About the act
The Lebanon Climate Act is a program organized by Green Mind in collaboration with the United Nations Development Program at the Ministry of Environment in Lebanon and Central bank of lebanon .
The program mainly aims at creating economic growth in a way that also creates value for the society by addressing Climate Change challenges.
The project is organized in line with Lebanon’s INDC, our country’s climate change engagement at COP21.
Lebanon’s INDC is the Intended Nationally Determined Contribution where Lebanon has publicly outlined what climate actions it intends to take under a new international agreement by 2030, and has mainly set a target of 15% CO2 emissions reduction as an unconditional target and committed to reduce 30% of its CO2 emissions conditional to finance, technical support and capacity building.
More than 100 private sector companies and NGOs in Lebanon have joined the Act since its launch in June 2016, and they are all getting ready for their actual engagement through the yearly roadmap that we have prepared with the UNDP team in Lebanon.
All the participant organizations are provided with a manual kit that will become their main guide book and reference for implementing efficient environmental strategies, and that can also support the newly joining organizations to keep up with the progress.
People in Lebanon believe that security issues, political vacuum, and economical issues threaten their lives.
The truth is that pollution is the no.1 one enemy of the Lebanese because it is responsible for the most deaths of Lebanese people.
The Lebanon Climate Act would like to ask all its followers to join this campaign by encouraging as much people as possible to post a video trying to do the "hold-your-breath-for-one-minute" challenge.
Do it for your country and don't forget to use the hashtag #LebanonClimateAct !
The Lebanon Climate Act aims at creating economic growth in a way that also creates value for the society by addressing Climate Change challenges.
To establish a network of companies and institutions actively engaged in the fight for climate change.
Importance of Lebanon Climate Act
The Lebanon Climate Act initiative is the only platform existing in Lebanon and in the Arab World where businesses can be supported in being engaged in the fight for climate change .
LCA is currently providing a space for businesses to showcase and support climate action, through concrete initiatives and multi-stakeholder approaches and thus, contributing in a sustainable and profitable manner to a strong and effective response to climate change.
To catalyze the involvement of the private sector in the wider climate change community. It will provide a space for businesses to showcase and support climate action, through concrete initiatives and multi-stakeholder approaches and thus, contribute in a sustainable and profitable manner to a strong and effective response to climate change.
By joining the Lebanon Climate Act, companies will demonstrate their ongoing engagement to climate action. As part of this initiative, each company will set actions to reduce its environmental and carbon footprint, increase low-carbon investments, deploy more clean energy, and build more sustainable businesses and communities to tackle climate change.
Lebanon Climate Act is also an opportunity to establish solid partnerships between leading business organizations who are showing headship in acting on climate change (Energy, Water, Transport, Waste and Forestry and/or Agriculture), and willing to commit to one or more innovative and practical climate initiatives to scale low-carbon solutions and increase the adaptive capacity of the Lebanese economy, and active Non-Governmental Organizations who have planned important climate initiatives and are in need of a concrete support from one or more business organizations from the public sector to implement their presented initiatives.