Climate Promise Project

Climate Promise project



The Lebanese government's overarching objective in revising its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) is to lead by example in the global call to enhance ambition to meet the Paris Agreement goal in which Lebanon became an official party in 2020. {Law (115/2019; March 29, 2019), and decree 5599 (2019)}. 

Climate Promise project will support with this objective and will set Lebanon on a path towards sustainable development.


The project’s strategy aims at mainstreaming gender in climate change plans (including in the NDC) and enhancing gender-responsiveness across sectors; developing incentives to improve the implementation of the NDC, both for the private and public sectors; finding the synergies between the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the NDC for an integrated approach of efforts.

Major achievements

  1. Preparation of a baseline assessment to inform on the status of gender integration and gender equality in Lebanon. 
  2. Production of 14 integration documents to recommend the synchronization of NDCs with SDGs.
  3. Establishment of the official NDC committee to follow-up on the implementation of the NDC headed by the Ministry of Environment.
  4. Submission of Lebanon’s 2020 NDC update.
  5. Twinning Lebanese companies with international counterparts to discuss climate action in their respective sectors.  
  6. Climate-proofing of Lebanon's investments (CEDRE CIP, McKinsey Lebanon Economic Vision and Economic Recovery Plan) in order to avoid major emission increase during the economic reform. 
  7. Design of the Lebanon Green Investment Facility (LGIF) with the support of the World Bank and Islamic Development Bank as part of the NDC Partnership Climate Action Enhancement Package.
  8. Mobilization, support and follow-up on activities of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) in Lebanon
  9. Supporting in mobilization of finance for UN-HABITAT from Adaptation Fund for a regional project on “Increasing the resilience of both displaced persons and host communities to climate change-related water challenges in Jordan and Lebanon “ (USD 13.9million).
  10. Assisting the Ministry of Environment in hosting the GIZ-organized 8th Annual Partnership Retreat (APR) of the Partnership on Transparency in the Paris Agreement (PATPA) to discuss the transition between the old transparency system and the new one mandated by the Modalities, Procedures and Guidelines (MPGs) of the Katowice Climate Package agreed at COP 24.  

Project outcome

Outcome 1: Scale and Speed:  Countries have effectively strengthened inclusive and gender-responsive governance and financing mechanisms to enable delivery and tracking of NDC targets across sectors

Outcome 2: Amplifying Ambition: Countries have established long-term net-zero and climate resilient development pathways aligned with the goals of the Paris Agreement

Outcome 3: Lasting Inclusivity: Key actors within society are systematically engaged and empowered to contribute to accelerate NDC implementation and long-term net-zero and climate resilient development pathways

GESI Component: 

The project will address gender integration and SDG synchronization. The NDCSP project has already undergone a thorough baseline assessment of gender integration into climate-relevant policies in the NDC, and has provided recommendations for future integration, including in the NDC update.