SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 27 May 2024, Monday |

Mikati from Glasgow: Negative climatic consequences increase Lebanon’s challenges

Prime Minister Najib Mikati delivered this afternoon, Lebanon’s speech, at the “26th United Nations Conference of Parties to the Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland.
“Lebanon is facing many challenges, including economic, banking and financial crisis, not to mention what resulted from the Corona epidemic, Beirut port explosion, and the consequences of the chronic Syrian crisis.” The Prime Minister confirmed.
Mikati stressed that “the negative climatic consequences will exacerbate and multiply these challenges on Lebanon, and will impede any improvement in its social and economic situation.”
He pointed out that “the UNDP report estimates the total cost of climate change on the Lebanese economy, at about $16 billion by the year 2040.”
Stressing that “Lebanon is at the forefront of countries seeking to achieve human and environmental sustainability, and a supportive partner for the efforts exerted at the regional and international levels, to address climate change.”