SDG 12
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What is the goal about?

Sustainable consumption and production involves the efficient management of natural resources and chemicals and the reduction of waste pollutant products.

How does that relate to the Lebanon context?

Since 2000, Lebanon has implemented an environmental legislation requiring industries to minimize their pollution. However, further support is needed in environmental governance at municipal level, such as a recycling and waste management.

Key Statistics

Did you know…

…that Lebanon was able to reduce consumption of a substance that depletes the ozone layer, CFC, from 928 tons to 0 tons in less than fifteen years?

…that in 2010, 17% of household solid waste was recycled while 83%, including potentially hazardous forms of waste, was sent to landfills or open dumps?

Goals in action

UNDP Syria

Reviving Tomato Farming

Syria is considered to be one of top producers of Tomatoes in the world. Sitting at the 19th place right after Tunisia and before Portugal, Syria was producing up to 1,163,300 tons in 2008 per year and up keeping livelihoods of thousands of farmers across the country. MORE >

UNDP Sudan

Honey for peace in Darfur

South Darfur is known as a troubled region beset by years of endemic conflict, poverty, destruction of natural resources, and deterioration of livelihoods. However, the land is also a dynamic region that defies its popular conception as intractably and inevitably conflict-ridden. MORE >

UNDP Yemen

Harvesting fog in western Yemen

“God has given us the fog to quench our thirst,” says Am Ali, mother of six, who lives in Manakha, Yemen. MORE >

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