Najib Mikati, the Prime Minister, chaired a meeting on Tuesday with Abdullah Bou Habib, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants, and Nasser Yassin, the Minister of Environment, in preparation for Lebanon’s participation in the “Presidents’ Summit” as part of the “United Nations Climate Change Conference COP26” on November 1 and 2 in Glasgow, Scotland, in the UK. PM Mikati will head Lebanon’s team, which will also include the Foreign and Environment Ministers.
A statement issued in the wake of the meeting clarified that Lebanon will actively participate in this global forum, despite its dire circumstances, as a contribution to advancing the important path of fighting climate change forward, especially since Lebanon’s circumstances did not prevent it from meeting the global call to increase efforts in the context of climate action, as it recently presented an ambitious update for its nationally determined contributions NDC.
“This confirms Lebanon’s determination to keep pace with this global path, and its belief in combating the climate crisis by adopting the path leading to achieving sustainable development, especially within the framework of the financial and economic advancement plan,” the statement added.
“The summit will also be an occasion to hold side meetings with senior international officials to mobilize support for the path of recovery and sustainable recovery that the Lebanese government is working on,” the statement concluded.