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.

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

New modes of transport in Tunisia

This policy brief underlines the importance of encouraging citizens to use bicycles, as an alternative transport to cars or other public and private means of transport, and to encourage the establishment to develop the required infrastructure to support bicycle usage.

By Manel BEN SGHAIER | 13 December 2020

Local seeds: a history of dispossession

Seeds are one of the first means of production that were forcibly taken from farmers during the liberalization of the agricultural sector. This expropriation did not occur directly, but was introduced under the guise of modernizing agricultural activity.

By Aymen Amayed | 12 December 2020