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Lebanese Environment Forum organizes a workshop on Responsible Hunting

The Lebanese Environment Forum held a national workshop last Saturday, under the patronage of HE M. Mohammad El Machnuk, Minister of Environment to discuss a project aiming to regulate and promote responsible hunting practices in Lebanon, at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Beirut.   This project is being implemented in Lebanon with a grant received from the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) and with ...

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LEF participated in the AUB Civic Fair 2014

The Center for Civic Engagement and Community Service (CCECS) organized the 6th annual AUB Civic and Volunteering Fair under the theme of “For Miles of Smiles,” on April 16, 2014, in the West Hall and Green Oval areas. The opening has featured a keynote speech by the President of Beirut Marathon Association May El Khalil. During the opening, the Volunteer of the Year Award recipient was announced as well as ...

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Closing Event for Environment Fund for Lebanon Project

The Environment Fund Project held its final ceremony, on Wednesday 11 December 2013 under the auspices of Caretaker Environment Minister, Mr.  Nazem Khoury, at At Monroe Hotel, Ein El Mreiseh, Beirut. And under the patronage of Mr. Christian Clages, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany and Mr. Nabil Al-Jisr, President of the Council for Development and Reconstruction Delivering a word during the ev ...

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International Lead Poisoning Awareness Week (20 – 26 October 2013)

The International Week of Action on Prevention of Lead Poisoning (October 20-26th 2013) is aimed at addressing the lack of awareness of this issue. During the campaign week, the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint aims, among others actions, to: Raise awareness about lead poisoning: Highlight countries and partners' efforts to prevent childhood lead poisoning; and Urge further action to eliminate lead p ...

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LEF participated in the Diplomatic Conference on the Minamata convention on mercury

The Lebanese Environment Forum has attended the meetings convened by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Kumamoto, Japan: Mercury Treaty Preparatory Meeting in 7 and 8 October, 2013 and the Diplomatic Conference (Conference of Plenipotentiaries): 9 - 11 October, 2013 The Diplomatic Conference of Plenipotentiaries adopted the Minamata Convention on Mercury in Kumamoto, Japan, with one head of ...

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Minamata Convention on mercury damage prevention adopted in Japan

An international conference organized by the U.N. Environment Program adopted a historic treaty named "Minamata Convention on Mercury" in Japan on Thursday 10 october, aiming at regulate the use and trade of mercury.   The treaty maps out measures to curb health and environmental damage caused by mercury, which will take effect 90 days after ratification by 50 nations. Its name came after a Japanese ci ...

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Happy Pollution Prevention Week

It's Pollution Prevention Week! Launched by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), this week September 15-21, is dedicated to preventing and reducing pollution. According to the EPA, the US annually produces millions of tons of pollution and spends tens of billions of dollars per year controlling it in the form of clean ups, stormwater management, and education to name a few. ...

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World Water Week in Stockholm: The online registration is now open

World Water Week is hosted and organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and takes place each year in Stockholm. The World Water Week has been the annual focal point for the globe's water issues since 1991. Every year, over 200 collaborating organizations convene events at the World Water Week. In addition, individuals from around the globe present their findings at the scientific work ...

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Protest against the demolition of Jesuites Garden

The Jesuits Garden is a public park in the Remeil District of Beirut, Lebanon. Covering 44,000 square meters, the garden also houses a public library. Its proximity to the Greek Orthodox and Getaoui hospitals make it a popular destination for people visiting relatives and friends at the hospitals. The municipality of  Beirut decided to tear down Jesuits Garden in order to build a parking complex. This garde ...

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May 12, OBBA’ 17th National CleanUp Campaign

Operation Big Blue Association – OBBA launched its 17th beach and sea cleaning campaign on May 12thز President of the Organization Iffat Edriss Shatila explained the development of the organization and what makes this campaign different from all the years before. She also added that ever since 1997 when the campaign first started, OBBA has witnessed a huge difference in the cleanliness of the sea and its se ...

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