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Christophe Maroun

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.

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Latest posts by Christophe Maroun

10 September 2018

Three years on, Lebanon's ‘You Stink’ movement finds fresh reasons to protest

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.

24 May 2018

Lebanon's historic Anfeh salt marshes threatened by yet another resort

"This is the last clean place where we can take our kids to swim"

19 December 2017

In Lebanon, Civil Society Groups Are Launching a New Waste Management Coalition

"The government should listen to what this coalition and the Lebanese people are saying"

5 December 2017

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."

12 November 2017

As the MENA Region Heats Up, UN Climate Change Talks are Under Pressure

"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."

22 May 2017

Beirut's Municipality Deals Another Blow to the City's Green Space

The municipality's recent policies are threatening the capital's last remaining major green space

17 May 2017

Beirut Activists Launch Heritage Watch Day to Defend Threatened Historical Sites

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.

13 November 2016

Beirut Begins Destroying the City’s Last Public Beach

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.

1 September 2016

Lebanon’s Many Environmental Issues Are Back in the Spotlight With Greenpeace Visit

It's no coincidence that Greenpeace chose Lebanon for the launch of its Mediterranean tour promoting the use of solar energy.

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