Carboun in the Media

Carboun’s team is regularly invited for interviews and writing for regional and international broadcasters and publications. Watch this space for an updated list of interviews, articles, and citations.


Financial Times, Clean energy dividend evades Moroccan citizens, October 2021

The Take podcast by Aljazeera, Sustainability, How hot is too hot? Extreme heat in the Middle East, aired September 2021.

Aljazeera English, Opinion, Burning Forests and Burning Coal: Turkey’s Climate Conundrum. published 20 August 2021.

Asharq News TV , Asharq Circle episode on Climate Change, aired 21 July 2020 (Arabic)

Aljazeera English, Opinion, Canary in the coal mine: Gaza, the Levant, and climate change, published 07 July 2021.

Schneider Electric MEA Goes Green Podcast, Sustainability, Technology And The Pandemic With Karim Elgendy, aired June 2021

Sky News Arabia TV, Hiwar+ Program, The Planet is in Danger: Can World Leaders Save it?, aired 26 April 2021 (Arabic)

Asharq New TV, Impact of COVID 19 on carbon emissions, aired 23 November 2020 (Arabic)

Gulf Intelligence, Middle East Energy Transitions Dialogues, aired 28 October 2020

Sowt Podcast , Mad wa Jazr Podcast, aired 21 October 2020.

Arab News, Survival in the Age of Heatwaves, 2019

Aljazeera English, Qatar moves to establish more sustainable developments, 2019

Reuters, Can Qatar’s low-carbon city show a greener Middle East future?, 2019

Forbes Middle East Guide, 2017, Greening the Middle East Real Estate Sector, 2017

Aljazeera English, Qatar hosts climate summit amid criticism, November 2012.

CNN International, Road to Rio, aired 18-29 January 2012.

United Arab Emirates:

Al Aan TV , Studio Al Aan episode on Climate Change and IPCC Report, aired 9 August 2021 (Arabic)

Goumbook, The future of cities, Youth and Regenerative Development are key to achieving sustainability, June 2020.

The National, Masdar City: Role model for a sustainable future, November 2013.

National Geographic Arabia, Green Supplement, Will Arab Cities Turn Green?,  November 2012 (Arabic).

The National, Making a Stand, September 2012.

The National, Gulf Emissions in Spotlight on Eve of Climate Talks, August 2012.

Build Green, Climate Change Warriors, Spotlight Interview with Karim Elgendy and Wissam Yassine, April 2012.

Build Green, Towards Sustainable Transportation, April 2012

Build Green, Introduction to Carboun’s Road to Doha project, March 2012

Build Green, Responding to Climate Change, March 2012.

Build Green, Sustainability Group Releases Middle East Enviro-graphics, September 2011.

The National, Region’s carbon emissions doubled in past 30 years, August 2011.

Build Green, Energy Saving and Green Insulation, July 2011.

Gulf News Focus, Building a green future, May, 2011.

Build Green, Approaches and challenges to energy efficiency in the Middle East, October 2010.

The National, Gulf Braces for Power Shortages, July 2010.

United States:

The Energy Mix, Water Sustainability is Fundamental to Middle East Security, July 2015.

International Business Times, WFES: Oil And Renewable Energy : Exxon And Masdar City Meet In The United Arab Emirates, Janurary 2013.

Autodesk Sustainability Workshop, Sustainable Design Challenges in the Middle East, September 2011.

Middle East Institute, Sustainable Development and the Built Environment in the Middle East: Challenges and Opportunities, February 2011.

PFSK, Beyond Oil: Building A Sustainable Middle East, December 2010.

The Bureau of National Affairs, Abu Dhabi’s Point-Based Rating System Poised to Transform Construction Industry, September 2010.

United Kingdom:

Environment Analyst (Subscribers Only) Middle East outlook: Infrastructure drives consultancy market, June 2011.

Energy Bulletin, It’s a race to failure between rogue states and global oil output, July 2010.


Al Mamlaka TV, News program on forest fires and climate change, aired 13 August 2021

Alghad, Jordan Ranks Fourth on Renewable Energy in the Middle East and North Africa Region, January 2018 (Arabic).

The Jordan Times,  Jordan 3rd in (Arab World) Region in Renewable Energy Capacity, January 2018.


Extra News, Program on Forest Fires in the Mediterranean, Aired 13 August 2021.

Bikya Masr, Carbon emissions doubled in MENA region over past 3 decades, August 2011.

Almasry Alyoum, On the state of the Egyptian ‘green’ agenda, September 2010.


The New Arab, Environmental refugees: The cost of ignoring climate change, Published 30 August 2021.

The New Arab, Climate Change: Can the Middle East Reach Net Zero by 2050?, Published 19 August 2021.

Saudi Arabia

Arab News, How the coronavirus crisis has shifted priorities for Arab cities, December 2020


L’Orient-Le Jour,  Changement climatique : un appel concret à l’action, initié par de jeunes Libanais, July 2012 (French)


Radio Monte Carlo, Live Interview about Climate Negotiations and the Civil Society in the Arab World, Aired 26 September 2018 (Arabic)

Radio Monte Carlo, Live Interview about Climate and the Environment in the Arab World, Aired 18 September 2018 (Arabic)


Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Urban Resilience and the Danger of Urbanization without Urbanism, 2020

DETAIL Green (Subscribers only), Sustainability in the Desert, November 2011. (English and German)


Corporate Knights, Sustainability and the Middle East, February 2013


Het Grote Midden Oosten Platform, Are Green cities a possibility in MENA? June 2021

ZemZem, Klimaatverandering in het Midden-Oosten: over water, conflicten en oplossingen, June 2021

Trouw, Sustainability and Environment Section, Small Qatar lives beyound its means, December 2012 (Dutch)


Anadolu Ajansı, Joining the dots or joining late? Turkey’s new climate policy, October 2021

Haber Tuar, TBMM’den geçen Paris İklim Anlaşması ile ilgili uluslararası basında çarpıcı yorum, October 2021


Egomonk, Low Carbon Urban Development: Feasible Decisions for MENA Cities (Video) , 2020