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Jumpstarting Hope in Gaza – Damour for Community Development | Arava Institute for Environmental Studies | Peres Center for Peace and Innovation and others

https://jumpstartinghopegaza.org/event/ to be held on Friday, June 07, 2024. 10:00 AM – 01:30 PM In response to the acute humanitarian and environmental crises in Gaza, Jumpstarting Hope in Gaza mobilizes a cooperative effort for the rapid deployment of decentralized water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) and energy solutions. Backed by extensive cross-border expertise, Damour for Community Development and […]

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Peace-focused environmental group looks to bring Israelis, Palestinians together to address Gaza’s water shortage – EJewish Philanthropy

Tareq Abu Hamed, the Palestinian director of the Israeli Arava Institute for Environmental Studies, tells American supporters in D.C. that his group uses ‘science and the environment to bring people together’ HALEY COHEN/EJEWISHPHILANTHROPY Tareq Abu Hamed, executive director of the Arava Institute, speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on May 15, 2024. […]

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Escalating emissions: How Red Sea disruptions are driving up emissions – Environment and Development (Reuters)

(Reuters) – A surge of attacks on ships traveling the waters of the Red Sea is forcing shippers to reroute their vessels, sending them on longer journeys that drive up their carbon dioxide emissions. For companies struggling to account for – and lower – the climate-warming emissions associated with their businesses, these rerouted journeys add to the challenge. […]

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Sea Urchins Worldwide in Danger From Epidemic Emerging From the Gulf of Eilat – Haaretz

An epidemic that has decimated large numbers of sea urchins in the Gulf of Eilat has spread to the Red Sea and spilled over into the Indian Ocean. ‘This is an ecological disaster of the first order,’ say researchers at Tel Aviv University, recommending that urgent action be taken Zafrir Rinat. May 23, 2024 A […]

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Gulf’s mangroves could shrink by 45 per cent as climate threat looms, report warns – Environment and Development (The National)

Daniel Bardsley. May 26, 2024 Mangroves in the Arabian Gulf and surrounding regions could shrink by 45 per cent over the next half century if current trends continue, scientists have warned in a study. The assessment, by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), found that the area in the Gulf covered by mangroves has […]

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USAID confirms continued support for Jordan’s water strategy – Jordan Times

By JT – May 30,2024  AMMAN — US Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Samantha Power on Wednesday reaffirmed the continued support for achieving Jordan’s strategic water sector plan and backing government efforts to ensure water security in the country. Minister of Water and Irrigation Raed Abu Soud commended the efforts of the water sector and the […]

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Aqaba water company signs JD15 million agreements to boost water efficiency – Jordan Times

By JT – May 28,2024  AMMAN — A series of executive agreements, totalling JD15 million, referred by the Aqaba Water Company to local contractors were signed on Monday. The funding, provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is part of the wider Fixed Amount Reimbursement Agreement (FARA) loss reduction project, the Jordan News Agency, […]

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New Initiatives Target Energy Efficiency Growth in Saudi Arabia – Environment and Development (AAWSAT)

28 May 2024. Riyadh: Ayat Nur The Saudi government has unveiled eight new initiatives to boost energy efficiency, targeting sustainable economic growth and lower carbon emissions. The new initiatives were announced at the Saudi ESCO 2024 forum, which began Monday in Riyadh. Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman attended the event. Energy efficiency means using less […]

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Unlocking the Potential of Green Hydrogen: A Global and Regional Overview – Middle East Solar Industry Association

Unlocking the Potential of Green Hydrogen: A Global and Regional Overview Join us in our coming webinar titled “Unlocking the Potential of Green Hydrogen: A Global and Regional Overview.” This webinar will explore the transformative impact of green hydrogen on the global energy landscape. Gain valuable insights as we delve into the following topics: Topics: […]

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UAE announces new long-term ‘Blue Residency’ visa – Environment and Development (AL ARABIYA news)

Abeer Khan. 16 May ,2024 UAE announced Wednesday a new long-term visa for professionals working in fields of sustainability and environment action, Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported. The newly introduced visa category will cater to “individuals with exceptional contributions and efforts in the field of environment action and sustainability both inside and outside the United Arab Emirates.” […]

