Environment and Climate in the Middle East
Climate change, natural resources and conflicts in Arab countries – AFED
The Netherlands, 9/2/2017 Najib Saab, secretary-general of Arab Forum for Environment & Development, presented this keynote speech at the Future Force Conference, hosted in The Hague on 9-10 February by the Dutch Minister of Defense and the Chief of the Armed Forces of the Netherlands. Was the chaos in the...
Cooperation centred on water, environment imperative for regional stability — experts – Jordan Times
By Hana Namrouqa – Feb 25,2017 AMMAN — Frontline states with Syria should find ways to engage in practical cooperation on essential issues, including water, refugees and social justice to pave the way for a new humanitarian order in the Middle East, experts and policy makers have suggested. As the...
Oil Rich Middle East Countries labelled “most toxic” local environments – EcoExperts
Data for this research was obtained from the International Energy Agency and World Health Organization. Each country’s performance was ranked on five factors: Energy consumption, per capita Carbon dioxide emissions from fuel combustion, per capita Air pollution Deaths attributable to air pollution, per 100,00 capita Renewable energy production The ranks...
Oil exporter Saudi Arabia starts hunt for solar, wind firms – Al Arabiya
AFP, Riyadh Monday, 20 February 2017 The world’s biggest oil exporter on Monday took the first step towards a goal of generating 9.5 GW of energy through solar and other renewable means. It invited local and international firms to try to qualify for bidding on two projects. One is for...
Eilat / Eilot Reneable enegry Newsletter, January 2017
Summary of the Eilat-Eilot 7th International Conference for Renewable and Clean Energy The 7th Conference ended just over a month ago. The Conference’s greatest success was, first and foremost, the fact that it was attended by 500 guests from Israel and abroad, who came despite the difficult years experienced by...
Assessment identifies steps to mitigate wind farms’ risks to wildlife – Jordan Times
By Dana Al Emam – Feb 23,2017 The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, on Thursday released a study on reducing risks posed by wind farms to wildlife in Jordan. The study, described as the first of its kind in Eastern Europe, the Middle East...
Electricity company contributes to solar projects at mosques – Jordan Times
AMMAN — Central Electricity Generating Company (CEGCO) has contributed to financing a solar cell installation project for electricity generation at several mosques across the Kingdom in collaboration with the Awqaf Ministry, as well as the committees of the chosen mosques, the company said in a statement released on Sunday. The...
Israel is first in wastewater reuse, but Palestinians are last – Jerualem Post
By CLIVE LIPCHIN February 19, 2017 [editor’s note: the headline the Post put on this article does note reflect the autho’s tone.] Water and wastewater management cannot and need not wait for a political settlement, and the public, must demand from our governments to act now. At international water conferences,...
Authorities thwart attempt to smuggle live songbirds into Gaza – Jerusalem Post
By Sharon Udasin February 15, 2017 Goldfinches are considered a rare and highly sought-after animal in the Arab sector. Defense officials thwarted an attempt on Wednesday morning to smuggle thousands of shekels worth of live songbirds from Gaza to Israel. Inspectors at the Erez crossing to the northern Gaza Strip...
Israeli firm to build second sewage treatment plant in Ethiopia – Jerusalem Post
BySharon Udasin February 13, 2017 The Caesarea-based firm is teaming up with partner TodayTomorrow Ventures Inc. in a $400,000 deal to construct a wastewater treatment facility at the EPRI 1 condominium complex in Addis Ababa. Aiming to provide a more efficient and reliable alternative to the aging septic systems of...
Now companies can buy documented green power in the Gulf – Environment and Development
17/2/2017 For the first time, companies operating in the Gulf can purchase documented renewable energy. ECOHZ now offers green power documented by the International REC Standard. By buying I-RECs companies can reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and improve their sustainability rating. “Corporations all over the world are increasingly demanding renewable...
Honey of an idea – Jerusalem Post
By JUDY SIEGEL February 1, 2017 Students develop autonomous pollination device Students from Modi’in’s ORT Ironi Daled High School may have found a way to circumvent the threat to agricultural production posed by declining bee populations worldwide. As part of a project for science engineering class, students developed an autonomous...
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