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Najib Saab

Najib Saab

Secretary-General of the Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED) and editor-in-chief of Environment & Development magazine

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'Normal Weather'… No More

The term normal temperature is becoming something of the past, and will soon disappear from weather

Towards Climate and Environmental Literacy in Arab Countries

Literacy is a term that refers to the indoctrination of the basic principles of reading and writing,

A Vaccine for Covid-19, But What About Climate Change?

It is hoped that 2021 will enter history as the year that witnessed victory over the most grave heal

Oil as Part of the Solution

When the G20 was established in 1999, neither environment nor climate change were on its agenda.

Biden Resets Climate Policy

When President Donald Trump leaves the White House in two months, some executive orders that he issu

Urban Forests for a Moderate Climate

Heat waves sweeping across the globe have bigger effect in cities.

We Got the Money, Where To Invest It?

Contrary to what was expected, governments, central banks, international finance institutions and de

Save the Earth before Your Beautiful Hair

Less than a week after the publication of figures on the unprecedented rise in global temperatures,

Exporting Waste and Importing Ammonium Nitrate

The Beirut catastrophe revealed a blatant failure in dealing with hazardous materials, illustrative

UNEP: What’s in a Name?

Preventing the Next Pandemic is the title of a timely report about breaking the chain of diseases tr

Footprint of International Conferences

Since Charles Darwin first presented the results of his research on evolution at a scientific gather

Do we Need a New Pact for the Environment?

Since the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment released its Stockholm Declaration in 1

The Environmentalist Minister of Energy

Amid news about the increasing number of coronavirus deaths, confirmed cases, and the fear for new w

How Will the Pandemic Influence Development Goals?

Can the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) still be achieved on time by the 2030 deadline? The

The Age of Bicycles and Internet

When people went back to work in Geneva recently, breaking weeks of lockdown, they were surprised by


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