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Against All Odds: An Ambitious Climate Policy for Lebanon

Against All Odds: An Ambitious Climate Policy for Lebanon

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Date(s) - 04/22/2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Amid converging political, economic, and humanitarian crises, Lebanon has recently doubled down on its climate ambition for the next ten years. In its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) submission to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the country has revised both its GHG emission reduction targets and renewable-energy-sourced power generation targets upwards.

Does climate change bear national security implications for Lebanon today? How can climate-proofed infrastructure projects and low-carbon technologies attract investments, create jobs and support Lebanon’s economic revival post-collapse? How will immediate policy choices and renewable energy integration ensure economic growth and shape the future of critical sectors such as energy, water, food, and transportation? How can Lebanon ensure that its ambitious climate policy does not fall through the cracks? Join MEI’s Lebanon program for a comprehensive conversation on national climate priorities with leading Lebanese practitioners in the field.

 

Jessica Obeid
Independent Energy Policy Consultant; Non-Resident Fellow, MEI

Vahakn Kabakian
Climate Change Advisor and Portfolio Manager, UNDP; Lebanese Ministry of Environment

Christophe Abi-Nassif (moderator)
Lebanon Program Director, MEI

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