Welcome to MENA-Forum
Latest from the Blog
There seems to be some race between the USA and Europe with France's TOTAL that recently signed with Algeria a contract for a polypropylene plant in the country. There were afterwards two days of public demonstrations in different localities close to the country's...read more
Search the Blog:
MENA-Forum means :
Foster sustainable livelihoods and economic development in the MENA region as well as in the world.
Preserve and protect the environment, to ensure that future generations have access to clean air and water, fertile soil, open spaces and sustainable resources.
Support the creation and conservation of the environment, valuing the historical and cultural integrity of national, regional, local and historic landmarks.
More from the Blog
It’s highly likely that you recognise the building in the picture at the top of this page. The Sydney Opera House is, after all, one of the most famous structures in the world. Designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon, it attracts over 8m visitors a year and provides a...read more
This article dated October 16, 2018 is part of a collaboration between the Center for Public Integrity, The Texas Tribune, The Associated Press and Newsy. It is in 2 parts. Excerpts of part 2 are below with my Bolds. How Washington unleashed fossil-fuel exports and...read more
The release of the IPCC special report just a few days ago has highlighted the disaster we find ourselves barrelling towards. The IPCC report found that 1.5℃ of warming above pre-industrial levels could have catastrophic consequences for millions around the world, and...read more
Two 2018 reports dealing with Human Development that do not give the same results (certainly using different methods of calculation) were published. It is that of the UNDP and recently on 11 October 2018 that of the World Bank. These two reports show the urgency of...read more
On Monday the UN IPCC came out with its latest Special Report, this one supposedly addressed specifically to the allegedly dire consequences of allowing world temperatures to increase by more than an arbitrarily-selected threshold. Here is a copy of the “Summary for...read more
Tunisia looks to be recovering the tourist numbers it lost following the 2015 terrorist attacks in Sousse, while jobs and FDI are also rebounding thanks to a batch of reforms. Sebastian Shehadi reports. Tunisia back on the tourism trail Sebastian Shehadi | 11/10/2018...read more
Facebook and feuds – the impact of social media on traditional tribal justice in Jordan Geoffrey Hughes, University of Exeter There is a saying among Jordan’s Bedouin tribesmen that “prison is loss”. Victims of violence in rural Jordan have told me that they do not...read more
Efforts to assist the tens of millions who’ve been forced from their homes are being increasingly constrained by severely limited funds, a new report from the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) has warned, urging greater international attention and support. Funds...read more
Algeria’s state-owned oil and gas company SONATRACH will launch offshore drilling with France’s TOTAL (NYSE: TOT) and Italy’s ENI (NYSE: E) on two sites in the east and west of Algeria at the start of 2019, its CEO said on Oct. 7. “We should start drilling at the...read more