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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

Böll Debate: From Amman to Marrakesh towards COP22

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.

Call for Applications - Regional Summer School

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..

2014 War on Gaza Strip: Participatory Environmental Impact Assessment

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.”

Global Climate Movements Seek Fossil Fuel Company Transparency on Future Viability of Oil, Coal, Gas

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.

Policy Dialogue on Food Sovereignty in Palestine

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