NEWS: New COP21 website and emails highlighting commitment stress Riyadh is taking this year’s climate summit seriously – but doubts persist over Kingdom’s low carbon ambitions
NEWS: It is in the interests of oil-rich Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates to back global action on climate change, study shows
NEWS: Middle Eastern petropower aims for 24% clean energy by 2021, but sets no emissions target in climate pledge
NEWS: Oil-exporting kingdom will respect UN process and submit by December summit, says French climate change ambassador
ANALYSIS: Nearly 50 countries missed the UN deadline for carbon-cutting plans. Whether due to limited means, sloth or belligerence, here are the big ones not playing ball
NEWS: Beirut lays out green plan ahead of Paris summit as it grapples with an overwhelming refugee inflows and wobbling finances
NEWS: Gulf Research Center expert tells RTCC social injustice linked to fossil fuel heavy economy is driving regional anger
Collapse of €400 billion plan will not affect Brussels energy strategy, but it does highlight the growing cost effectiveness of solar photo voltaic panels
Morning Briefing: ambition to power Europe using solar panels in North African deserts thrown into disarray after split between leading planners
Writing for RTCC, Holger Hoff from the Stockholm Environment Institute argues that it’s time countries in the MENA region develop joint energy and water strategies
New survey shows species loss and sea level rise among the largest causes for concern on climate change in Iran
Nawal Al-Hosany tells RTCC the Gulf region’s huge oil and gas reserves hide an even greater interest in renewable and energy efficiency investment
COP18: New report finds the Arab region especially vulnerable to climate change, with five countries setting new temperature records in 2010.
Building designed by architecture student includes state of the art heat-blocking structure, water capture, roof gardens and solar panels.
UN climate change chief calls selection of Qatar as host of next UN climate change summit, a “great opportunity”.
What role could drought, rising food prices and extreme poverty play in exacerbating tensions in the MENA region?