Posted by: r.m. | October 28, 2008

no surprise

The Arab Environment: Future Challenges report, released at the opening of the first Arab Forum for Environmental Development (AFED) in the Bahraini capital Manama on Sunday said that urgent action was needed to prevent such problems from intensifying. The report, compiled by independent experts, estimated the cost of environmental degradation in the Arab region as a whole at 5 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP).”

World Bank papers had previously placed the cost of environmental degradation at higher (7 %)

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  1. […] “The Arab Environment: Future Challenges report, released at the opening of the first Arab Forum for Environmental Development (AFED) in the Bahraini capital Manama on Sunday said that urgent action was needed to prevent such problems … no surprise […]

  2. The consequences of climate change are going to be felt internationally, but the impact of this change is major in the Arab region. This is because most Arab countries are located in arid and semi-arid regions, which gradually leads ( as stated in the report ) to low and limited water reasources. As water demand increases, and water supply decreases, there going to be problems of accessibility to water. Action is needed as soon as possible.

  3. A lot of people are failing to realise that some resources are limited. and this is causing a lot of trouble especially with the high population growth rates, cilamte change as well as rapid economic growth and urbanisation because as the above continue to increase materials are still limited and becoming scarce. the worst is we are not trying to amnage them knowing they are scarce we are just waiting for the worst to happen. and now frsh water is becoming scarce!! isnt that not serious enough? yet the people are not reacting positively and contiune to consume at their normal rate.


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