ESCWA Publication: E/ESCWA/CL1.CCS/2020/TP.1
Publication Type: Reports & studies
Cluster: 2030 Agenda and SDG Coordination
Focus Area: Natural resource sustainability
SDGs: Agenda 2030
Keywords: Agriculture, Arab countries, Baselines, Capacity building, Climate change, Education, Employment, Empowerment, Entrepreneurship, Equality, Gender, Lebanon, Renewable energy sources, Renewable resources, Rural areas, Women, Technical cooperation
Assessment Report of Prevailing Situations in Rural Areas in Lebanon
The baseline study for Lebanon was developed within the REGEND (Regional Initiative for Promoting Small-Scale Renewable Energy Applications in Rural Areas of the Arab Region) framework with an assessment to guide REGEND’s future activities in the country. This covered the country’s socioeconomic and political dynamics and environmental considerations linked to productive activities by sector, the access to energy services requirements, and the availability of supply sources and the associated technologies required to support resilience in rural communities. The study also provided recommendations on the pilot rural community - Akkar El Atika and Chaqdouf, both in the Akkar governorate – where most of REGEND’s field activities will be conducted.