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Project ID:00085932Description:LRF-27 National Action Program
Lebanon Recovery Fund
Start Date *: 14 Mar 2013
Lebanon Recovery Fund
End Date*: 31 Mar 2015
Country: Lebanon Project Status: Financially Closed
  Participating Organization:   UNDP - UNDP(MDTF/PUNO only).

Project Description:

The project aims at improving the patterns of climate change governance through mainstreaming climate change concepts into national and sectoral development plans and thus place climate change as a priority on the national agenda.

Climate change is one of the greatest environmental challenges facing the world today. Rising global temperatures will bring changes in weather patterns, rising sea levels and an increased frequency and intensity of extreme weather events. Strong linkages exist between climate change and poverty reduction, rural development and agriculture, and disaster management. Literature has already proven that climate change impacts are highest in developing countries and will hit the poorest part of the population most as they are less able to cope or to adapt.

These linkages between climate change and development are increasingly recognized. Climate change is largely the result of human induced GHG emissions that are driven by socio-economic development patterns characterised by economic growth, technology, population and governance. These patterns in turn determine the vulnerability to climate change and the human capacity for mitigation and adaptation.

However, the diversity of sectoral actors and the interconnectedness of climate and development present a challenge to the international,regional, and national climate policy.

In Lebanon, the cost of climate change impact is estimated to be around 90 million USD per year. In 1994, Lebanon has ratified the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and following the First National Communication, the country has voluntarily dedicated itself to devise strategies for the reduction of its national GHG emissions and to increase its adaptive capacity to climate change. The ministerial declaration of the previous government stipulates the establishment of a National Committee on Climate Change and Desertification NCCCD, and the Government of Lebanon has committed to reach 12% renewable energy in its energy mix by 2020. In addition, the Ministry of Energy and Water, in its policy paper for the electricity sector plans to increase the electricity generation capacity while giving priority to renewable energy sources and promoting energy efficiency measures.

PBF Outputs and Key Activities:

The project will mainstream climate change concepts into national and sectoral plans through actively engaging ministries and governmental institutions in planning and decision making. The project will elaborate nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs) and pilot demonstration projects for adaptation as identified in different assessments. The project will also address national and international financial mechanisms available to support Lebanon in the implementation of the identified NAMAs. 

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