There are a number of sustainable development programs and policies in Morocco that display innovation and promote social solidarity. These participatory democratic initiatives are designed to catalyze people’s development and meeting multiple human needs at the same time. For example, the Municipal Charter of the nation requires the application of participatory […]
Physics would suggest that covering yourself in plastic bottles may not seem like the ideal way to keep warm in an...
The biggest manmade forest in the region is being created in the middle of the desert north of Doha. The wood, which...
Morocco’s mosques are going green in an effort to improve efficiency, promote renewable energy and create business...
Saudi Arabia is aiming to develop its eco-tourism potential to boost numbers visiting the middle eastern kingdom. It has designated three sites for this investment. The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTNH) says it will emphasize environmental and adventure tourism. To read more, click here.Read more ›
As young people across the Middle East grapple with a lack of employment, a growing number of Egyptian entrepreneurs are learning that eco-friendly businesses can solve environmental problems and boost their bottom line. The region’s burst of innovation is driven partly by greater access to technology and a youthful population, […]Read more ›
This company turns recycled plastic bags into designer furniture with a traditional Egyptian weaving process
Cairo’s Reform Studio is turning trash into treasure with its Plastex material, which is woven from plastic bags using Egyptian handlooms. Plastic shopping bags, as useful as they are for the 12 minutes when they’re in use, are a curse on our planet. While it can be simple enough to […]Read more ›
Just how cheap has solar energy gotten? To give you an indication, Middle Eastern countries from Saudi Arabia to the United Arab Emirates are betting on solar to power their future, now the oil that has fueled their electricity plants for the past century. The decision to invest in solar […]Read more ›
Farmers in Qatar continue to overexploit the desert state’s aquifers, increasing the risk that the country’s groundwater will become unfit for crops or human consumption, a new government report has warned. Qatar’s growing agricultural sector remains heavily dependent on groundwater and drew some 230 million cubic meters – enough to […]Read more ›
Architect Hanna Salameh is blunt about how his city is different from many others. “We have no concept of sidewalks,” he says. “We really see them as something you cross over to get to your car. I think that’s why so many people throw trash on the sidewalks – we […]Read more ›