Developing, managing, and sharing knowledge on natural resources, conflict, and peacebuilding
Library / Multimedia
Source: Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, 2017
Countries: Israel, Jordan, Palestine
Topics: Cooperation, Renewable Resources
In the Middle East, the consequences of climate change are already a reality of life. The region is one of the most water-stressed areas in the world, the average temperature is rising faster than elsewhere, and a massive reduction in rainfall is also expected for the coming years. Adding to the conflicts and quarrels – ranging from the Israeli–Palestinian conflict to Syria and Iraq as well as to rivalries between Iran and the Gulf states – access to and use of natural resources act as yet another crisis amplifier in the region: water is as important here as land ownership and as precious as access to oil.