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
The Litani River, Lebanon's main artery, is facing an environmental crisis
"A study has shown that the water extracted from the Litani for irrigation during the drier summer months is basically sewage."
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.
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"
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"
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."
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."
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
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.
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.
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.