Natural resources and climate transition

The section : « natural resources and climate transition » includes the actors, laws/reglementations and public policies related to environment and the management of the natural resources. This section is about the problems of extractivism, the energy and the environmental stakes that Tunisia is facing today, the challenges and the new approaches of valuation of the wastes, also the Right to water and sanitation.
The relation between good management of natural resources with preserving the environment, the diminution of the severe impact of climate change and establishing a good climate justice, has an important place in this section.

Impact of Water Scarcity and Climate Change on Rural Women

The preparation of this policy breif has been a collaborative effort involving professionals from Houloul consulting and support, under the coordination of Najwa Bouraoui, Houda Mazhoud and Arij Ferjani from APEDDUB and Fraj chemak from INRAT. This policy brief was funded by the SSN team as part of the international project Reseauclima. The coordinating authors thank the following expert from Houloul for their valuable effort. They also acknowledge the SSN team for their effective cooperation and support to achieve this work.

By Rami BENALI | 9 February 2024

Reforming Tunisia’s Municipal Waste Management: Challenges and potential solutions

This policy brief analyzes the challenges facing Tunisia's municipal waste management system and proposes potential solutions for reform. It highlights issues such as inadequate infrastructure, insufficient funding, and weak governance. It suggests implementing a comprehensive waste management strategy, improving citizen participation, and strengthening regulatory enforcement to overcome these challenges and create a sustainable waste management system.

By Mayssem Marzouki | 16 May 2023

The Right to Land: From Dispossession to Agrarian Reform

The right to land resides at the core of the agrarian question, as well as within the transformations that the rural field is being subjected to. Addressing this issue is a crucial step for Tunisia to achieve sovereign agricultural and food policy. Thus, it is important to trace the processes of land dispossession and recognize its repercussions on the rural field, food dependency and the country’s political plans to be able to put together a sustainable alternative.

By Aymen Amayed | 26 October 2021

Protection of heritage in Tunisia: mismanagement and legislative weakness

This policy brief addresses protection of heritage; a national sovereign wealth that must be protected and secured for current and future generations. The sustainable protection of heritage does not only depend on the type of heritage (tangible, intangible, natural, etc.) but also specific the threats it faces. Heritage is a unique resource and its disappearance is irreversible as restoration to its original state is, in most cases, almost impossible. Therefore, is it necessary to adopt more serious policies and laws to manage these assets?

By Malika HAJ KACEM | 13 April 2021