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The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is grappling with the confluence of environmental vulnerabilities and geopolitical complexities as rising temperatures and conflicts intensify. Amidst these challenges, green entrepreneurship has the potential to provide a dual solution—addressing climate issues and fostering sustainable development and peace. Green entrepreneurship recognizes the region’s vulnerability to climate change, and offers a multifaceted response that can provide economic opportunities and bridge political divides. The transformative power of aligning environmental goals with economic benefits is demonstrated by projects like the Israel-Jordan-UAE energy and water cooperation. The time is now to propose comprehensive strategies, emphasize policy frameworks and incentives, and empower green entrepreneurs to drive positive change in the MENA region.

About the Author

Hamza Saidi

Hamza Saidi

Agents of Change Youth Fellow;
Project Manager, Regional Program on Energy Security and Climate Change Middle East and North Africa, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Rabat 

Green Entrepreneurship: A pathway to Promoting Sustainable Development and Peace in the MENA region with a Focus on Israel and Palestine

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