What does Trump hide for Climate change activists?


Trump in his first day took an action against climate change. What is next? Would the approval of Dakota access and Keystone XL be next? I don’t have hope in convincing Trump in the climate change cause; how can we convince him not to stop what was started?

Climate Change

donald-trump-inauguration-3.jpg On the 20th of January 2017, Donald Trump was inaugurated as the as the 45th president of the United States of America. In his first day in office, climate change disappeared from White House Website. He replaced it with the energy plan. The plan says: “President Trump is committed to eliminating harmful and unnecessary policies such as the Climate Action Plan and the Waters of the U.S. rule.”

Reading this brought to me COP22 memories. It was a Tuesday, the second day of negotiations when Trump won the election. Four days after the Paris Agreement entered into force on November 4.  At that day climate activists were shocked; some felt desperate. Others started studying the options of withdrawing from Paris agreement and the time required for the process. It will take four stable years, three years for exit and a year as a long- notice period. Since this needs between 3 to 4 years…

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Wasting Food


One-third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year, around 1.3 billion tons, is wasted. The amount of food waste is US$ 680 billion in industrialized countries and US$ 310 billion in developing countries.

Food Around the World

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Sources:
Waqar, A. (2015, April 02). 10 COUNTRIES WITH HIGHEST RATE OF FOOD WASTE. Retrieved November 03, 2016, from http://www.top10listonline.com/countries-with-highest-rate-of-food-waste/
Facts about food waste. (n.d.). Retrieved November 03, 2016, from http://unitedagainstfoodwaste.com/facts-about-food-waste.html
Zafar, S. (2014, December 12). Food waste during the holy month of Ramadan in the Middle East. Retrieved November 03, 2016. http://www.ecomena.org/food-waste-ramadan/
Reducing Food Waste During the Holiday Season. (n.d.). Retrieved November 03, 2016, from http://www.worldwatch.org/reducing-food-waste-during-holiday-season
Striepe, B. (2014, December 06). Holiday Waste: 6 Million Tons of Trash to Landfills. Retrieved November 03, 2016, from http://www.care2.com/greenliving/holiday-waste-6-million-tons-of-trash-to-landfills.html
“Facts about Food Waste.” Facts about Food Waste. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Nov. 2016.

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Green SMEs in Middle East: Obstacles and Challenges


Policy interventions for supporting green SMEs in the Middle East are urgently required to overcome major barriers, including knowledge-sharing, raising environmental awareness, enhancing financial support, supporting skill development and skill formation, improving market access and implementing green taxation.

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SMEs and Transition to Low-Carbon Economy


Green SMEs adopt green processes and/or those producing green goods using green production inputs. A judicious exploitation of techno-commercial opportunities and redevelopment of business models, often neglected by established companies, have been the major hallmarks of green SMEs. 

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Policy interventions for supporting green SMEs, especially in developing nations, are urgently required to overcome major barriers, including knowledge-sharing, raising environmental awareness, enhancing financial support, supporting skill development and skill formation, improving market access and implementing green taxation. 

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Questions about COP21 Climate Agreement


The COP21 Paris climate agreement is truly a watershed moment in the world’s fight against climate change. It creates a legally binding framework for progress. Unfortunately, however, the main text of the agreement is long on rhetoric and short on action.

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Tackling climate change will involve a vast, global, transition away from fossil fuels to clean energy, as well as curbing deforestation and emissions from agriculture – with experts warning of the need to reduce emissions to net zero later in the century to stabilize the climate.

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