Climate change dwindles Tunisia’s freshwater supply. As temperatures rise and the Sahara Desert expands, big industry exploits and pollutes what scarce water sources remain. Meanwhile, big plans are made to export green hydrogen to Europe. The production of which also costs huge quantities of water. The solar and wind energy projects that need to fuel this hydrogen future, bypass the local communities on whose land they take place.

Hivos works with Tunisian activists, artists and youth media platforms to support local communities in communicating about the way climate change impacts their lives and surroundings. Our partners endeavor to have policy brokers not repeat the mistakes of the past: Fossil fuels might have benefited the few, but the renewable energy transition needs to work for all Tunisians.