What is the goal about?
Protecting and conserving marine and coastal areas and ecosystems by reducing marine pollution, ocean acidification and illegal and over-fishing.
How does that relate to the Lebanon context?
With around 240 kilometres of coastline, Lebanon’s coastal zone is a key element of its natural capital, beauty and tourist attraction. Regardless, a lack of protection measures are negatively affecting these ecosystems and the species living in them.
Did you know…
…that in 2010, 65% of total sewage in Lebanon ended up in coastal waters?
…that up until the early 2000s there were at least 1,269 illegal properties along the coastline which negatively affects coastal and marine ecosystems?
GOALS IN ACTION
Cibaar Hassan Ghedi, an unemployed, ex-militia living in Mogadishu, was not interested in becoming a fisherman. Nevertheless, he decided to attend a training session supported by the UNDP’s Employment Generation for Early Recovery (EGER) Project. MORE >
The Swedish Village, a remote village of fishermen in the far south of the Gaza Strip in the occupied Palestinian territory, is home to some 95 households living under extreme poverty. MORE >