SDG 13
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What is the goal about?

Integrating climate change into national policies and raising awareness about it, while strengthening the ability of the country to deal with the results of climate change.

How does that relate to the Lebanon context?

Lebanon has signed several conventions, such as the Paris Climate Change Agreement, and established several institutions dedicated to the protection of the environment. Lebanon is also vulnerable to extreme events that are increasing due to climate change. More can be done to reduce Lebanon’s contribution to climate change and increase the capacities of institutions working with environmental issues.

Key Statistics

Did you know…

…that Lebanon increased its greenhouse gas emissions, gases that are harmful to the environment and contribute to climate change, by nearly 5% annually between 1994 and 2012?

…that it is estimated that by 2040 rainfall in Lebanon will have decreased by 10 to 20%?

...that at the current rate, sea levels will rise with up to 60 cm in the next 30 years?

Goals in action

UNDP Sudan

GNew techniques help farmers adapt to climate change in Sudan

Ahmed Eldaw, like his fellow farmers and pastoralists in northern Sudan, used to practice a form of subsistence agriculture that depended solely on the erratic floods of the Atbara River. MORE >

UNDP Lebanon

Climate change boosts drought and floods in North Lebanon

There is a seemingly natural incline, among most, to an inexplicable fascination with the weather. Its mention in most casual conversations proves both a simple ice-breaker and a curious insight into human thinking.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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