Re­cy­cled food served to AFED con­fer­ence guests

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Lunch menu dur­ing the Arab Fo­rum for En­vi­ron­ment and De­vel­op­ment’s con­fer­ence on sus­tain­able consumption con­sti­tuted en­tirely of lo­cal or­ganic food that did not in­clude red meat. More­over, this was the first con­fer­ence in the Arab re­gion where "re­cy­cled" food was served: in­tact Mediter­ranean fish served on day one were used to make a de­li­cious fish-filet plate on day two. In ad­di­tion, no plas­tic bot­tles were used dur­ing the two day con­fer­ence, only re­us­able glass bot­tles.

AFED held its eighth an­nual con­fer­ence in Beirut, based on a flag­ship re­port that it had pro­duced with em­pha­sis on en­ergy, wa­ter and food.

The con­fer­ence brought to­gether 600 del­e­gates from 48 coun­tries, rep­re­sent­ing gov­ern­ments, cor­po­ra­tions, re­gional and in­ter­na­tional or­ga­ni­za­tions, re­search cen­ters, uni­ver­si­ties, civil so­ci­ety and the me­dia. AFED sec­re­tary gen­eral

cited draft rec­om­men­da­tions for Arab gov­ern­ments and in­sti­tu­tions, ad­vo­cat­ing that adopt­ing ap­pro­pri­ate consumption pat­terns is key to ra­tio­nal man­age­ment of re­sources, and con­trib­utes to sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment and en­vi­ron­men­tal con­ser­va­tion. Later Saab pre­sented th­ese rec­om­men­da­tions to the Coun­cil of Arab Min­is­ters Re­spon­si­ble for the En­vi­ron­ment at the Arab League head­quar­ters in Cairo.

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Na­jib Saab at con­fer­ence open­ing

Dur­ing the open­ing cer­e­mony, from the left: Deputy Henri Helou, AFED Sec­re­tary Gen­eral Na­jib Saab, Min­is­ter of En­ergy Arthur Nazar­ian, Jor­danin Min­is­ter of En­vi­ron­ment Ta­her Shakhshir and Min­is­ter of En­vi­ron­ment Mo­hammed Mach­nouk

Dr. Ibrahim Ab­del­gelil pre­sent­ing AFED re­port on Sus­tain­able Consumption

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