The Marrakesh Climate Conference (COP 22)
The 22nd Conference of Parties (COP 22) took place in Marrakech, Morocco from 7 to 18 November, 2016. 22,500 people participated in the climate change conference which included technical and high-level meetings.
IPTEC's Eco-Driving Campaign
With this year's International Beirut Energy Forum (IBEF) came the closing of a successful collaboration between IPTEC, the Ministry of Environment, ESCWA and the UNDP regarding a national campaign for air pollution reduction in Lebanon through efficient energy use in land transportation.
This campaign, titled "Be an Eco-Driver" provides tips for drivers that aim at lowering air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, enhance road safety and reduce costs, i.e. driving at low RPM, changing oil and oil filters regularly, and parking in the shade.
Click here to access the guide.
2015 Award Ceremony for GHG Reporting
The Lebanese Ministry of Environment acknowledges the effort made by 41 of private Lebanese firms to audit, report and communicate their respective Greenhouse Gas emissions.
Lebanon submits its INDC
Lebanon Submits its Climate Action Plan ahead of the Paris Agreement: 30% of Emission Reduction by 2030 Planned
Rainwater to the rescue of greenhouse owners facing severe summer droughts
Pumped water from artesian wells has always been the source of irrigation water for Mohammad, Farid and Souhail. Each of these three Lebanese farmers own greenhouses situated in the coastal towns of Choueifat, Kfarmashoun and Damour in Lebanon. Tomatoes, cucumbers and strawberries are grown in these greenhouses all year round.
First 2015 CCCU Meeting: INDC Inception Workshop
The first Climate Change Coordination Unit (CCCU) meeting of 2015 took place on July 28th, 2015 at the Radisson Blu Martinez hotel in Beirut. This meeting served as the Inception Workshop for Lebanon’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC).
INDC Committee Kick-Off Meeting
The Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) national process started on July 14th, 2015 at the Ministry of Environment where representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Tourism, Lebanon Petroleum Administration, United Nations Development Programme, Presidency of the Council of Ministers and Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation were present to launch the first INDC committee meeting.