Environmental Justice

Environmental Justice

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?


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.

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The Challenge

There is a growing international awareness of climate change as a universal threat to human development that goes far beyond a narrow “environmental problem”. hbs, in its joint efforts together with partners in Palestine and Jordan aims at highlighting the connection between environmental issues and dimensions of equality, human rights, and collective rights. hbs projects are related to Environmental Justice, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energies, and Natural Resource Management.
In the context of Palestine, the ongoing occupation aggravates existing environmental issues and prevents Palestinians from the use of their own natural resources. Gaza faces the direct consequences of the blockade. In Jordan renewable energy and environmental protection yet have to become part of the country’s reform agenda and a stronger public engagement.

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Green Economy is a source of both hope and controversy. For some, it points the way out of permanent environmental and economic crises and promises to reconcile – a long cherished Utopia – ecology and economics. It fosters the hope that we can hang on to our current high standard of material prosperity.

What is the German Energiewende?

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