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Michael Mason

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Relevant research

UNDP (2010) Climate Change Adaptation Strategy and Programme of Action for the Palestinian Authority (Jerusalem: UNDP) [Mason is lead author and report is based on two internal unpublished research reports authored by Mason]

Mason, Michael (2011) ‘The ends of justice: climate vulnerability beyond the pale’, in David Held, Marika Theros and Angus Fane-Harvey (eds.) The Governance of Climate Change: Science, Politics and Ethics, Cambridge: Polity, ISBN: 978-0745652016 (hbk.); 978-0745652023 (sbk.), 256pp, pp. 162-182.

Mason, Michael, Mark Zeitoun and Rebhy El Sheikh (2011) ‘Conflict and social vulnerability to climate change: lessons from Gaza’, Climate and Development, Vol. 3, No. 4, pp. 285-297.

Mason, Michael, Mark Zeitoun and Ziad Mimi (2012) ‘Compounding vulnerability: impacts of climate change on Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank’, Journal of Palestine Studies, Vol. 41, No. 3, pp. 1-16.

Mason, Michael (2013) ‘Climate change, securitisation and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict’, The Geographical Journal, Vol. 179, No. 4, pp. 298-308.

Final report of the Transboundary Climate Security: Climate Vulnerability and Human Security in the Jordan River Basin project:

Evidence of impact

Palestinian media reporting on the underlying research

Alhayat Aljadedah news-site (Daily Palestinian newspaper), 10 February 2012 [in Arabic]

Palestine News Network ‘New Paper Probes Effects of Occupation on Environment’ 06 July 2012. [also published in German and French]

Creation of the Palestinian National Committee for Climate Change and implementation of climate policy recommendations within the Palestinian Authority

UNDP (2010) Climate Change Adaptation Strategy and Programme of Action for the Palestinian Authority (Jerusalem: UNDP)

Statement of Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, UNFCCC COP 15, Copenhagen, December 16, 2009. 

UNDP (2012) Development for Freedom: Consolidated Plan of Assistance 2012-2014 (Jerusalem: UNDP)

Gorläch, B. et al. (2011) Occupied Palestinian Territory: Country Report (Berlin: Ecologic Institute): section 7.

UNDP (2013) ‘The Government of Belgium and the United Nations Development Programme sign an Exchange of Letters in Support of Climate Change in the occupied Palestinian territory’ 03 May, Jerusalem.

Related video and audio

English-language version of video called 'Helping the Palestinian Authority adapt to climate change':  

Arabic-language version (دعم الأراضي الفلسطينية للتأقلم مع تغير المناخ): 

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