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RICCAR Citations
2023-06-01
CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS AND JUST TRANSITION IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES
2023-04-14
CLIMATE CHANGE: IMPLICATIONS FOR AGRICULTURE POLICIES IN NEAR EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

ESCWA developed this background paper as a contribution to the chapter on “Climate change, land, water and agriculture: impacts and responses” of the regional report on the State of Land and Water Resources (SOLAW). The SOLAW report, published by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) office for the Near East and North Africa (NENA) zooms into the most pressing issues in the region, including the preservation of land and water resources to ensure food security. Looking at the most recent projections, the report presents what the prevailing agricultural conditions are likely to be in the middle of the century, and what implications this should have for agricultural policies. The impacts of climate change on various farming systems and agriculture productivity are also described.

The document highlights the challenges of adapting agriculture sectors and livelihoods in the medium to long-term period, requiring technical and policy responses, and discusses response options, institutions, policy and planning solutions. It also emphasizes the importance of monitoring progress and aligning monitoring and evaluation of climate with national systems, against SDG 13 and countries' NDC commitments.

2022-11-07
COP 27 and Climate Action in the Middle East in the Middle East - Special Issue

Many of the impacts of climate change are transboundary in nature — that is, climate impacts in one country could exacerbate risks in others, especially given the variance between Middle East countries in terms of natural resource endowments and socio-economic conditions. This volume of insights aims to address this question by shedding light on key climate threats faced by countries in the region, examining the current state of climate action in mitigating and adapting to climate change, highlighting the implementation gaps in areas such as water, energy, tourism and finance, and offering possible solutions. It also aims to identify avenues for countries of the region to voice their regional climate concerns and interests at COP 27.

 https://mei.nus.edu.sg/publication/12982-2/

2021-07-30
Protests in Iran Point to the Middle East's "Water Bankrupt" Future

Candace Rondeaux

Centre on the Future of War, America and Arizona State University.

World Politics Review WPR 

https://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/articles/29845/behind-khuzestan-protests-iran-and-the-middle-east-s-water-scarcity 

2020-07-02
Can the Implementation of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus Support Economic Growth in the Mediterranean Region? The Current Status and the Way Forward

Vasileios Markantonis1*, Arnaud Reynaud1, Armagan Karabulut1, Rana El Hajj2, Dogan Altinbilek3, Ibrahim M. Awad4, Adriana Bruggeman5, Vangelis Constantianos6, Jaroslav Mysiak7, Nicola Lamaddalena8, Mohamed Salah Matoussi9, Henrique Monteiro10, Alberto Pistocchi1, Ugo Pretato11, Naser Tahboub12, Ismail Kaan Tunçok13, Olcay Ünver14, Remco Van Ek15, Bárbara Willaarts16, Sönmez Bülent17, Turan Zakir18 and Giovanni Bidoglio1*

1Joint Research Centre, European Commission, Ispra, Italy; 2Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, Beirut, Lebanon; 3International Water Resources Association, Nanterre, France; 4Al-Quds University, Jerusalem, Palestine; 5The Cyprus Institute, Nicosia, Cyprus; 6Global Water Partnership-Mediterranean (GWP-Med), Athens, Greece; 7Risk Assessment and Adaptation Strategies, Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici and Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Venice, Italy; 8International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies, Valenzano, Italy; 9University of Tunis, Tunis, Tunisia; 10Business Research Unit (BRU-IUL), Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Lisbon, Portugal; 11Studio Fieschi & Soci Srl, Turin, Italy; 12Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), Barcelona, Spain; 13Solaris Consultancy, Ancara, Turkey; 14Food and Agriculture Organization, Rome, Italy; 15DELTARES, Delft, Netherlands; 16Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain; 17Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock, Ankara, Turkey; 18Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs, Ankara, Turkey

https://doi.org/10.3389/fenvs.2019.00084

2020-06-10
Arab Sustainable Development Report 2020
2020-05-01
Past, Present, and Future Vulnerability to Dengue in Jamaica: A Spatial Analysis of Monthly Variations

Sheika Henry and Francisco de Assis Mendonça

Department of Geography, Federal University of Parana, Curitiba 81531-980, Brazil

https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/17/9/3156/htm

2020-04-09
Climate Change Impacts on Agriculture and Food Security in Egypt: Land and Water Resources - Smart Farming-Livestock, Fishery and Aquaculture
2020-04-09
Agricultural Production in Egypt: Assessing Vulnerability and Enhancing Adaptive Capacity and Resilience to Climate Change

M.A.S Abdel Monem, B. Radojevic

Regional Office for the Near East and North Africa, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, FAO, Dokki, Cairo, Egypt

https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-030-41629-4_10

2020-04-09
Exploring Changes in the Agricultural Calendar as a Response to Climate Variability in Egypt

El-Sayed Ewis Omran

Soil and Water Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt; and Department of Natural Resources, Institute of African Research and Studies, Aswan University Aswan, Egypt

https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-41629-4_12