Paris agreement benefits Lebanon socially, environmentally and financially. Lebanon can save up to 50 billion $ in 2040 if countries were dedicated to their vows. Still, till now it is not clear how the countries will hold the 100,000$ annual support.
The most affected sectors by climate change are agriculture and water resources. The Lebanese government had initiated several steps to tackle climate change. As it was in Paris agreement obvious that private sector corporation is needed.
Lebanon is committed in his submitted INDC in September 2015 to decrease his greenhouse gasses emissions compared to the Business-As-Usual (BAU) by 15% by 2030 and by 30% if he receives needed support, conditional. Energy emits more than half of Lebanon GHG emissions. Lebanon cannot meet its objective without involving non-state actors. Lebanon started "Lebanon Climate Act" which is in partnership with UNDP, Central bank and lead by Green mind to involve businesses in climate action.
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