This month, LOGI in partnership with Publish What You Pay (PWYP) hosted its 2 day annual forum entitled “Governance of the Oil and Gas Sector in Lebanon: A Multi-stakeholder Approach to Strengthen Civil Society’s Role” under the Norad project.
The panels hosted a plethora of key stakeholders such as members of parliament, international experts, local consultants, regulatory authority, as well non-governmental organizations. The discussions tackled important and timely policy issues that influence the sustainable development of the oil and gas sector in Lebanon:
Unfolding the EITI in Lebanon
The Impact of Maritime Border Disputes in the East Med on the Future of Hydrocarbon Explorations
Beneficial Ownership and the petroleum registry
Lessons learnt from recent dry wells in the East-Med, the cases of Cyprus and Egypt
Mitigating the environmental impact of offshore hydrocarbon exploration.
Key takeaways and commitments from different stakeholders were reached. We will be publishing all of these in a document that will be accessible through our website and all our social media platforms.
Following the event, The United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Jan Kibis tweeted: “An interesting conference on Governance of the Oil and Gas Sector in #Lebanon . Many thanks to @LOGI_Lebanon , @PWYPtweets and NORAD for convening this timely event, supported by Norway” while Publish What You Pay’s Executive Director Elisa Peter said: “Great panel organised by @LOGI_Lebanon and @PWYPtweets on the challenges and opportunities of the nascent oil governance in Lebanon in context of #COVID19 and #energytransition”
If you haven’t attended this insightful event, you can watch it now on the links below:
Moreover, this month, LOGI also hosted an important multistakeholder meeting about the Law 598 which mandates the establishment of a Major Accident Prevention Regulatory Authority. (MAPRA) The session was held in partnership with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung and headed by the environmental expert Mr. Ricardo Khoury. Another session about this crucial topci will be held on the 11th of December. To know more, register now on the link here!