The Impact of Climate Change and Environmental Injustice in the Middle East and North Africa: What Should be Done?
Date(s) - 04/28/2022
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Arab Center Washington DC
On the occasion of Earth Day, which is celebrated on April 22, Arab Center Washington DC is organizing a webinar to discuss the impact of climate change and environmental injustice in the Middle East and North Africa. The panelists will discuss the details of the current and projected future impacts of climate change in the region, the challenges to addressing the growing climate crisis in MENA countries, and recommendations for adaptation and mitigation strategies to be taken by the region’s countries individually and collectively to curb these impacts from further intensifying. The panelists will also examine how climate change is disproportionately affecting marginalized communities in the region and address the issues of environmental injustice, political ecology, and hydropolitics in Jordan, Palestine, Golan Heights, Lebanon, Iraq, and elsewhere in MENA. The discussion will include identifying avenues for specific and effective climate action towards net-zero carbon emissions and the adoption of measures to address the impact of climate change and ensure the resilience of the region and its vulnerable communities.
Senior Research Associate, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University
Laurent A. Lambert
Water-Energy-Climate Public Policy Assistant Professor, Doha Institute for Graduate Studies
Enseignant-Chercheur, Sciences Po Paris
Senior Fellow and Director of the Climate and Water Program, Middle East Institute
Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science, University of New Hampshire
*Additional speakers to be announced
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