This publication was made possible through the cooperation with the Fédération des Tunisiens pour une Citoyenneté des deux Rives (FTCR) and Altercarto, “the Citizen Cartography” initiative. Its purpose is to set in place a working tool that aims to map the economic and social data of Tunisia in order to strengthen citizen-based dialogue with a rigorous and participatory approach. Wanting to innovate in their methodology and to actively involve the public, the Citizen Cartography project in 2016 set up five encounters: a thematic conference and a day of mapping workshops. The Citizen Cartography Journal contains articles about each subject, and more insights about the project. (The publication is in French).
A group of civil society organizations used the momentum of the preparation for the COP22, for strengthening a Euro-African movement for climate justice. An “Odyssey of the Alternatives” has been sailing across the Mediterranean since 19 October. It will participate to climate and environment activities in Spain, France, Italy, Tunisia and Algeria before reaching Morocco and participate to the COP.
The European Union and its member states claim that its international relations are guided by values and principles based on democracy and human rights. Countless projects are financed and implemented in this regard. Europe’s hunger for energy is no exception in this context, and this brochure, authored by Hamza Hamouchene, serves as an introduction to this topic. Hamouchene’s text outlines the blatant disregard for the will of the people in areas of Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia that are subject to the production of energy for Europe. The brochure also serves as an introduction for climate activists to these North African countries, providing an overview of the region’s popular struggles for climate justice.
This paper builds upon research supported by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, North Africa office, on climate justice and access to land and water in North Africa through its work over the past years. The review focuses on neoliberal dictations on the regions at the hands of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, and the World Trade Organization (WTO), in addition to the role of the European Union (EU) regarding water rights in Egypt, Algeria, and Morocco.