Environmental management guide for municipalities launched in Lebanon
On 17 July 2017, the EU-funded Support to Reforms-Environmental Governance (StREG) project supported by GFA Consulting Group and the Ministry of Environment in Lebanon launched a guide book, Practical Guide for Municipalities to Enhance Environmental Management. The guideline is based on extensive research and development, and addresses Lebanese municipalities.
In addition to the special advisor to the Lebanese President on environmental affairs, Claudine Aoun Roukoz, several ministers, the EU representative, ambassadors, international agencies, and more than 160 mayors and representatives of NGOs, civil society and research organizations, as well as the media participated in the event at Phoenicia Hotel in Beirut.
According to Dr. Lamia Mansour, senior policy expert of GFA, "this guide offers an unparalleled compilation of information related to environmental management at the local level. It also covers the main aspects related the critical environmental situations in Lebanon, as well as the environmental impacts of the Syrian conflict".
(Picture: Dr. Lamia Mansour addressing the plenary)
Picture: From right to left: Mr. Bechir Oudeimi, President of Cités Unies Liban/Bureau Technique des Villes Libanaises (Cités Unies Liban-BTVL), Ms. Martine Bteich, President of Lebanon Mountain Trail Association (LMTA), Dr. Lamia Mansour, senior policy expert of GFA and coordinator of the preparation of the guide, Mr. Jose Luis Vininuesa-Santamaria, EU representative), Mr. Mohamad Majzoub, President of the Union of Municipalities of Sahel-Bekaa, Mr. Mohamad Dergham, President of the Union of Municipalities of Southern Suburbs.