At a Glance
Lebanon is a highly urbanized, middle-income country whose temperate climate and collection of world heritage sites drive its thriving tourism industry. Climate change, manifested through rising sea levels and increasing temperatures, is expected to impact the densely populated coastal urban areas that host infrastructure and industry critical to the economy. With an underdeveloped agriculture sector, Lebanon imports most of its food, and rising world food prices, compounded by the effects of global climate change on agricultural yields, will increase the cost of guaranteeing food security. The economic and social impacts of the Syrian crisis compound Lebanon’s challenges, as the influx of refugees has strained Lebanon’s public finances, service delivery, and environment. Majority of Lebanon's emissions come from the energy sector, followed by the waste, agriculture, and bunker fuels sectors.
Climate Projections and Impacts
Refer to the Climate Risk Profile (2016) for more information.
Key Climate Impact Areas
Funding and Key Indicators
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