WHAT WE DO
The Middle East is characterized by high income economies relying on energy exports, and middle to low income economies with limited resources for export. Both developmental models tend to neglect sustainability - but pollution, climate change and loss of natural resources already are rampant and will effect future generations even more drastically. Pushing for sustainable development is also a question of justice: between current and future generations, but also between those who have the means to isolate themselves from the negative repercussions of unsustainable practices, and those who have to bear the brunt of it. The program Environmental Justice puts special emphasis on the issues of climate change and renewable energies, on the access to public resources, and the right to sustainable agriculture and a just international trade regime.
THE GREAT TRANSITION - ALTERNATIVE PATHS FOR A BETTER AND CLIMATE JUST FUTURE
The final episode of the Heinrich Boell Foundation's Podcast Series „Tipping Point“ on Climate Justice in the Anthropocene is now online: The great transition - Alternative paths for a better and climate just future
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See also boell.de/tippingpoint for the other episodes such as the License to pollute - Carbon markets and the new economy of nature
City Debates 2018
City Debates is a yearly conference organized by the Masters in Urban Planning & Policy and Masters in Urban Design Programs at the American University of Beirut. This year, Professor Ralf Pasel joined AUB's City Debates 2018 in Beirut and summarized his presentation in the following 2 podcasts:
Professor Ralf Pasel on Situational Urbanism
Here Professor Pasel explains in a few minutes about "Situational Urbanism" - about the connections between urbanism, architecture, landscape architecture, and socio-economic circumstances.
Professor Ralf Pasel on Housing Projects for Refugees in Germany
Alternative housing projects: Professor Ralf Pasel shares some ideas of his work in Germany for refugees from Syria and African countries.
For more on "Water Not For Sale" campain:
Read the article "When dams meet privatization: Lebanon under water transactions" by Roland Riachi published in alakhbar english on May 13th, 2014
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