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Climate change: Entry point for regional peace in the Middle East

2 September 2021

Climate change is hitting the Middle East region hard with unbearable temperatures, water scarcity, desertification and saltwater intrusion undermining local food production. After the recent eruption of violence the need to address underlying stresses of grievances of people living in the region is mentioned as a factor that deserves extra attention. The dialogue will look into approaches to combat desertification, dialogues over the Jordan river which is at risk of drying up and cooperation to provide more renewable energy.

2 September 2021, 16:00-17:00

Programme & speakers

Panel: Options for environmental peacebuilding in the wider Middle East

  • Yana Abu Taleb, Director of EcoPeace Middle East – Jordan, on the EcoPeace approach to environmental peacebuilding
  • Rene Van Nes, Head of Division of Conflict Prevention and Mediation Support at European External Action Service (tbc)
  • Prof. Alon Tal, Member of the Knesset
  • Dr. Shaddad Attili, Advisor ranking Minister at the Negotiations Support Department - PLO / Former Water Minister

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