Case Study

Collaboration to prioritise and select mitigation actions

12am, October 03rd, 2018
Lebanon, Middle East and North Africa

To identify and prioritize promising concepts for developing into NAMA proposals, the Lebanese Ministry of Environment in cooperation with the UNDP Low Emission Capacity Building (LECB) Programme engaged a range of national stakeholders and international experts to discuss and prioritize NAMA concepts based on a collaboratively designed selection process.

The approach, which included a series of workshops on NAMA design and preparation, resulted in a prioritised shortlist of concepts to be developed into NAMA proposals in Lebanon. The process increased awareness across national government actors and other stakeholders around the concept of NAMAs, their origin, development and approaches to financing. It also developed an effective collaborative approach for prioritising NAMAs through discussion of selection criteria and relative weights of criteria and led to a strengthened stakeholder forum for future collaboration.

Key Impact

  • Raised awareness and developed understanding of NAMAs: Developed understanding around climate finance more generally across key Ministries and stakeholders.
  • Stakeholders engaged: Discussion and building consensus around NAMA priorities (see: institutions involved for list).
  • Forum/platform for on-going dialogue: Establishing where key Ministries and stakeholders come together to discuss and share information relevant to NAMAs and mitigation more broadly.
  • Transparent approach developed: In particular for sharing information, agree criteria and then prioritise NAMA for support.
  • NAMAs prioritised: From initial long-list of 13, six were shortlisted. The LECB project will develop 2 out of the 6 identified NAMAs.

Institutions Involved

  • Ministry of Environment
  • Ministry of Finance
  • Ministry of Energy and Water
  • Ministry of Industry
  • Ministry of Public Works and Transport
  • Ministry of Agriculture
  • Council for Development and Reconstruction
  • Lebanese American University
  • University of Balamand
  • Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation
  • UNDP-CEDRO project
  • KPMG
  • KC Engineering and Industry
  • Sustainable Environmental Solutions
  • V4Advisors; Green Arms
  • SES
  • GIZ
  • International Partnership on Mitigation and MRV
  • Electricité du Liban

Source Details

Global Good Practice Analysis (GIZ UNDP)