Middle East

Can desalination save a drying world? 

Globally, around 1% of the world’s drinking water is desalinated, but in Israel, that figure is around 25%. The country…

How to reach ‘zero waste’ alongside net zero

December 2022 saw the UN General Assembly unanimously adopt a landmark resolution on 'zero waste', which was presented by Turkey…

Saudi Arabia will host the Middle East’s largest solar facility

The Water and Electricity Holding Company (Badeel), a subsidiary of the Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF), and ACWA Power have…

Adaptation lessons from Israel’s Negev Desert: A source of climate hope

Recent UN climate conferences have seen louder calls to both prepare and finance climate adaptation plans, as the impacts of…

Is Saudi Arabia’s ‘The Line’ just an oil crisis failsafe? 

Just 40km from Sharm El Sheikh, the Egyptian resort town where COP27 will take place in November, is NEOM, Saudi…

Arab states target fivefold increase in wind and solar by 2030

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has big plans for renewables. It aims to add a total of…

Will sandstorms force the Gulf to address climate change?

In the Gulf, sandstorms were once regarded as a natural marvel – a mystical event that would occur once or…

Europe must unlock the Middle East as a provider of clean fuels

As the largest energy importer in the world, Europe has a carbon footprint that extends far beyond its own borders.…

Energy Monitor’s power transition tracker: Europe, the Middle East and Africa

Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) contain a full spectrum of landscapes, peoples and cultures. In many ways this…