Student Essay Contest 2021: Call for Submissions

How can activists best advance environmental reforms in MENA?

Environmental activism is on the rise in the MENA region, as the effects of ecological challenges on public health and livelihoods continue to mount. Yet relative to other regions of the world, and to other issues in the region, mobilization around environmental issues continues to take a back seat. Focusing on one country case, or on a specific environmental issue of critical importance within a MENA country, how can activists best advance environmental reforms in MENA?

In a policy op-ed of approximately 1,500 words, lay out your argument for how activists can best advance environmental reforms on the issue or the country that you have identified. Please refer to the style guidelines to write a strong submission.

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