Climate

    The most high-profile lawsuits on climate change
    27 May 2021

    Going to court to protect human rights is becoming an important tool in the fight against climate change. Courtrooms around the world have become one of the front lines for those seeking to limit the scale of the climate crisis. The main reason for the lawsuits is the inaction or too weak policy of most […]

    Saudi Arabia focus on climate change is with shift in environment sector to realize Vision 2030
    24 May 2021

    The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has given utmost attention to climate change in the framework of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman’s unprecedented interest paid to the environment sector. This was evident with the establishment of a Ministry for the Environment, Saudi Gazette reports. In addition, a royal approval has been issued […]

    Two European cinematic perspectives on the lives of African peasants

    There are two notable films on environmental and social issues in Africa, ‘Thank you for the rain’ and ‘Makala’. Let’s consider each of them separately. Makala is a movie at the intersection of the social and the landscape-contemplative topics. An hour and a half of screen time takes us to the Democratic Republic of the […]

    First-ever carbon-neutral FIFA World Cup is expected in Qatar
    18 May 2021

    Qatar Olympic Committee has joined the Sports for Climate Action initiative to reaffirm its commitment to reducing its environmental impact, ANOC reports. The Qatar Olympic Committee announced it has become a signatory for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s “Sports for Climate Action” initiative. The move saw QOC reinforce its commitment to reducing […]

    UN Secretary General has announced that the world is approaching climate disaster
    15 May 2021

    Earth’s temperature in 2020 reached a record high in 3 million years. Current commitments by countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are not enough to prevent a climate disaster, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres states. He said: “Last year was yet another unprecedented period of extreme weather and climate disasters. Carbon dioxide concentrations again rose […]

    Qatar fights against climate change with expanded fish farming
    15 May 2021

    Qatari initiatives to expand fish farming in Gulf waters can prevent the depletion of resources caused by the impact of climate change, Doha News reports. Depletion of fishery stocks has prompted Qatar to expand fish farming efforts in offshore Gulf waters. At the same time the demand for fresh produce in local markets grows. Research […]

    Business-as-usual leads to disaster. In 20 years, temperatures in the Middle East and North Africa will rise to 56° C
    12 May 2021

    In the summer months, temperatures in the Middle East and North Africa will rise to an ultra-extreme 56°C due to global warming. Business-as-usual will lead to super and ultra-extreme heatwaves in the region. This is stated in a study by the Center for Climate and Atmospheric Research (CARE-C) of the Cyprus Institute and the Max […]

    Planting of 50 billion trees. The “Green Saudi” and the “Green Middle East” initiatives

    In March 2021, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced the Saudi Green Initiative and the Middle East Green Initiative — two bold plans to combat climate change and protect the environment. These projects demonstrate the Kingdom’s commitment towards a greener, more sustainable Saudi Arabia. “This green drive has improved the urban landscape of cities, and […]