Tag: environmentalists

    Top Emirati environmentalist urges action over global biodiversity collapse

    The managing director of the Abu Dhabi Environment Agency on December 7 urged the international community to take action to prevent global biodiversity loss, which she often said “plays second fiddle” to the issue of climate change in international agreements. Speaking at an online event hosted by the Emirates Society and attended by Arab News, […]

    Two Kurdish environmental activists detained in Iran: watchdog

    Two Kurdish environmental activists were arrested by Iranian security in the West Azerbaijan province after a fresh wave of arrests began in the Kurdish areas of Iran last week, a human rights watchdog said on November 18, Rudaw reports. Jahangir Saghernia and Khabat Khatial were arrested on November 17 by security forces. The two are […]

    Israel energy minister says UAE oil pipeline should be canceled

    Israel’s energy minister has said a deal with partners from the United Arab Emirates to transport oil from the Gulf to Europe via Israel should be canceled as it is too much of a risk environmentally. Opposition from environmental groups has forced the Israeli government to reconsider one of its biggest deals with the UAE, […]

    What are the most pressing environmental issues for Qatar’s incoming Shura Council?
    14 Oct 2021

    With Qatar just a day away from its first elected Shura Council, incoming members will be met with various issues, Doha News states. The Shura Council elections in Qatar have been revered as a historic and massive step forward for the Gulf state in improving public inclusion in legislative matters. More so, the elections have […]

    ‘We are fearful’: indigenous Mexicans dread new military buildup on ancestral land

    As the Tzeltal people resist huge infrastructure projects across Chiapas state, the new national guard barracks springing up are alarming many, The Guardian reports. Let’s get to know what happens in the Mexico state. *** Micaela* always stops to kiss a cross at the base of three hills, a lush swath of land in the […]