Climate Change in the Middle East: An Overview of Regional Impacts and Responses: Caabu online briefing with Dr. Michael Mason

6 Jul 2021 14:00 - 15:00

Caabu invites you to an online briefing on Tuesday 6 July at 2pm (UK time) on climate change in the Middle East, an overview of regional impacts and responses with Dr. Michael Mason, Director of the Middle East Centre and Associate Professor of Geography and the Environment at the London School of Economics (LSE) . Register, here.

Caabu is seeking to focus attention on the issue of climate change and the environment in the Middle East, not least as the UK will be hosting the UN climate change conference (COP26) later this year. Increasingly climate change is impacting life in the Middle East in more drastic fashion. Environmental issues have risen up the agenda and even figured in major protests in countries such as Lebanon and Iraq. This will be the first of a series of sessions Caabu plans to organise on these issues.

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More details about Dr. Michael Mason are available below. The event will also be live-streamed on Caabu's Youtube channel which you can also subscribe to. 

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When: Tuesday 6 July 2021, 14:00 (UK time).

Where: Online. Sign up for the discussion here.

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About the speaker:

Dr Michael Mason is Director of the Middle East Centre. He is also Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Environment and Associate of the Grantham Research Institute for Climate Change and the Environment. His research interests encompass environmental politics and governance, notably issues of accountability, transparency and security.

Alongside articles in a wide range of academic journals, he is the author of Environmental Democracy (1999) and The New Accountability: Environmental Responsibility across Borders (2005). He is also co-editor of (with Amit Mor) Renewable Energy in the Middle East (2009) and (with Aarti Gupta) Transparency in Global Environmental Governance (2014).

More details can also be found on his profile on the LSE website.

Caabu is a not-for-profit cross-party organisation whose mission is to work for a British Middle East policy that promotes conflict resolution, human rights and civil society in the Arab world through informed debate and mutual understanding. Caabu is one of the most active NGOs working on the Middle East in British parliament since its establishment in 1967. From then on Caabu has assumed an active advocacy, educational and media role.

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