Nexus News for the Middle East and North Africa Region — MENA

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COP22 // Report from the side event "A nexus approach to integrated climate change adaptation and mitigation in Morocco and the wider MENA region"

By Holger Hoff, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research/Stockholm Environment Institute. The article provides a summary of a COP22 Side Event on the Nexus approach in Morocco and the MENA region. It took place on 10 Nov 2016.

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WEF Nexus and Climate // World Bank Steps Up Climate Funding in Arab World

The World Bank Group announced today a new plan to ramp up support for countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to confront the multiple threats of climate change. Over the next four years, the MENA Climate Action Plan aims to nearly double the portion of Bank financing dedicated to climate action, taking it to around US$1.5 billion per year by 2020. Speaking at a press conference at the COP22 global climate summit in Marrakech, World Bank MENA Vice President Hafez Ghanem said...

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MENA Region // WEF Nexus in the Arab Region: Challenges and Prospects

In Arab language. - In this interview Prof. Waleed Khalil Al-Zubari of the Arabian Gulf University (AGU) highlights the great importance of adopting the Nexus approach in the Arab region where the interrelations between the three sectors are stronger than in any other region in the world. There is an increasing demand for these resources in the Arab countries, as populations grow and consumption patterns change. At the same time, climate change has a strong effect on the already critical...

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Beating water and land shortages in the Middle East and north Africa
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The Nexus in the Arab Region // Beating water and land shortages in the Middle East and north Africa

Focusing on the nexus between scarce resources is the only route to sustainable supplies of water, food and energy. A new initiative by the Stockholm Environment Institute, Texas A&M and Chatham House will act as a hub for knowledge and technology exchange, and for innovating, adapting and benchmarking solutions. By Holger Hoff and Tom Gill, SEI Stockholm

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"Rivers, climate change, desertification and water tables don't respect political boundaries"
Nexus Interviews

Nexus and Peace // "Rivers, climate change, desertification and water tables don't respect political boundaries"

Interview with Ciarán Ó Cuinn, director of the Middle East Desalination Research Center (MEDRC), an international organisation working on solutions to fresh water scarcity in the Middle East.

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Euroconsult Mott MacDonald to study interactions of water, food, energy nexus in Egypt
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Nexus in Egypt // Euroconsult Mott MacDonald to study interactions of water, food, energy nexus in Egypt

The study focuses on food security, energy supply and water management and how these sectoral parts can be brought to the water-food-energy nexus. State-owned German implementing agency Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) commissioned the study.

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