The Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED) conducted a study using remote sensing technologies to determine the impact of global warming on the region. Given that most Arab countries concentrate their activities in the coastal zone, a sea level rise of just one meter could dramatically impact countries such as Kuwait, Bahrain, UAE, Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria. The report revealed that rise of one meter would directly affect 3.2 percent of the population in these countries, compared to a global percentage of about 1.28 percent.
The report explores such issues as food production, fresh water, human health, ecosystems and biodiversity, infrastructure and tourism. There are also reports on international climate negotiations and the interrelation between climate change and trade negotiations.
You can view the complete report here.