Climate change will have far-reaching impacts on the Middle East. Experts anticipate the region’s future to be dramatically affected by changing climate conditions and extreme weather events, the scarcity of natural resources and the continued human pollution of the environment. Existing conflict lines will likely be exacerbated by these dynamics.
The Robert Bosch Stiftung and its partners Orient Matters and the Arab Reform Initiative strive to build a program around innovative projects, institutions, and individuals in the Middle East. The program and even more so its projects, aims to tackle the interlinkages between climate change, conflict and environmental governance using comprehensive and sustainable approaches. Thereby, we are particularly interested in locally-led approaches, as including local communities, their knowledge and expectations contribute to sustainable peace.