The World Bank announced on Tuesday that they will allocate $8.86 million to Lebanon to reduce harmful emissions, and improve waste management.
Lebanon’s Minister of Environment Nasser Yassine and Middle East Department country director Jean-Christophe Carret signed the agreement.
The project will be funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), which is the largest donor in the world for projects addressing climate change, pollution reduction, and biodiversity protection in developing nations.
According to Minister Yassine, “The project will prevent open dumping of solid waste in the selected areas in the North and South of the country through the development of an integrated solid waste management system in these waste service zones.”
He further explained that the project “will also conduct in-depth assessments of these areas and of the disposal sites to confirm the technical, financial, and institutional feasibility of interventions, based on the Ministry of Environment’s strategy for an integrated management of the sector.”