Sustainable Land Management in the Qaroun Watershed - Preparation PhaseUNDP has recently received a small fund from the GEF to initiate a new project new project falling into biodiversity and land degradation themes.
National Action Programme to Mainstream Climate Change into Lebanon’s Development AgendaThe proposed project is in in line with the Government of Lebanon’s plan of action, as mentioned in the first national communication report to the UNFCCC, and reiterated in the Second National Communication report to the UNFCCC.
The Rehabilitation of Saida DumpsiteSaida dumpsite is located in the southern part of the city of Saida, at the sea front, only 200 meters from nearby residences and commercial units. The city urban areas are closely surrounding the landfill site at a distance of several hundred meters.
Sustainable Oil and Gas Development in Lebanon “ SODELThis project aims at supporting the newly created, but not staffed yet, Petroleum Authority at the Ministry of Energy and Water, particularly the Quality, Health, Safety and Environment Unit.
Lebanon’s Low Emission Capacity Building projectThis project fits into Outcome 5 of the Lebanon UNDAF which aims to improve the accessibility and management of natural resources and enhance responses to national and global environmental challenges.
HCFC Phase out Management Plan (HPMP)Lebanon’s HCFC Phase-out Management Plan (HPMP Stage-I) comprises of a combination of interventions such as technology transfer investments, policies and regulations, technical assistance, training, awareness and communications and management, coordination and monitoring in the Foams and Air Conditioning/Refrigeration sectors, to be implemented over six years from 2011 to 2017.
Enabling Activities for the Preparation of Lebanon’s Third National Communication to the UNFCCCThis project aims at assisting the Government of Lebanon with the enabling activities necessary to undertake the Third National Communication (TNC) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and its submission to the Conference to the Parties in accordance with the guidance provided by the UNFCCC.
Institutional Strengthening Project for the Implementation of Montreal Protocol in Lebanon (Phases VII -VIII))Lebanon is committed to the complete phase-out of ODS in accordance with the Montreal Protocol control schedule. Lebanon ratified the Vienna Convention and the Montreal Protocol in March 1993. Since the per capita consumption of ODS in Lebanon was less than 300 gm, Lebanon was classified as a country operating under Article-5(1) of the Montreal Protocol and therefore became eligible to receive assistance from the Multilateral Fund (MLF) in order to meet its obligations under the MP.
Environmental Resources Monitoring in LebanonIn response to the conflict of July-August 2006 and the subsequent oil slick on Lebanese shores, the Government of Greece allocated 1.64 million USD for the implementation of an environmental monitoring project in Lebanon, to be administered by UNEP. UNDP Lebanon was approached to implement a portion of this grant, in the amount of 706,200 USD.
Integrated Solid Waste Management of Baalbek CazaGiven that solid waste management remains a critical environmental issue in Lebanon, at both the policy and local/implementation level, the Ministry of Environment has secured funds from the Government of Italy (Embassy of Italy) to undertake a pilot solid waste management plan and implementation in the Caza of Baalbek in North Lebanon.
Groundwater Assessment and DatabaseAlthough known as a water rich country, recent assessments of water availability compared to demand for domestic use, agriculture, industrial and environment have shown that Lebanon will soon be facing water shortages. Some studies show that Lebanon may face chronic and critical water shortages by 2020 unless the sector is reformed.
Institutional Support to the Ministry of EnvironmentThe Ministry of Environment (MoE) is the national authority in Lebanon in charge of the protection of the environment. MoE has been established in Lebanon since 1993 and faces a variety of challenges in undertaking its functions starting from the size and nature of environmental situation and its challenges in the country to the lack of human and financial resources as well as the challenge of mainstreaming environmental conservation within national planning. More so the ability of government agencies to perceive that sustainable development is the basis sound economical development.
Lebanese Centre for Water Conservation and Management (LCWCM)Although known as a water rich country, recent assessments of water availability compared to demand for domestic use, agriculture, industrial and environment have shown that Lebanon will soon be facing water shortages. Some studies show that Lebanon may face chronic and critical water shortages by 2020 unless the sector is reformed.
CEDRO III Country Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Demonstration Project for the Recovery of LebanonThe project aims at supporting the greening of Lebanon’s recovery, reconstruction and reform activities through the activation of end-use energy efficiency and renewable energy applications.
