Beirut - The Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED) announced that its 10th annual conference will convene on November 2-3, 2017 at the iconic Le Bristol Hotel in Beirut, the same venue where AFED was born in 2006.
AFED Secretary General Najib Saab revealed that a new report entitled “Arab Environment in 10 Years”, will be launched and discussed at the conference. It will be the tenth in AFED series on the State of Arab Environment. The report tracks changes in environment over the last decade, using AFED’s 2008 report as a baseline for comparison. The changes in environmental governance and policies are highlighted, with special emphasis on water, energy, food, air quality, environmental scientific research and green economy. Success stories, not only failures, are documented, to draw conclusions and propose remedial action, helping to chart a better future path.
Over fifteen ministers, corporate leaders and heads of international and regional organizations have confirmed participation in AFED conference which will be dedicated to AFED’s founding member, Maroun Semaan, who passed away in May.
Civil Society organizations from across the Arab countries will share their views in a special session on how to integrate all players in the sustainable development process. A special feature of the conference will be a session under the title “We are the Future”, hosting students from across the Arab region, and moderated by Dr. Maria Ivanova, Director of the Center for Environmental Governance and Sustainability at the University of Massachusetts.
Leading organizations are joining the conference as partners, including Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science (KFAS), UN Environment (UNEP), Islamic Development Bank (IDB) and OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID). A special issue of Al-Bia Wal-Tanmia magazine will be published on the occasion.
For updates and more information on the conference: www.afedonline.org
For inquiries, please contact:
AFED Secretariat, Ms. Amal Al Mosharrafieh, Tel.: +961-1-321800, Fax: +961-1-321900, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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