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Arab Environment : Climate Change. Impact of Cilmate Change on Arab Countries

In this report, the editors state that the Arab countries are in many ways among the most vulnerable in the world to the potential impacts of climate change, as the region already suffers from aridity, recurrent drought and water scarcity. The report highlights that virtually no work is being carried out to make the Arab countries prepared for climate change challenges. Specifically, no concerted data gathering and research efforts could be traced regarding the impacts of climate change on health, infrastructure, biodiversity, tourism, water and food production. Reliable records on climate patterns in the region barely exist. It is recommended that concerted efforts are put towards policy making in the region so that Arab countries are able to prepare for the potential negative impacts of climate change, which range from sustainable management of natural resources to risk planning.