In Lebanon, ongoing collaboration between the EU-funded Clima-Med project and the EU-funded UNDP Country Entrepreneurship for Distributed Renewables Opportunities (CEDRO V) project has rapidly progressed and entered its implementation phase.
Firstly, municipal pilot projects were selected from among those prescribed in the Sustainable Energy Access and Climate Action Plans (SEACAPs), developed through Clima-Med as demonstration actions to replicate. Those comprised projects prepared by the following municipalities: Baakline, Kab Elias, Batloun, Bishmizzine and Union of Dannieh municipalities, with support from Clima-Med.
The projects’ implementation phase progressed in partnership with the selected municipalities for 30 selected sites, showing the lead role of local authorities in terms of using renewable energy in public buildings and providing pilot benchmark technical climate action examples to replicate on more public and private facilities.
The EU-funded project “Clima-Med - Acting for Climate in South Mediterranean” aims at supporting the transition of partner countries towards sustainable, low-carbon and climate-resilient development. The overall objective of the initiative is to enhance energy security and adaptive capacity of partner countries and subsequently contribute to more stable, efficient, competitive and climate-resilient socioeconomic contexts, while increasing energy sovereignty and reducing CO2 emissions.