding plan on the table for host countries.
Environment and Climate
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Jordan is one of the most water-scarce countries on Earth. As water resources dwindle in light of population pressures and global warming, mismanagement is adding to the water crisis in a way the country can ill afford.
Environment and Climate
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The hawksbill sea turtles that populate Qatar's coasts are critically endangered, despite years of dedicated efforts by conservationists. More effort is needed, they say, to protect them and avert eco-system collapse.
Saudi at COP27
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With the Middle East Green Initiative, oil-reliant Saudi Arabia is trying to portray itself as a regional climate champion. But how “green” is the initiative, and how credible are Riyadh’s net-zero pledges?
Arab states snuggle up and strategize ahead of COP27 summit
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In a water-scarce but oil-rich region, some Arab states are feeling the effects of the climate crisis more than others. Ahead of COP27 in Egypt, Arab states have been bartering with each other over their demands and expectations for the summit.
limate change activists dressed as world leaders, including from left, Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, and US President Joe Biden, pose for a photograph during a demonstration in the Forth and Clyde Canal in Glasgow
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Held in Egypt, COP27 will bring up key issues for African and Arab states, including how to compensate the most vulnerable for the loss & damage caused by climate change. But the talks take place in a difficult context and little progress is expected
Abdirahman Ahmed Adan/The New Humanitarian
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More than a million Somalis have fled drought and conflict this year, but with little aid available, they still face hunger, disease, and death.
Farmer showing water use infrastructure for vineyard
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Using recycled water in agricultural production can relieve pressure on freshwater shortages in Lebanon but beware of the challenges.
How the MENA region can secure a sustainable water supply
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Recycling water is key to closing the water supply-demand gap in the Middle East and North Africa.