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Marine conservation deal signed with UN

A cooperation agreement has been signed by the Ministry of Environment (MoE) and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). Through the agreement, the MoE will receive a grant for a total of almost $1 million from the UNEP’s Global Environment Facility (GEF) towards the implementation of a $2.3 million project for maritime development. The project includes developing a framework for sustainable manageme ...

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New car sales in Lebanon up by 9.3% in 2012

According to data compiled by the Association of Car Importers in Lebanon, the number of newly registered car sales stood at 35,477 in 2012, rising by 9.3% from a total of 32,455 cars sold in 2011, noting that 92% of newly registered cars consist of those of smaller sizes. During the month of December 2012, newly registered cars totaled 3,428, against 2,743 in December 2011. Korea’s Kia ranked first in term ...

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The Small Grants programme in Lebanon

  In mid nineties, Lebanon signed and ratified many international environmental treaties and conventions Accordingly, Global Environment Facility (GEF) had established some projects aiming at facilitating the implementation of those treaties/conventions. These projects were implemented by UNDP CO in coordination and partnership with concerned ministries including Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of hy ...

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Lebanon signs $348 million contract for power plants

The Energy Ministry signed a $348 million contract with a Danish-German consortium to build new power plants in Jiyyeh and Zouk. Under the contract, Danish BWSC and German Man Diesel will build two plants, with a maximum capacity of 272 megawatts, at the same locations housing Lebanon’s two biggest power plants. Energy Minister Gebran Bassil has said that the construction would take between 15 months and 18 ...

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Arab Environment5: Survival Options

Survival Options-Ecological Footprint of Arab Countries is the fthin the series of annual reports produced by the Arab Forum forEnvironment and Development (AFED) on the state of the Arabenvironment. It examines sustainability choices in Arab countries,based on a survey of people's demand of natural capital andavailable supply.The primary aim of the AFED annual reports is to foster the use ofscience in pol ...

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SPNL receives “Best Practice” Award from the United Nations

Eleven awards are granted every two years from applicant projects all over the world, which are then exemplified on UN-Habitat’s ‘Best Practice Database’, which contains proven solutions to common social, economic and environmental problems. Assad Serhal, Director General of SPNL expressed his joy in receiving the award for the Qoleileh Hima project, which is one of the most successful Hima projects carried ...

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