Lebanon Low Emissions Development Strategies Report

Lebanon Low Emissions Development Strategies Report

District of Columbia

February, 2019. Results of gap analysis conducted by  the Center for Climate Strategies (CCS) in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) of Lebanon show that many Low Emissions Development Strategies (LEDS) related activities are underway by the Government of Lebanon across ministries and third-party institutions. With enhancement and expansion, they can improve national objectives for fiscal, macroeconomic, investment, energy security, environmental sustainability, and equity gains. In some cases, these require clarification and added capacity while others have immediate potential for implementation. Many of these sector-based efforts are not explicitly tied to the national LEDS program at this time. However, they provide direct opportunities for coordination of policy and program development across issue areas and ministries. As a result, Lebanon’s LEDS plan creates an untapped opportunity for synchronization of a range of national goals. The consolidation of studies and proposals across ministries and sectors resulted in a detailed framework of sector-based policies and programs in Lebanon that cut across all sectors and could be integrated into a future LEDS plan.