An SEA has been defined as ‘the formalised, systematic and comprehensive process for evaluating the environmental effects of a public policy, plan or programme and its alternatives, in order to ensure they are fully included and bappropriately addressed at the earliest possible stage of decision making on par with economic and social considerations’.
The Plan associated with this SEA Report is the development of an oil and gas industry in Lebanon.
One of the main drivers for this Plan is the energy crisis that exists in Lebanon which creates impediments to Lebanon’s economic and social development.
This Plan includes seismic survey, establishing License blocks, exploratory and production drilling, hydrocarbon processing and transportation, as well as associated infrastructure development onshore.
Environmental Assessment is a continuing process requiring an integrated and multi-disciplinary approach.