Middle East


06 Sep 2011

The growing worldwide demand for resources is threatening the world’s environmental health to an unprecedented extent. Unless new policies are set in place, this situation could have devastating implications for human development. In this context, women and children can be very active participants in the defence of the environment and stop, or even reverse, the degradation of our natural resources.

26 May 2011

OROUMIEH LAKE, Iran – From a hillside, Kamal Saadat looked forlornly at hundreds of potential customers, knowing he could not take them for trips in his boat to enjoy a spring weekend on picturesque Oroumieh Lake, the third largest saltwater lake on earth. Look, the boat is stuck... It cannot move anymore," said Saadat, gesturing to where it lay encased by solidifying salt and lamenting that he could not understand why the lake was fading away.

21 Jan 2011

The Municipality of Abu Dhabi City is sponsoring a national initiative designed to enable the sorting out of waste at the source by using solar-powered containers deployed at various locations of the capital in the context of a strategy aimed at raising the communal awareness towards fostering a clean and sustainable environment through using modern technologies in recycling materials.


16 May 2011

For 5,000 years the Marsh Arabs lived in the mythical Garden of Eden in the marshes of southern Iraq. Saddam decimated the marshes in the early 90s.