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Certified sustainable timber on rise in Ghana

Ghana has made a concerted effort to improve forestry practices by guaranteeing that timber for export to Europe be sustainably harvested:

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Center for Democracy and Development, July 2010 pg. 6:

http://www.profor.info/profor/sites/profor.info/files/publication/2009-PROFOR-progressreport-part1.pdf http://www.biodiversityhotspots.org/xp/Hotspots/west_africa/Pages/default.aspx#indepth

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Potential for a solar energy boom in the Middle East and North Africa

The Strategic Foresight Group writes,

"Due to the suitable conditions for solar power in the Middle East, solar powered energy projects are a rising trend in many MENA countries – particularly Concentrated Solar Power (CSP). If successful, these efforts to foster solar power could lead to a renewable energy boom in the MENA region in the future.

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The Strategic Foresight Group, Middle-East Edition, July 2010, page 5-7: http://newsletters.clearsignals.org/SFG-ME_July2010.pdf#page=5

Kordab, Prof. Dr. Mohamad. ‘Solar Water Heaters Development in the MENA Region.’ Solar
Thermal Application in Egypt, Palestine, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan – Cairo. March 2009.
<http://www.arab-innovation.net/files/file/2009-03- 24%20Solar%20Thermal%20Applications%20WSH%20- %20Egypt/Session1_Solar%20Water%20Heaters%20Development%20In%20MENA%20Region _MKordab.pdf>

Trieb, Dr. Franz. ‘’Concentrating Solar power for Seawater Desalination’ German Aerospace
Center (DLR). November 2007. <http://www.solarec-egypt.com/resources/AQUA-CSPExecutive-

Moskowitz, Ira. ‘MENA Cleantech Sees ‘Existential Need’ for CSP in MENA.’ Green Prophet. 12
May 2010. <http://www.greenprophet.com/2010/05/12/21119/mena-cleantech-sees-existentialneed-

‘Saudi Arabia and Solar Energy – A Special Section.’ Saudi Aramco World Magazine. Vol. 32,
Number 5. September-October 1981.

‘Launching the First Phase of the National Initiative for Water Desalination Using Solar Energy.’
King Abdullah City for Science & Technology.

‘Conergy Completes Largest Solar Park at King Abdullah University of Science & Technology’
AMEinfo. 20 May 2010. <http://www.ameinfo.com/233101.html>

Kloosterman, Karin. ‘Ausra reflectors to Power 100MW Solar Thermal Plant in Jordan’ Green
Prophet. 22 Ocotober 2009. <http://www.greenprophet.com/2009/10/22/12905/ausra-joan1-

‘Israel to Build World’s largest Solar Power Plant’ Arutz Sheva. 16 June 2003.

Thompson, Richard. ‘Region Embracing Solar Energy’ MEED (Middle East business intelligence), UAE.

‘Saudi Arabia to Export Solar Power Soon, US Says’ Gulf News. 24 February 2010.

Van son, Paul. ‘Desertec Industrial Initiative: Bringing the DESERTEC Concept into Reality’.
Berlin Conference. 20 January 2010.
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