Environmental Challenges

Global warming, pollution, chemicals... All over the world, more and more people are sounding the alarm to protect the environment. Farmers, fishermen, breeders are suffocating more and more, crushed by the productivist system. From the air we breathe to the food on our plates, environmental issues have never been more urgent.
Environmental Challenges
TuNur: what lurks in the shadow of the Tunisian sun export to Europe?
| 11 November 2022 | 20 minutes
Exporting the Tunisian sun to Europe has been the ambitious vision of the Tunisian-British company TuNur for the past ten years, as it plans to develop a mega solar power plant in southern Tunisia over the next few years. This project will, however, inevitably have an impact on local communities and resources. As we approach COP27 in Egypt, mounting demands for a just transition model are being voiced.
Environmental Challenges
The Gabes Shipwreck: yet another disaster for the local fishermen
| 05 May 2022 | 15 minutes
The oil tanker that sank off the coast of Gabes has reignited concern regarding oil spills in this already heavily polluted region. The immediate danger is supposedly over, but this does not necessarily reassure the local fishermen: for years their working conditions have been steadily deteriorating due to pollution.
Environmental Challenges
What is at stake at Cop26?
| 16 November 2021 | 10 minutes
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.
Environmental Challenges
At COP26, climate finance is a matter of justice
| 10 November 2021 | 5 minutes
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.
Environmental Challenges
Sewage Dumping in the Southern Suburbs of Tunis: A Sea of Excrement
| 08 October 2021 | 5 minutes
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.
Environmental Challenges
Pesticides: Toxic Exports From the EU to Tunisia
| 08 July 2021 | 7 minutes
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.
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