This article by Mona Sukkarieh was originally published on the "Executive Magazine" website.
"As Lebanon gears up to explore for offshore oil and gas resources, it is critical that environmental protection is a front and center priority. Oil and gas development activities have high environmental risks that could impact Lebanese communities living along the coast, as well as businesses working in the fishery, tourism, and shipping sectors.
To adequately protect Lebanon’s environment throughout the exploration and extraction phases, it will be necessary to revise Lebanon’s strategic environmental assessment (SEA).
An SEA is a report filed according to international standards and best practices, which offers governments..." Continue reading.