Christophe Maroun is a Lebanese researcher and activist currently based in Beirut. He has a BS in Environmental Health from the American University of Beirut and a Master's degree from Joint European Masters for Environmental Studies – Cities and Sustainability at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona where he focused on the fields of Political Ecology and Environmental Justice. He mostly writes on environmental issues related to Lebanon and the wider region.
Latest posts by Christophe Maroun
"A study has shown that the water extracted from the Litani for irrigation during the drier summer months is basically sewage."
In 2015, "You Stink" mobilized thousands of people against in what turned out to be Lebanon's largest non-partisan street demonstrations since the end of Lebanese civil war in 1991.
"This is the last clean place where we can take our kids to swim"
"The government should listen to what this coalition and the Lebanese people are saying"
Animal Carcasses, Tires, and Medical Waste: A New Report Highlights Health Risks of Lebanon's Trash Crisis
"When they burn we can’t breathe […] We’ve had to go to the hospital because of this."
"The Arab region is currently suffering from drought, which is only the beginning of the consequences of climate change. Discussions should take into account the communities most affected."
The municipality's recent policies are threatening the capital's last remaining major green space
The laissez-faire privatization and development frenzy in Lebanon’s capital has destroyed much of the country’s heritage. Activists are determined to stop that trend.
The people of Beirut were shocked this Saturday, when images of the city's last public beach, began circulating on social media, showing the site being destroyed by heavy construction equipment.
It's no coincidence that Greenpeace chose Lebanon for the launch of its Mediterranean tour promoting the use of solar energy.