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Breathing Life into the Badia

An ambitious project is underway to make Jordan’s arid areas bloom again while creating a new green economy in the process. By Nada Atieh The Sahara Forest Project is a Norwegian social enterprise that aims to bring together the latest…

World Environment Day

World Environment Day: How to Create an Eco-Friendly Corporate Culture

World Environment Day is a day to celebrate nature and bring awareness and action to protect our surrounding environment. With the theme of ‘connecting people to nature,’ the desire is for everyone to get outside and appreciate the wildlife and…

Wessam Issa, the CEO of Bustami and Saheb, dealer of Leaf Electric Car

Going Electric

Jordan’s Nissan dealership will soon start selling the Leaf electric car in the Kingdom. By Dina Al Wakeel After years of only being available to buy on the grey market, Nissan has finally decided to start selling its affordable electric…

Dead Sea Red-Dead Project

Consortiums Selected for Red-Dead Project

The Ministry of Water and Irrigation has chosen five international consortiums to carry out the first phase of a $1.1 billion conveyance project that will use water from the Red Sea to replenish the rapidly receding Dead Sea. The consortiums…

Jordan Gate

Resurrecting Jordan Gate

After a delay lasting years, work is finally set to resume this month on Amman’s Jordan Gate. But critics of the controversial mega project still question whether it should have left the drawing board. By Laith Abou-Ragheb Work on the…

Gas on Tap

It’s only been up and running for around a year, but Aqaba’s LNG terminal has already proved itself indispensable to Jordan’s vital energy diversification drive. By Dina al Wakeel With several renewable energy projects under construction and a nuclear plant…

Venture Explains: The Middle East’s Climate Change Catastrophe

What is it? Recent high-profile talks in Paris again highlighted what a big challenge climate change represents to the planet’s future. But some scientists are now predicting it could make parts of our region too hot for habitation in the…

UN Launches New Global Development Goals

A new 15-year global development strategy was recently launched by the United Nations with the aim of ending poverty, promoting prosperity and people’s wellbeing, while protecting the environment. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the 2030 Agenda or…

A Cleaner Way to Refine

France’s Le Gaz Integral has helped slash emissions at Jordan Petroleum Refinery Company’s Zarqa facility. By Elisa Oddone Harmful sulfur dioxide emissions have almost been eliminated at Jordan Petroleum Refinery Company’s (JPRC) Zarqa facility after Le Gaz Integral recently replaced…