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Building a Sustainable Future: Lebanon’s Blue Economy Journey Through the Partnership of UNEP and the Hariri Foundation

BySamantha Jones

Apr 4, 2024
The Transformation of Lebanon’s Blue Economy by 2024

As part of the SwitchMed II activities, UNEP has joined forces with the Hariri Foundation for Sustainable Human Development to implement the Blue Economy component in Lebanon. This initiative will be carried out both at a national and local level, with Saida serving as a case study. The primary objective of this partnership is to promote sustainable practices and policies that will benefit Lebanon’s economy while also protecting the environment.

One of the key activities within this partnership is the organization of Lebanon’s first ‘National Blue Economy Conference,’ which will be held under the patronage of the Ministry of Environment. The conference is set to take place on May 2nd in Beirut, Lebanon. This event will serve as a platform to showcase the findings of the national Blue Economy assessment and endorse policy recommendations, focusing on fisheries, coastal tourism, and port activities.

The conference aims to bring together high-level political and technical experts to discuss ways to transition towards a more circular, environmentally resilient, and prosperous Blue Economy in Lebanon. By facilitating partnerships and collaboration between key stakeholders from both the public and private sectors, as well as academic institutions and civil society, the conference hopes to create momentum for sustainable development in the country.

Additionally, the conference will emphasize the importance of coastal cities and engaging local communities in promoting sustainable practices. The work carried out in Saida will be showcased to demonstrate how local actions can contribute to long-term sustainability goals. Following the conference, on-ground activities and a city-wide validation process of the local action plan on Blue Economy in Saida will take place, highlighting multi-actor engagement and multi-level governance’s role in achieving sustainability goals.

By Samantha Jones

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