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October 7 led to severe loss of agricultural output and growing number of food-insecure Israelis – Jerusalem Post

The outbreak of the Israel-Hamas war has led to an existential crisis for Israeli farmers, as well as for customers and evacuees trying to make ends meet in time for the holiday.  By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH. APRIL 15, 2024 As a result of the war and the current uncertainty, the families of military reserves and evacuated families, […]

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 Kingdom emerges as regional leader in electric vehicle adoption, infrastructure growth – Jordan Times

By Sara J. Faqir – May 16, 2024  Jordan stands as a true pioneer in electric mobility within the region (Photo courtesy of unsplash.com) AMMAN — The automotive landscape is undergoing a transformative shift as electric vehicles (EVs) surge to the forefront of the industry. With the concerns about climate change and the growing demand for sustainable […]

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Jordan, Saudi Arabia complete electrical interconnection project feasibility studies – Jordan Times

By JT – May 17,2024  AMMAN — Director General of the National Electric Power Company (NEPCO) Amjad Rawashdeh said that Jordan and Saudi Arabia have completed economic and technical feasibility studies for an electrical interconnection project between the two nations. Rawashdeh also noted that draft agreements for the project are “almost done”, according to the Jordan News […]

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KKL-JNF unveils new program to protect migratory birds – Jerusalem Post

n the last 30 years the the migratory bird population in Israel has dropped by more than 10%, according to KKL-JNF, due in part to climate change and the bird flu epidemic.  By JERUSALEM POST STAFF. MAY 26, 2024  The Jewish National Fund unveiled last week a new program titled the National Program for the Protection […]

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The Environment Agency–Abu Dhabi Starts the First Reintroduction Phase of Dama Gazelles in Chad – Environment and Development

17/5/2024 As part of one of the largest large mammal reintroduction programmes in the world, the Environment Agency–Abu Dhabi (EAD) released for the first time six Dama Gazelles into the Ouadi Rimé – Ouadi Achim Wildlife Reserve (OROAWF) in Chad. One of the three most endangered gazelle species, this latest release is part of an […]

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Embracing AI: Transforming sustainable mining and mineral exploration in Saudi Arabia – Al Arabiya

As the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia continues to explore the integration of AI in mineral exploration, it opens a promising new chapter not only for economic prosperity but also for upholding its commitment to environmental sustainability. Majid Alghaslan. 17 May ,2024 Saudi Arabia is at a critical juncture, poised to diversify its economy by capitalizing […]

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Environment Agency–Abu Dhabi and Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development to ban single-use Styrofoam products from 1 June – Environment and Development

22/5/2024 As part of Environment Agency –Abu Dhabi’s (EAD) Single-Use Plastic Policy which was launched in 2020, a ban on a series of Styrofoam products in the emirate will become effective from 1 June 2024. Styrofoam is a type of plastic called expanded polystyrene and it has a range of uses. As part of the […]

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Algeria to produce 3.7 million cubic meters of desalinated water per day by end of 2024 – Environment and Development (Reuters)

(Reuters) – Algeria will produce 3.7 million cubic meters per day of desalinated water by the end of 2024, which will cover 42% of the needs of the population estimated at 47 million, the CEO of Algerian Energy Company (AEC) Mohamed Boutabba told Reuters. Algeria aims to reach 5.6 million cubic meters per day of desalinated […]

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After ‘Arab Spring Floods’: Do Not Use Climate Change as Excuse – Environment and Development

Najib Saab. 16/5/2024 The original copy of this commentary is published today, 16 May, as opinion in An-Nahar newspaper. (www.annahar.com)  Will the spring floods that hit some Arab countries serve as a reminder of the power of nature and the inevitability of respecting its rules? This question became obvious after the rainstorms that recently struck […]

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Islamic thought can help the region attain a green future – Arab News

RODRIGO TAVARES. April 26, 2024 Short Url https://arab.news/w6aqy US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen’s recent visit to China underscored the urgency of addressing climate change. While she expressed concerns about the adequacy of China’s efforts in combating this existential threat, Chinese officials asserted their commitment to their own vision of sustainability encapsulated in the concept of […]

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