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Issue #27 August 2014

Amid the climate change negotiations scene reaching a momentum in the wake of the Conference of Parties (COP) in Lima, the Lebanese negotiations’ contact group convened on August 6 at the Ministry of Environment with the aim of framing Lebanon’s position towards Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) and Party differentiation. The contact group agreed to remain persistent on addressing mitigation and adaptation with the same level of priority in the INDC since Lebanon is highly vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change. Moreover, the meeting stressed on the importance of the differentiation methodology and agreed on the next steps to address this sensitive issue. As political voicing goes, it was decided that Lebanon’s carbon-reducing plans and strategies be put forward to show ambition. 

Individuals and companies often want to act to mitigate and adapt to climate change, but seldom know how to get the funding. The Ministry of Environment and UNDP climate change team along with the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management have gathered important stakeholders for a Climate Finance Seminar. International sources of funding were presented as well as Lebanon’s eligibility criteria. Participants were also informed about Lebanon’s enabling framework to receive these funds and were presented to policy amendments which could mitigate against the barriers. Participants included representatives from several Ministries, commercial banks, the Central Bank, academic institutions, UNDP projects and other authorities and organizations. Click here for the full article and seminar materials.

Loss & Damage
pertains to those impacts of climate change which cannot be adapted to, and therefore result in net losses
August 19-20, 2014

CBA-CEA Training @ Four Points Sheraton Hotel, Verdun
The amount in centimeters of extra sea level rise we will likely get between 2081 and 2100 if GHG emissions stay roughly on their current path (IPCC, 2013)
Feeling particularly warm, Lebanon?

You have a good reason to. Temperatures this summer month were above national average, almost every day. The red and purple lines in the graph below represent the low and high temperature averages, while the blue and green show the actual high and low temperatures. And this is not an isolated incident, many other months have the same characteristics. Records are being broken all around the world which renders climate change a pressing reality. Click here for the Guiness book of climate change.

The best wedding gift!

The wedding season is on! Everyone is having one or at least is invited to one. And there's a way to make the special day even more special, particularly if the wedding is overseas; you can now offset the wedding's carbon dioxide emissions for a clean and environmentally conscious ceremony! Click here to know more.


Suggestion: Economisez de l'énergie en réglant le thermostat de l'air conditionné à 25 degrés Celsius au minimum en été et à 20 degrés maximum en hiver.
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