Kaveh Madani


  • President Hassan Rouhani 2018-04-22 17:24

    Celebrities, green activists demand Rouhani to cast light on case of detained environmentalists

    TEHRAN — More than 700 Iranian celebrities and environmentalists have signed a letter calling on President Hassan Rouhani to legally shed light on the case of 13 environmental activists arrested on espionage charges some 90 days ago.

  • Ecuadorian ambassador Germán Alejandro Ortega Almeida is holding binoculars and watching birds in a wildlife refuge in Gilan province with Kaveh Madani deputy chief of environment standing next to him 2018-03-10 09:37

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    No waste: Want a change? start with yourself

    Seeing garbage strewn around is a common scene for many of us while walking down the street to get to work or even during holidays when we are trying to spend a day out in the nature picnicking by the riverside.

  • Kaveh Madani 2018-02-24 20:18

    Reducing consumption the sole solution for water crisis: Kaveh Madani

    TEHRAN – The only solution for water crisis in the country’s current circumstances is to reduce consumption in all industrial, agricultural and urban sectors, said Kaveh Madani, the deputy environment chief for international affairs, innovation and socio-cultural engagement.

  • Kaveh Madani 2018-02-20 18:51

    We have made mistakes in protecting the environment: Kaveh Madani

    TEHRAN — The nature is a proof of the fact that we have made mistakes in protecting the environment and we have to put them right, Kaveh Madani, deputy environment chief for international affairs, innovation and socio-cultural engagement said on Monday.

  • Kaveh Madani speaking to journalists on the sideline of Tehran’s Pardisan Park cleanup event on Monday morning 2018-02-07 10:38

    DOE starting to promote ‘waste separation’ culture

    TEHRAN – By establishing special bins for collecting dry waste in every room of its own offices, the Department of Environment tries to promote the culture of separating waste at source.

  • Kaveh Madani 2018-01-22 10:53

    Iran’s environmental body takes unprecedented step in fight against plastic pollution

    TEHRAN — In a bid for public engagement Iran’s Department of Environment (DOE) has banned bottled water at the DOE offices and all other organizations affiliated with it nationwide.

  • Kaveh Madani (L) and Shamshad Akhtar (C) 2017-12-17 07:33

    Iran highlights sand, dust storms in Asia-Pacific Carbon Forum

    TEHRAN — Iran has once again remarked the importance of addressing sand and dust storms on the international scale, ISNA reported.

  • کاوه مدنی 2017-12-13 11:56

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    ‘We have damaged the environment and we have to do something about it’

    Environment has no boundary: Kaveh Madani

    TEHRAN — No political boundaries matter when it comes to the environment, said the Iranian deputy environment chief Kaveh Madani. 

  • Kaveh Madani 2017-12-10 09:29

    Intl. environmental co-op must be fair, not hampered by sanctions, politicization

    TEHRAN — We strongly believe in the fact that environmental problems are trans-boundary and trans-generational, and need to be solved through effective international cooperation mechanisms that are fair and not hampered by economic sanctions and politicization, Iranian environment official Kaveh Madani has said.

  • Kaveh Madani 2017-11-22 08:36

    Iran proposes inclusion of water-related issues in COP 24

    TEHRAN — In its country statement at Bonn Climate Change Conference (COP 23) Iran has proposed the inclusion of the issue of water in the agenda of COP 24.

  • Kaveh Madani 2017-09-18 09:02

    Kaveh Madani appointed Iran’s deputy environment chief

    TEHRAN — Renowned Iranian scientist and environmental activist Kaveh Madani was appointed on Sunday as the deputy for international affairs, innovation and socio-cultural engagement of the Department of Environment.

  • Kaveh Madani and Shirin Hakim 2017/08/08

    By Kaveh Madani and Shirin Hakim

    Trump’s new world order inadvertently making our planet great again

    As the U.S. pulls out of the Paris agreement, environmental governance might transform to deliver commitments

    Arguably one of the most unexpected events since the onset of the Trump administration’s unconventional policy reform is the United States backing out of the Paris Climate Agreement, severing alliances with world leaders tackling climate change.

  • Sand and dust storm in Ahwaz 2017/07/03

    By Ali Mirchi and Kaveh Madani

    Can Iran lead a global fight against dust storms?

    High-level international delegations meet in Tehran to discuss anthropogenic dust bowls as a global environmental threat

    In the last two years, the UN passed four resolutions on sand and dust storms in an attempt to facilitate a global political will to tackle this pressing environmental problem.

  • Hassan Rouhani talks with commuters in a subway in Tehran to encourage people to use public transport to control air pollution 2017/05/17

    By Ali Mirchi and Kaveh Madani

    Will Iran's next president care enough to put the environment first?

    Four years ago one of the candidates in Iran’s presidential election made himself popular by promising to save Lake Urmia, one of the world’s largest saltwater lakes that was on the cusp of disappearing. Now, President Hassan Rouhani proudly recounts that promise, citing Urmia’s current state as an environmental success story made possible by prudent decision-making. Recent intense rainfalls and subsequent floods have come to Rouhani’s help, earning Urmia a spot on the catalogue of the accomplishments of his administration.

  • Kaveh Madani 2017-04-22 13:22

    Iranian scientist receives ASCE's prestigious Huber Prize

    Dr. Kaveh Madani, Centre for Environmental Policy, will receive the Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

  • air pollution 2016-12-26 09:39

    By Shirin Hakim and Kaveh Madani

    Dreaming of blue skies: Tehran’s battle for clean air

    A deep-seated look at the perplexing love-hate relationship Iranians share with their alarmingly polluted capital city

    Tehran’s wet streets provide temporary relief to millions who have been tolerating unbearable levels of pollution. In today’s Tehran, precipitation is associated with romanticism and blessings, washing away polluted skies briefly before reality sets in again. Pollution has plagued Iran’s capital for years, manifesting in various health problems amongst locals, closing of schools, and transforming daily activities into questions of life and death.

  • کاوه مدنی 2016/05/07

    Water crisis in Iran: A desperate call for action

    Drying lakes and rivers, declining groundwater resources, land subsidence, water contamination, water supply rationing and disruptions, forced migration, agricultural losses, salt and sand storms, and ecosystem damages are the modern water-related issues of a nation which was once recognized as the pioneer of sustainable water management.