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Event Annual Conference of the Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED)

The Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED) will organise its annual conference in Beirut on 19-20 November 2009, to convene next November on the theme of the impact of climate change on Arab countries.

The conference will be under the patronage of the President of the Lebanese Republic, General Michel Suleiman.

Arab Environment: Climate Change

• How will climate change influence Arab countries?

  • Are we sufficiently aware of the climate challenges and viable options?

• Do Arab countries have clear policies on climate change?
• Which areas will be mostly affected by rising sea levels?
• What is the impact of climate change on water, food, health, tourism,buildings and infrastructure?

• How will the economy be affected?

• How does the Arab public view climate change?

These are some of the topics on the agenda of the Second Annual Assembly of the Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED), scheduled for 19-20 November 2009 in Beirut.

For the first time, an independent expert report about the impact of climate change on Arab countries will be released for public debate, supported by scientific evidence and satellite images of the region not seen before.

The 2009 AFED report is designed to raise awareness among governments, business, academia and the public about the impact of climate change on the Arab region, and encourage concrete action to face the challenge. The comprehensive and human systems in the Arab world to climate change. The systems selected for this study include the following: coastal areas, food production, fresh water, ecosystems, in addition to the impact on human health, housing, transport, and tourism.

It is hoped that policy makers and business leaders will find the presentation of this topic useful for timely action, especially that AFED annual conference will take place at the hype of international negotiations for a post-2012 climate regime, which culminate in COP-15 Conference in Copenhagen in December 2009.

Contact information AFED Secretariat, P.O. Box 113-5474 Beirut, Lebanon (email:
Phone: +961 1 321800 • Fax: +961 1 321900
Event type Conference
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Source AArab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED)
Geographical coverage Lebanon
Address Beirut, Lebanon
Organizer Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED)
Target audience Regional
Period [19/11/2009 - 20/11/2009]
Status Confirmed
Working language(s) ARABIC , ENGLISH , FRENCH