Is the Mediterranean Basin really a hotspot of environmental change?

Is the Mediterranean Basin really a hotspot of environmental change?

Joël Guiot, Aix-Marseille Université (AMU) and Wolfgang Cramer, Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) The Mediterranean basin, which includes the Mediterranean Sea and the countries it borders, is often referred to as a hotspot for climate change and biodiversity. This image is used to illustrate the multiple risks for the region, its people and […]

Morocco Aims For 50% Renewable Energy By 2030

Morocco Aims For 50% Renewable Energy By 2030

The Kingdom of Morocco is already doing quite alright in terms of renewable energy relative to most other countries. Renewable energy creates about 35% of the country’s electricity needs, according to data from 2019. But the country is aiming to do much better.

‘New Algeria,’ Same as the Old Algeria

‘New Algeria,’ Same as the Old Algeria

On November 1, Algerians voted in a referendum for a series of constitutional amendments proposed by the government. The referendum was a nonevent because of the low participation level. This came at a time when the population had been demanding a political transition in Algeria, through a popular protest movement, the Hirak, that began in February 2019.

Abundance Is The New Sustainability

Only Forbes magazine can produce such article. It is written by Afdhel Aziz , Contributor and posted on November 4, 2018 and about : The Power Of Purpose: Abundance Is The New Sustainability For a while now, I’ve been struggling with the word ‘sustainability’. Don’t get me wrong: I think it is a worthy goal […]

Higher education’s key role in sustainable development

Patrick Blessinger, Enakshi Sengupta and Mandla Makhanya, wrote this article for University World News dated September 7, 2018, Issue No:519 on how any sustainable development would be vital because of the increased demands on the environment due to, mainly increased urbanisation and industrialisation as well as the ongoing depletion of non-renewable resources. They advise that […]

The world’s weird self-organizing economy seen from the MENA

Excerpts of the first 3 points of a brilliant article posted on July 11, 2018 by Gail Tverberg are republished here for their undoubtful interest. It is about how today’s world economy is perceived from the USA as things are unfolding under Trump’s leadership. Meanwhile, the world’s weird self-organizing economy seen from the MENA would seem […]