Climate-Proofing Lebanon's Development Plans

Apr 14, 2021

In order to effectively achieve Lebanon’s updated Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), avoiding locking in Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions through infrastructure and development plans is a priority.

Through the UNDP Climate Promise, UNDP Lebanon aimed at climate-proofing three Lebanon plans: the CEDRE-CIP plan, the McKinsey Lebanon Economic Vision, as well as the Government Financial Recovery Plan and its 3-year priorities.

Priority projects were selected for a Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA), which showed that additional investments in climate-proofing to reduce emissions and/or build the projects’ resilience has significant socio-economic benefits.

Climate-proofing nationally or internationally-supported investments is therefore an important practice which would reduce the emissions of new infrastructure, as well as improve their resilience to climate change. Climate-proofing improves access to climate and sustainable development financing, as it is aligned with green recovery.

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