Case study on policy regulatory reforms and financial and legal frameworks to promote small-scale renewable energy technologies and applications in rural areas in Lebanon - ESCWA

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Case study on policy regulatory reforms and financial and legal frameworks to promote small-scale renewable energy technologies and applications in rural areas in Lebanon

ESCWA Publication: E/ESCWA/CL1.CCS/2021/TP.5


Country: Lebanese Republic

Publication Type: Information material

Cluster: Climate Change and Natural Resource Sustainability

Focus Area: Climate change, Natural resource sustainability, Gender equality, 2030 Agenda

Initiatives: REGEND

SDGs: Agenda 2030

Keywords: Renewable resources, Gender and renewable energy, Gender equality, Rural development, Gender, Lebanon, Lebanon situation, Entrepreneurship, Climate change, Energy policy, Technical cooperation

Case study on policy regulatory reforms and financial and legal frameworks to promote small-scale renewable energy technologies and applications in rural areas in Lebanon

May 2022

The present case study was prepared within the framework of the Regional Initiative for Promoting Small-Scale Renewable Energy Applications in Rural Areas of the Arab Region (REGEND). It builds on the REGEND baseline study entitled “Assessment report of prevailing situations in rural areas of Lebanon” and the “Study on gender mainstreaming, social inclusion and human rights processes and outcomes of access to energy in targeted local communities in Lebanon”.

The present case study tackles the policy and regulatory reforms and the financial and legal frameworks needed in Lebanon to promote small-scale renewable energy technologies and applications in rural areas through an integrated approach. The study analyses national strategies and policies for rural development and assesses ground-level regulations for rural productive activities, which could promote small-scale renewable energy technologies and entrepreneurial development and attract private investments. It also assesses a gender-specific approach that promotes women’s economic empowerment to access the market, and provides guidelines for the design and implementation of policies and regulatory, financial and legal frameworks to support rural development programmes that are economically, environmentally, socially and institutionally sustainable.

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