Environmental Governance Ought to be Strengthened to Mitigate Risks

The participants of the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies (LCPS), the Lebanese Petroleum Administration (LPA) and the Ministry of Environment (MoE) discussion group recommend ten actions to develop the Oil and Gas (O&G) sector from an environmental perspective: 

  1. The government must develop new and update existing environmental legislations pertaining to oil and gas activities as well as develop a monitoring and enforcement mechanism.
  2. There is a crucial need to prepare all concerned authorities for potential future environmental accidents or emergencies and to promote transboundary cooperation mechanisms in the East Mediterranean.
  3. The capacity of the MoE must be enhanced to manage the environmental risks related to the development of the O&G sector.

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