Climate change: threat or potential opportunity for social contracts in the MENA region?

Houdret, Annabelle / Markus Loewe
External Publications (2022)

published on www.unrisd.org, 22.06.2022

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Climate change, natural resource degradation and lack of inclusiveness challenge existing social contracts in the Middle East and North Africa. This think piece looks at how environmental factors influence governments’ scope of action to deliver on their duties of protection, provision and participation within current social contracts and proposes an alternative solution that can work for both people and planet.

About the authors

Houdret, Annabelle

Political Scientist

Houdret

Loewe, Markus

Economy

Loewe

Further experts

Aleksandrova, Mariya

Climate risk governance 

Bauer, Steffen

Political scientist 

Beck, Tanja

Political Science 

Brandi, Clara

Economy and Political Science 

Dippel, Beatrice

Comparatist 

Ekoh, Susan S.

Environmental Research 

Hägele, Ramona

Political Scientist 

Iacobuta, Gabriela

Climate and sustainable development policy 

Kuhn, Sascha

Social Psychology 

Lehmann, Ina

Political Science 

Malerba, Daniele

Economy 

Mathis, Okka Lou

Political Scientist 

Never, Babette

Political Scientist 

Pegels, Anna

Economist 

Srigiri, Srinivasa Reddy

Agricultural Economist