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Title: The Third Palestinian Environmental Awareness & Education Conference “Eco-Justice of Palestine”
Date: 2012-12-17 - 2012-12-19
Time: 9:30am
Description: In December 2012 EEC will hold its third annual conference entitled “Eco-justice of Palestine,”
which will focus on the international and local responsibility to care for and protect the Palestinian environment.

Palestinians have lived under Occupation for 45 years; consequently access to and ability to control and protect the natural resources have been restricted, human livelihoods have been affected,and the Palestinian environment has suffered greatly.
For these reasons, the international community must play a role in caring for and protecting the environment of Palestine.

The purpose of this conference is to raise the awareness of the local and international communities about the critical environmental situation in Palestine due to the occupation’s actions against it, and advocate for sustainable change on both an international and a local level.
Through presentations, dialogue and interactions with one another,

it is hoped that the international community will recognize its responsibility towards the Palestinian environment.
The role of the international community is extraordinarily valuable when speaking about the well-being of the Palestinian environment, its people and the overall prosperity of Palestine.

This conference is a means to recognize the shared responsibility of Palestinians and internationals and improve the education, awareness building, and advocacy in order to achieve eco-justice in Palestine and this can be only take place on the ground with the help and support of the international community.

Day One Monday 17 December 2012

9:30 – 10:30 Registration

10:30 – 11:30 Opening Ceremony

11:30 – 12:15 Coffee / Tea Break

12:15 – 14:15 Session 1: Status of Environment in Palestine

•Israeli Violation to Environment and Land
•Water Distribution Injustice
•Impact of the Wall on the Environment
•Status of Environment and International Law

14:15 – 15:15 Lunch

15:15 – 17:15 Session 2: International Reports

•Gaza in 2020
•UNEP reports on the Palestinian Environment
•Palestinian Daily Life and Environment

17:15 – 18:45 Free Time

19:00 – 21:00 Cultural Night and Dinner (Palestinian Folklore Dance Performance)

Day Two Tuesday 18 December 2012

9:00 – 11:30 Session 3: Eco Justice of Palestine

•Eco-justice in Palestine / Theological and Ethical Insights
•Colonizing the Environment – An International Perspective on Environmental Injustice in Palestine
•Environmental Impact and Human Rights
•Rights to Water
•Rights based approached to Natural Resources Management

11:30 – 12:00 Coffee / Tea Break
12:00 – 14:00 Session 4: Health and Food Sovereignty in Palestine

•Human Health and the Environment
•Food Sovereignty
•Sustainable Development
•Occupation Impacts on Students Health

14:00 – 15:00 Lunch
15:00 – 17:00 Session 5:

A- Group work

B- Round table Discussion

17:00 – 17:30 Summary Outcome and Recommendation

Day Three Wednesday 19 December 2012 (Field Trip) optional

7:30am Gathering at Hotel Lobby

7:45am Leave the Hotel

8:00 – 10:00 Field visit in Bethlehem Area (Visit to a Refugee Camp – Israeli Settlements and Settler roads – Palestinian Village)

11:00 – 14:00 Field visit in Hebron Area (Edna Village – Old city of Hebron – Israeli Settlement – Hebron Rehabilitation Committee)

14:00 – 14:30 Press Conference

14:30 – 15:30 Lunch and departure