Global attention is understandably focused on Syrian refugees, but the migration crisis in Europe is part of a bigger trend that climate and social scientists have been warning about for years.
As I looked in on my own children sleeping safely last Thursday night before I went to bed, I did so with added poignancy as I reflected that this was something Abdullah Kurdi was not able to do.
A little known fact of the war in Syria is that it started at the end of the worst drought in Syrian history, a biblical drought which forced over 1 million farmers into the cities. Pulitzer Prize-winner Thomas L.
The United Nations, which is trying to help resolve the widespread shortage of water in the developing world, is faced with a growing new problem: the use of water as a weapon of war in ongoing conflicts.
John Light: What’s been going on with Syria’s water resources over the past several years?
Regional and international women leaders in energy and climate change converged in the UAE to discuss opportunities and challenges to women's empowerment and leadership in climate change, in advance of the UN climate negotiations (COP18) to be held in Doha at the end of this month.
The world is suddenly paying attention to the oft-ignored North African country of Mali, as it is racked by its most recent in a long string of crises: a coup d’etat.
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From Ignorance to Inclusion. Gender-Responsive Multilateral Adaptation Investments in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region. Washington, DC: Heinrich Böll Stiftung.