In Kebili, the Franco-British company Perenco has been exploiting non-conventional hydrocarbons for over a decade. Taking advantage of the vague Tunisian legislative framework, Perenco is putting the local environment and health at risk. The investigation was conducted in collaboration with the French media outlet Blast.
To understand what is at stake during the COP26, which is currently being held in Glasgow until November 12, 2021, inkyfada reviews the key issues in the fight against climate change, and takes stock of the commitments announced by the member states.
At COP26, the countries of the South are calling for the establishment of a financial framework to help them cope with the consequences of climate change. As the end of the conference approaches, negotiations remain tense and hopes of finding a satisfactory consensus are diminishing.
For more than two decades, the beaches in the southern suburbs of Tunis have seen regular swimming bans due to high levels of pollution. What exactly do these waters contain? Inkyfada has had access to water analyses that detail the nature of this marine pollution, and the associated risks it poses to humans and biodiversity.
In 2018, Tunisia imported more than 240 tonnes of agricultural pesticides that are either banned or severely restricted within the European Union. Inkyfada examines the current situation, based on a database compiled by Greenpeace UK and Public Eye.
On March 4, 2021, a negotiation meeting was held between the Tunisian Company of Electricity and Gas (STEG) and the inhabitants of the village of Borj Essalhi in Cap Bon. At the heart of the dispute was the construction of the Sidi Daoud wind farm that took place more than 20 years ago, as it consequently has led to numerous injustices according to the residents. Inkyfada reports.