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The Nexus in the Arab Region Policy Brief // Nexus, Resource Efficiency, and Sustainable Development

The WEF Nexus in the Arab Region Series is published by the League of Arab States (LAS), with technical and financial support from the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). This policy brief is specifically looking at policies and development strategies for the Nexus in the Arab region.

The current low pricing policies of resources in the majority of Arab countries have been promoting unsustainable consumption and production patterns leading to more resources depletion. Low pricing and across the board non-targeting subsidies have resulted in domestic over-consumption of resources and the absence of incentives to achieve resources efficiency. This calls for a paradigm shift in policies and policy development. Reforming pricing schemes would improve resources efficiency, enhance economic and climate resilience, lessen burdens on governments’ budgets, and help achieve the newly adopted SDGs and mandates of the Paris 2015 Climate Summit.

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MENA Nexus Policy Brief - Nexus, Resource Efficiency and Sustainable Development (English)

MENA Nexus Policy Brief - Nexus, Resource Efficiency and Sustainable Development (Arabic)

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