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Call for Applications: Participation in COP25

The Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung- Palestine & Jordan welcomes applications from Palestine and Jordan for participation in the 2019 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 25) held in Santiago, Chile from December 2nd-13th, 2019.

Call for Ideas: "Takhayal [Imagine] Ramallah"

We invite scholars, artists, urbanists and interested persons regardless of background or discipline to submit an abstract of up to 250-words, and an image if needed, describing their idea for a contribution to this compendium, "Takhayal Ramallah". 

Climate change and human rights – Can the courts fix it?

Overview

Climate litigation is on the rise - in Germany, in Europe and worldwide. What role can courts play in the fight against climate change? This article shows the link between human rights and climate change, its implications, and introduces some of the cases.

COP24: Coal Country Hosts Climate Negotiations

Expectations were high for COP24, yet world leaders failed to adequately respond to climate change. What happened at COP24 and what does this mean for Palestine and the region?

By Ruba Anabtawi

The Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Palestine & Jordan holds a two-day workshop in Aqaba on plastic & solid waste

The Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Palestine & Jordan (hbs) held a two-day workshop (between November 7th & 8th) in Aqaba, Jordan on the impact of plastic & solid waste on our cities and oceans under the slogan “More Plastic than Fish in the Ocean?”. The event was held in partnership with the Royal Marine Conservation Society (JREDS) and involved twelve environmental activists, active change makers, and researchers as well as six expert speakers from Jordan and Palestine to discuss a variety of topics related to plastic & solid waste pollution.

What's at stake for COP 24?

Briefing

The Katowice UN Climate Change Conference will take place in Katowice from the 3rd till the 14th of December 2018. 

By Don Lehr

Heinrich Böll Stiftung (hbs) Wraps Up its Regional Summer School 2018 in Tunis

On the topic of “Citizen Participation in Urban Sustainable Development”, Heinrich Böll Stiftung (hbs) represented by its offices in Palestine & Jordan, Lebanon, Tunisia and Morocco concluded a five-day regional summer school in Tunis, hosted and organized by hbs Tunisia Office.

The event took place between July 15th – 21st, 2018. It brought together 23 environmental activists, architects, artists and young community leaders from the MENA Region and provided them with a platform for capacity building, debate, and the exchange of ideas, opinions and experiences from the region on civil participation and sustainable urban development.

Sowing the seeds of an equitable world

The reclamation of seed as a common good has begun. Following the concept of open source, new approaches evolve that result in the cultivation of a large number of species and varieties.

Call for Applications - Crisis of the Ocean Workshop

The Heinrich Böll Foundation (hbs) welcomes young professionals from Palestine & Jordan to apply for participating in the workshop “Crisis of the Ocean - Threats to our Marine Ecosystems and Ways to Protect the Ocean” that will take place from October 19th to 20th 2017 in Aqaba, Jordan

Ocean Atlas 2017

Dear Friends,

The Heinrich Böll Foundation in Berlin and Schleswig Holstein has published, together with the monthly newspaper Le Monde Diplomatique, the Ocean Atlas 2017. With 18 contributions and 50 graphics it delivers the facts and figures on our impact on the oceans, the most valuable ecosystems our planet has to offer. It explains why we are seeing a rapid increase in acidity levels, how 90 percent of globally exploited fish populations are fully utilized, and 20% of them even overfished...

“We’ll always have Paris”

At the UN’s COP 22 climate conference in Marrakech, the international community closed ranks despite (or perhaps because of?) the election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president.

Morocco must breathe life into the Paris Agreement

The UN climate summit in Marrakech from 7 to 18 November, is the crucial next step for operationalizing the Paris Agreement. Many controversial issues such as damages caused by climate change and financing for the poorest countries are on the agenda.

BöllDebates: "Gender Empowerment and Treated Wastewater Reuse in Ein Qinia"

Heinrich Böll Stiftung Palestine & Jordan and the Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) held a roundtable discussion on 12 October 2016 in Ramallah, where Dr. Marwan Ghanem presented his study "Gender Empowerment and Treated Wastewater Reuse in Ein Qinia".

Here you can read a summary of the event and go through the photos.

Article about Gender Empowerment and Treated Wastewater Reuse in Ramallah, Palestine

Women in Palestine are disproportionately affected by the lack of access to sanitation and adequate quantities of safe water. The research aimed to improve the empowerment of communities and individuals (mainly women) in the Palestinian urban areas on the acceptance of the reuse of treated wastewater. Research was carried out at Ein Qinyia village in Ramallah about whether or not training women can increase their awareness and accept the reuse of treated wastewater from the Al-Tireh Wastewater Treatment Plant.

By Marwan Ghanem

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