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Project Strategic environmental assessment and land use planning in Lebanon

The overall aim of the project is to integrate environmental considerations into policies, programmes, and plans at the national level to alleviate the major problems facing the national sustainable development agenda in the country. Land use planning is one of the major problems leading to environmental degradation in Lebanon.  Developing a framework for SEA would help deliver many of the country’s commitments to sustainable development.  The SEA will also allow for impact identification and analysis and assessment of environmental risks associated with poor land use planning and policy formulation.  It would complement the existing EIA process initiated by the Ministry of Environment (MoE).   

Area(s) and focus(es) of the project
  • Legislation, regulatory and planning measures (projects)
Project scale national
Tools Development of a framework for SEA;
Development of a national strategy for incorporating environmental considerations in urban planning and land use management procedures;
Providing institutional strengthening to the MoE and the General Directorate of Urban Planning (GDUP) for the development of environmental directives based on the developed strategy;
Applying the developed directives to a pilot project;
Develop a decree for the application of the directives to national urban planning and land use management projects
Budget 429,968.00 €
Timeframe 2002 - 2006
Implementing organisation(s) Lebanese Ministry of Environment
Contact Mr. Alissar Chaker, Project Manager
UNDP United Nations Development Programme
UN House Riad El Solh Square POB 11
3216 Beirut
Tel: 961(01)976555EXT423or506
Fax: 961(01)976532
Ms. Manal Moussallem, Project Manager
Donor(s) Life Third Countries contribution 285,600.00 €
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