Between 26 February and 5 March, 2017, Al-Haq participated in the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW) annual meeting and the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference (PIELC) in Eugene,Oregon.
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.
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.
Heinrich Böll Stiftung Palestine & Jordan and the Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) invite you to a round table to present the study of "Gender Empowerment and Treated Wastewater Reuse in Ein Qinia" by Dr. Marwan Ghanem on Wedessday 12.10.2016 at 11:00 am at hbs meeting room- 5th floor/ Ramallah.
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.
hbs held the first training of its kind in Palestine on Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA), in the three first days of August 2016. Seventeen enthusiastic participants, two of them from Gaza, attended the training, which was delivered by Dr. Suha al-Madbouh.
Heinrich Boell Foundation’s Palestine & Jordan Office is holding a training on Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) in Ramallah, Palestine between 01-03 August 2016. We encourage applicants interested in the topic to apply for the training.
In partnership with the Jordanian Ministry of Environment, the Royal Marine Conservation Society of Jordan (JREDS), and EDAMA- Energy, Water & Environment Productivity-, Heinrich Boell Foundation’s Palestine & Jordan Office held a discussion workshop “From Amman to Marrakesh towards COP22” on 9 May 2016 in Amman, Jordan.
Heinrich Böll Foundation (hbs), represented through its offices in Palestine, Lebanon, Tunisia and Morocco, welcomes applicants from Arab countries in the Middle East and North Africa to apply for its Regional Summer School 2016 that will take place between 14-18 August 2016 in Amman, Jordan..
The Palestinian Environmental NGOs Network (PENGON) and MA’AN Development Center in cooperation with Heinrich Böll Foundation’s Palestine & Jordan Office published a study on “2014 War on Gaza Strip: Participatory Environmental Impact Assessment” in October 2015. The study was prepared by Dr. Ahmad Safi and a group of assistant researchers. The study discusses the findings of a participatory assessment that was performed between May and September 2015, investigating the environmental impacts of the July/August 2014 war on the Gaza Strip “Operation Protective Edge.”
On October 13th a large coalition of environment, climate and indigenous peoples organizations has posted a letter to the board of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). The group demands that the EITI’s principles, standards and procedures have to take into account climate change impacts, and the consequences of necessary legal and policy reforms and associated risks to the fossil fuel industry.
On 7 September 2015, Heinrich Böll Foundation’s Palestine & Jordan office invited the main Palestinian actors and experts in the environmental field to a policy dialogue titled “Food Sovereignty in Palestine”. The aim of the policy dialogue was to discuss the challenges before local agriculture in Palestine and the influence of the agricultural policies and projects on the Palestinian market. The experts and representatives of Palestinian civil society organizations and ministries came up with recommendations at the end of the dialogue to improve the situation of the Palestinian agriculture and market
If the EU is serious about an ambitious agreement at the UN talks in Paris, it must prioritise adaptation and resilience to climate risk in the negotiations, write Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung's President Barbara Unmüßig and Ralf Fücks and E3G's Chief Executive Nick Mabey.
Al-Haq in cooperation with Heinrich Böll Foundation’s Palestine & Jordan Office published a study on “Environmental Injustice in Occupied Palestinian Territory: Problems and Prospects” in July 2015. The study was prepared by three researchers, Dr. Benjamin Pontin, Dr. Jesus Gamero Rus, and Vito de Lucia*. The researchers investigated environmental problems affecting Palestinians, which are attributed to Israel’s occupation of the territories of the West Bank (including East Jerusalem) and Gaza Strip. The investigation took place in relation to environmental justice.
Author: Svenja Oberender - Program Coordinator/ Environmental Justice
During the summer of 2014, environmentalists Muna Dajani and Lina Isma’il conducted research for an innovative Palestinian guidebook, which will soon be published by the Heinrich Boell Foundation’s Ramallah office. The authors visited farmers, artisans, and companies throughout Palestine, and wrote 100 profiles introducing their work. The result of their journey is a guidebook that invites its readers to get to know the people behind the products they buy, and to build and expand their own individual network of producers.