Environment / International Relations

The GCC’s Surprising Response to Climate Change

Last week, the United States’ current Presidential administration garnered international condemnation for its decision to leave the Paris Climate Accords. While many countries that issued statements critical of the administration’s decision were expected – countries generally known for their distinct green platforms or countries that are projected to incur the greatest and soonest climate change-induced …


Salt and Oil: Marine Conservation in the UAE

By Jhamal Fanning

Before there was oil wealth, there were pearls. For the entirety of the UAE’s history until 1962 when the UAE began exporting oil, the UAE’s economy was dependent on fishing and pearl diving. Yet the very bedrock of this country’s cultural history faces complete and total devastation at the hands of …