Between January and November 2015, the process for the development of the SCP-NAP was based on the ‘Planning for Change’ methodology of UNEP and the 3 key phases:
The industrial sector in Lebanon was considered as a real booster for the financial system and for sustainable employment. It was Lebanon’s shock absorber for the economy that can took in the highest level of turbulence and strife, although the share of the industrial sector in the national economy was small, with less than 10% of Lebanon’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), over the past 10 years. For this reason the development of its first SCP Action Plan for the Industrial Sector was of high importance and included these objectives: (i) leapfrogging to socially inclusive Sustainable Consumption and Production practices preserving the environment; (ii) integrating the natural capital and the environment in the core business of Mediterranean companies and (iii) creating a critical mass of citizens for SCP;
The action plan was prepared based on a wide multi-stakeholder consultation process and a scoping review report on national SCP policies and actions and was endorsed by the National Council for the Environment in November 2015. It is hence considered as a nationally validated framework which can be used by the different stakeholders for the implementation of specific activities or sets of activities identified under the three operational objectives.
1. Adopt Best Available Techniques to promote SCP in the industrial sector:
2. Introduce SCP approaches related to the industrial sector in the policy and institutional frameworks:
3. Educate and raise awareness of consumers on SCP in the industrial sector: