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SUSTAINABILITY

Green transport shift in Lebanon has become a necessity

There is a global movement towards green transport sector which focuses particularly on reducing the “privately-owned vehicles” impact on the environment. According to the prediction of the analysts the “internal combustion engine” age is...
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Building waste-to-energy infrastructure in Africa

Energy hunger presides over Africa, as the World Economic Forum reports that only “24pc of sub-Saharan Africans” have electricity access, while the capacity to generate energy for the “entire African continent”, leaving only South...
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A small step towards a greener energy security in Lebanon

In a development aimed at safeguarding Lebanon’s energy security, the country’s Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW) and Ministry of Environment (MoE) are set to collaborate on a mini-hydro power plant. Once the project is...
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Are heavy rains the sole problem in Lebanon?

Heavy rains and flooded highways are definitely not the sole problems in our beloved Lebanon. In order to deal with its economic problems, the country needs first to address corruption and the...

Response to the humanitarian crisis caused by the Syrian war

As a response to the huge humanitarian crisis created by the Syrian war, Lebanon Crisis Response Plan (LCRP), provides an integrated humanitarian framework which includes a stabilization mechanism to tackle challenges faced by the...

Environmental technology gains focus

Environmental technology has received shot in the arm following the signing of a $100 million financing deal between the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) with Lebanon's Bank Audi. The development marks the second such investment...

Tafila Wind: An integral approach to biodiversity management

In a effort that underscores International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) approach to conservation and commitment to renewable energy sources, the financing of Tafila Wind, the Middle East’s first utility scale energy project, factors in not...
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Economic impact of the Syrian war on Lebanon

The economic impact of the Syrian war has cost Lebanon nearly $9.7 billion, according to a study conducted by Jennifer Abu Mrad and her colleagues from the economic research center InfoPro titled, “Economic impact...
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Cattle exports from Normandy to Iran comes to a grind

The export of cattle from Normandy to Iran has come to a standstill thanks to U.S. sanctions on Iran. According to a Senator from France, Washington’s economic policy is taking a toll on its...
Lebanon, cedar forests, climate change,

Lebanon’s cedar forests threatened by climate change

Strolling in the cedar forests of Lebanon’s mountainous slopes is such a relief since it transports you away from the misery of everyday life. Many of these trees have been here for more than...