Hydro Agricultural Development for Marjeyoun AreaThe project will assist local communities in Marjeyoun area to benefit from a main canal supplying water to South Lebanon from West Bekaa. The project will show the advantages and efficiency of modern irrigation techniques, will propose the new cropping patterns in the region, and will support the establishment of a very much needed Water User Association.
Global Solar Water Heating Market Transformation and Strengthening InitiativeAs a part of the UNDP/UNEP/GEF Global Solar Water Heating Market Transformation and Strengthening Initiative, this country programme of Lebanon aims at accelerating the market development of solar water heating in Lebanon with an objective to facilitate the installation of 190,000 m2 of new installed collector area over the duration of the project, an annual sale of 50,000 m2 reached by the end of the project and with expected continuing growth to reach the set target of 1,050,000 m2 of total installed SWH capacity by 2020.
Safeguarding and Restoring Lebanon’s Woodland ResourcesThe long-term goal of this GEF funding request is to complement the on-the ground investments undertaken through the National Reforestation Program through the creation of an enabling environment and by building capacity for sustainable land management as a contribution to greater ecosystem stability, enhanced food security and improved rural livelihoods.
Mainstreaming Biodiversity Management into Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAPs) Production Processes in LebanonLebanon lies within an important centre of flowering plant biodiversity, with approximately 2,600 species and an endemism rate of 12%. Around 365 medicinal and aromatic plants (MAPs) are found and utilised in Lebanon. The MAP and herb domestic markets are worth approximately US$35 millions per year and wild stocks supply approximately 98% of the MAP markets.
Mainstreaming conservation of migratory soaring birds into key productive sectors along the Rift Valley/Red Sea flywayThe Rift Valley/Red Sea flyway is the second most important flyway for migratory soaring birds (raptors, storks, pelicans and some ibis) in the world, with over 1.5 million birds of 37 species, including 5 globally threatened species, using this corridor between their breeding grounds in Europe and West Asia and wintering areas in Africa each year.
Small Decentralized Renewable Energy Power GenerationThe project will catalyze the development of the small, decentralized, grid-connected renewable energy (RE) power generation market in Lebanon. The target is to facilitate the installation of at least 1.75 MW of new decentralized RE power generation capacity during the lifetime of the project, resulting in direct GHG reduction benefits of approximately 35,500 tonnes of CO2eq.
Lebanon’s First Biennial Update ReportingThis project aims at assisting the Government of Lebanon with the enabling activities necessary to undertake the First Biennial Update Reporting (BUR) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Machrek Energy Development – SolarThe ENPI regional energy project aims at the promotion and implementation of innovative technologies and know-how transfer in the field of solar energy, particularly PV systems. In the target countries; Lebanon, Jordan and Palestinian, the weakness of the grid, in terms of blackouts and brownouts, undermines security of supply in critical facilities and in small and medium size industries.
Support to Host Communities in North Lebanon in the WASH SectorWith the continuing deterioration of the situation in Syria, Lebanon is witnessing a sharply rising influx of refugees through the northern and eastern borders, spreading onward across the country.
Support to the Lebanon Environmental Pollution Abatement Project (LEPAP)The objective of the Lebanon Environmental Pollution Abatement Project (LEPAP) is to reduce industrial pollution in targeted industrial enterprises and to strengthen the monitoring and enforcement capabilities of the Ministry of Environment. LEPAP is a joint initiative between the MOE.
Country energy efficiency and renewable energy demonstration project for the recovery of Lebanon – Phase 4The main objective of CEDRO 4 is the application of renewable energy and energy efficiency systems and measures across Lebanon’s several economic sectors (commercial, industrial, and utility-scale, and a demonstration project on a village scale and bioenergy sourced heating) and beneficiaries.
Supporting Lebanese Communities, Promoting Stabilization and Social Cohesion in Lebanon – Access to renewable energy applications in AkkarLebanon is facing a major crisis in terms of large numbers of refugees fleeing the war in Syria, and finding shelter within Lebanese cities and towns across the country. The influx of refugees is adding pressure on the existing social and infrastructure of Lebanon which is already in a delicate state.
Selected rapid delivery and immediate impact interventions - Access to sustainable energy for lighting and heating for host communitiesThe impact of the Syrian crisis on Lebanon is reaching a scale unprecedented in the history of complex, refugee-driven emergencies. The number of refugees is expected to reach 1.5 million by the end of 2014, an increase equal to 36% of the entire Lebanese pre-crisis population.