Lebanon: Clima South helps set up Business Knowledge Platform to tackle Climate Change
October 12, 2016
The Lebanon Climate Act, an initiative co-funded by the EU to support economic growth while addressing climate change challenges, through low-carbon economy, organised last week in Beirut a training session for private companies for the establishment of the Business Knowledge Platform, with the support EU-funded Clima South project.
This training session is the first of a series of sessions aiming to deepen the knowledge about the mechanisms to tackle climate change, and to identify the ways in which the private sector companies can contribute to these mechanisms through the design and implementation of activities that will reduce the carbon footprint.
The Lebanon Climate Act, which already brings together 120 companies from the private sector and civil society in Lebanon, helps each company to develop its strategy to limit climate change in an intelligent way which achieves economic and environmental benefits. This initiative is organised in line with Lebanon’s Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC), i.e. Lebanon’s commitments at Paris Climate Conference COP 21.
The Clima South project seeks to enhance regional cooperation between the EU and its southern Mediterranean neighbours and among the partner countries themselves (South–South) on climate change mitigation and adaptation, mainly through capacity development and information sharing. The overarching goal is to support the transition of ENP South countries towards low carbon development and climate resilience. (EU Neighbourhood Info)