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“Climate, land, and rights: The quest for social and environmental justice in the Arab region” is a new collaborative research project launched by The Policy Initiative (TPI) that explores the intersectionality of the climate emergency, land governance, and the broader challenges of democratic and inclusive governance in the Arab region. 

The project scrutinizes the legal structures and institutions enabling or hindering “green” and “un-green” grabbing. With a primary focus on Lebanon and Tunisia and a secondary focus on Egypt and Jordan, it provides interdisciplinary analyses, evidence-supported arguments, and policy recommendations derived from the lived experiences of the communities, organizations, and activists who are fighting land dispossession and resource depletion. 

By pursing this critical path of inquiry, we aim to fill a knowledge gap and foster long-lasting collaborations opposed to land grabbing in a region acutely exposed to the rapidly mounting effects of climate change and ruled by some of the world’s most repressive regimes. This paper serves as a background to the topic and an introduction to the project.

You can dowload the paper in English and Arabic, here below :