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Issue 48 - June 2016
Renewable energy is booming in Lebanon; on May 16th, 2016, energy stakeholders from several institutions gathered in the Energy Board meeting where achievements were showcased and future plans presented; the CEDRO project has installed 1.46 MW of solar PV power spread throughout Lebanon, and the DREG project is implementing over 1.75 MW of renewable energy capacity. It all fits under Lebanon's renewable energy target included in Lebanon's Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC), which is being followed up on by the Low Emission Capacity Building Project. Moreover, a special parliamentary session on renewable energy has been conducted in order to identify the legal enablers to increase renewable energy use in Lebanon.

At a side event at the UNFCCC Bonn climate change negotiating session in May, Lebanon presented where the mitigation and adaptation technologies identified in 2012 have landed today; turns out that almost all the technologies identified in the Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) have found a place in the policies and actions that make up Lebanon's INDC. Click here for the TNA mitigation technologies, and here for adaptation technologies.
Active Layer
The layer of ground that is subject to annual snow thawing and freezing in permafrost areas
18 June, 2016

Lebanon Climate Act event at USJ, Campus de l'Innovation et du Sport


The percentage of scientists who agree that climate change is inevitably happening
Guess who is winning the race?
2015 showed the fastest increase in renewable energy sources, with 286 billion US dollars investments. The greater news is that developing countries have outspent developed countries in renewable energy development, with China in the lead! Click here to read more.
Thank you?
In the Philippines, in 1991, a volcano did us a favor; the eruption of Mount Pinatubo ejected enough particulate matter into the atmosphere to block solar radiation. This lead to a cool-down from 1992 to 1994, and slowed down global warming.
Can we expect a transformative shift in international capacity-building after Paris? IGES Working Paper by Chisa Umemiya and Michael Gillenwater
The recent Texan floods have deeply damaged the infrastructure and caused loss of life. All of us need to speed up adaptation. Click here for more information.

Photo credit: Daniel Kramer/Reuters
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