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Greenpeace activists and villagers protesting against plans for drinking water pipes with asbestos. Lebanon, 1998.

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Human rights and sustainable energy in the Arab region
Article linking human rights with the need to phase out oil and invest heavily in sustainable energy technologies like solar and wind power in the Arab region, and saying that Saudi Arabia could and should lead this energy revolution (in ENGLISH). The Gulf magazine, Bahrain, June 2008
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The Green movement in the 21st Century
A paper entitled "The green movement 20 years after the Brundlandt Report", presented at the European Foundation Center (EFC) conference in Madrid, June 2007
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Stop climate change in the Arab world
A detailed report (in ENGLISH) about ways to solve this problem with practical means in the Arab world. Presented at the conference of the Heinrich Boell Foundation "Green Wars" in Beirut, November 2007
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Stop climate change in the Arab world
A detailed report (in ARABIC) about ways to solve this problem with practical means in the Arab world. Presented at the conference of the Heinrich Boell Foundation "Green Wars" in Beirut, November 2007
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Climate change and Arab politicians
Article in the Executive Magazine about how Arab leaders deal with this global issue, March 2007
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Editorials on the EU´s energy policies
Two editorials (in ENGLISH) about the energy policies of the European Union, published in the yearly reports of Friends of the Earth Europe in 2006 and 2007
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Analyzing the EU´s environmental policies
Lengthy interview (in ENGLISH) about the environmetal policies of the European Union, published in AMCHAM, the magazine of the US Chamber of Commerce bureau in Brussels, March 2007
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Who rules the world?
Six ideas on how civil society can deal with the challenges that arise from globalization (in GERMAN). Presented during a panel discussion at the Prora03, Usedom/Germany, August 2003
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EU trade policy on trial
Paper analyzing the trade policies of the European Union, presented at a hearing with EU Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson. Brussels, November 2006 
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Responsibilities of international corporates
Paper (in GERMAN) dealing with the responsibilities of multinational corporations - with a focus on E.ON, Shell, DaimlerChrysler and the Umbrella Organization of German Industry, BDI. Presented at the Issue Management conference in Berlin, April 2004
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Are corporates part of the problem or of the solution?
Interview (in GERMAN) about how corporate social responsibility is very often only hollow PR - with examples from BMW and DaimlerChrysler. PR Report, February 2004
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Impact of the 2006 Hizbollah-Israel war on the environment
Article (in ENGLISH) about the environmental damage done during the war between Lebanon´s Hizbollah group and Israel in the summer of 2006. The Daily Star newspaper, August 2006. Check also this documentation on the website of Friends of the Earth Europe
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Environmental degradation as a source of conflicts
A 25-page paper (in GERMAN) and a one-page summary giving examples of environmental degradation in several countries that led to conflicts. Presented at the Military Academy of the German Army in Hamburg/Germany, May 2001 
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Book:
Greenpeace - Changing the World (in ENGLISH and GERMAN), with Conny Boettger - A Photo Documentation of Greenpeace campaigns from 1971-2001

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Start thinking - Stop burning and dumping waste
Paper (in ENGLISH) analyzing the waste policy of the European Union
and presenting solutions. Presented at the "Green Week", Brussels, May 2006
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Agricultural biotech: Great expectations, greater disappointments
Paper (in ENGLISH) analyzing the policies of the European Union on genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Presented at a conference organized by the think tank Friends of Europe. Brussels, February 2007
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Lebanon´s missed chances
Paper (in GERMAN) about how the Lebanese authorities missed a historic chance after the 1975-1990 civil war, to rehabilitate and protect the country´s environment. March 1998
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Industrial pollution in Lebanon
Paper (in ENGLISH) about the scale of industrial pollution, its sources, impact and solutions. Beirut/Lebanon, January 1997
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Lebanon´s hospital waste crisis
Paper (in ENGLISH) on the Lebanese hospital waste crisis, its impact on the environment and public health as well as solutions. Presented at a congress in Hotel Dieu hospital in Beirut, October 1998
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Recycling household waste in Lebanon
Paper (in ENGLISH) about the importance of household waste separation and composting for the agriculture sector in Lebanon. Presented at the Agriculture and Food Fair in Zahle/Lebanon, September 1997
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Toxic attack against Lebanon 1: toxic waste from Italy
Full 28-page report (in ENGLISH) about the 1987 scandal of toxic waste imported to Lebanon and its impact on the environment and public health. Beirut, May 1996
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Chronology of the Greenpeace campaign on toxic waste from Italy
Detailed five-page chronology (in ENGLISH) about the 1987 scandal of toxic waste imported to Lebanon. Beirut, May 1997
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Toxic Attack against Lebanon 2: The 1993 case of importing hazardous waste from Germany to Lebanon
Report (in ENGLISH) about the case of importing hazardous waste from Germany to Lebanon in 1993. Beirut, September 1997

Watch video HERE of the German ARD TV news show "Tagesschau", which reported about this scandal on 28 October 1996 - as of minute 8:05.
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Toxic attack against Lebanon 3: The 1996 case of hazardous waste imported from Germany to Lebanon 
Report (in ENGLISH) about hazardous plastic waste imported to Lebanon in 1996, and returned a year later. Beirut, August 1997
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Asbestos in Lebanon
Speech (in ENGLISH) about the use of asbestos in drinking water pipes in Lebanon. Presented at a seminar in Beit Mery, May 1998
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