Launch of the Arab Youth Network for Sustainable Development (AYSDN)

The Arab Youth Network for Sustainable Development (AYSDN), which includes a group of youth leaders from the Middle East and North Africa, announced on Monday, January 1, 2018, that the youth leadership role will be strengthened in light of the current circumstances that require us to create a more effective youth system. The initiative aims […]

Ingredients of Climate Finance

One of the central elements of climate change negotiations is climate finance, sometimes also referred to as green finance. Let me quote the definition of Climate finance from the Standing Committee on Finance under the UNFCCC: “Climate finance refers to local, national or transnational financing, which may be drawn from public, private and alternative sources […]

Why 1.5 Degrees Matters

The world cannot achieve the sustainable development goals he pledged for in 2016 by going higher than 1.5°C.  Currently we are 1.1 degree C above pre-industrial state.  Many countries are facing the effects of the rise in global temperatures. Rising 1.5°C will have major adverse effects on least developed countries (LDC), Africa, and Small Island […]

Introduction to Mediterranean Youth Climate Network (MYCN)

Mediterranean region is highly vulnerable region to climate change impacts. Its land is being transformed into a desert and water stress is at an all-time high. Since we are all facing these challenges and threats, we decided on working to change climate change. We are working on raising environmental awareness and causing behavioral changes. The […]

Waste Crisis in Lebanon

Solid waste management in Lebanon has been hogging limelight globally in recent years. Unfortunately, Lebanon is struggling to solve the waste crisis with no permanent solution in sight.  The organic content in Lebanese MSW is around 50-55% which makes it a well-suited for composting and anaerobic digestion. Recyclables content is also good, though recycling is […]

My Date with COP23

COP23 was held in Bonn, Germany at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) headquarters. COP23 was my third consecutive conference and I was on a party badge in COP21 and COP22. This time I was an observer and YOUNGO (youth representative) focal point for 2017. Every COP is different, and each has […]

COP23: Perspectives for Lebanon

This year the 23rd Conference of Parties (COP23) will be held in Bonn, Germany from 6-17 November. Although it will be held in Bonn, the Republic of Fiji will head it. The Fijian COP23 presidency had set a goal for COP23, which is uniting coalitions of the private sector, civil society and government and the […]