Environmental and Natural Resource Management in the Middle East and North Africa

  • Bjorn Larsen


The governments in the Middle East and North Africa have done little to plan for their natural resource and environmental futures. Given their large, nonrenewable oil and gas reserves and arid and semiarid climates, countries throughout the region require management plans that protect their natural and environmental resources while contributing to economic growth. More important, scarce freshwater resources, increasing air pollution, and large rural areas without adequate water and sanitation services, combined with the region’s rapid population growth and urbanization, pose serious health risks to the region’s populations. Policy and institutional


Middle East Energy Intensity Natural Resource Management Improve Energy Efficiency Resource Rent 
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