Climate Change continues to be one of the most discussed subjects across the globe. Each individual country and continent has its own challenges to overcome with regards to climate change, but more specifically, how is the Middle East tackling such challenges?
In 2016 The World Bank declared the Middle East and North Africa region as being one of the most vulnerable geographic regions to rising sea levels, with experts predicting a 0.5m (50cm) rise within 80 years. Coastal areas such as Tunisia, Qatar, Libya, UAE, Kuwait and Egypt have been named as countries as high risk during this period.
Another aspect of climate change is the increase in temperature. More recently temperature records continue to be broken in the MENA region. In 2016, the highest temperature recorded in the MENA region was 54C (129F) with a temperature of 53.9C being recorded in Basra, Iraq that very same week.
The Kingdom of Bahrain has taken positive preventative measures to address environmental problems through its national strategy having signed up for numerous agreements and international conventions. In addition the Kingdom of Bahrain has implemented a number of programs and initiatives to support ‘The Thirteenth Goal’
Bin Faqeeh remains an avid supporter of both energy conservation as well as continuing to focus on more efficient methods of construction of all of its newly developed projects.