Implementing Sustainable Development in Postwar Lebanon

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dc.contributor.author Kassab, Danielle
dc.date.accessioned 2023-03-10T08:36:46Z
dc.date.available 2023-03-10T08:36:46Z
dc.date.copyright 2022 en_US
dc.date.issued 2022-11-29
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/14539
dc.description.abstract Sustainable development has been a topic of global interest for the past few decades. In 2015, the United Nations launched 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in order to improve the quality of life of this generation and future generations. Particularly, SDG 15 titled “Life on Land” calls on member states to preserve biodiversity and protect the environment. Developed countries are finding it easier to achieve this goal, while developing countries are mostly prioritizing other challenges. Lebanon, a developing country that is politically and religiously divided, has been grappling with many internal and external conflicts resulting from its 15-year civil war that ended back in 1990. To answer the key question of the extent to which Lebanon was able to effectively pursue sustainable development, specifically SDG15, this thesis examines the work of the two entities responsible for the attainment of SDG15 which are the Ministry of Environment and local environmental groups in Lebanon. The Ministry of Environment and environmental groups have been working on protecting biodiversity and providing reforestation techniques to farmers in the country which is in line with sustainable development. However, they have both fallen behind in critical areas such as stopping land excavation (for querying stones) and building dams without due consideration to their effectiveness and environmental consequences. The thesis contends that the close relationship between the political and business elites and insufficient governmental accountability were behind these failures. Despite these structural obstacles, the Ministry of the Environment and environmental groups have been able to make some progress towards meeting SDG 15. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Sustainable development -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Sustainable development -- Political aspects -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Sustainable Development Goals en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title Implementing Sustainable Development in Postwar Lebanon en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle Imagination or Reality? A study on the 15th UN SDG: Life on Land- Lebanon Case en_US
dc.term.submitted Fall en_US
dc.author.degree MA in International Affairs en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201200843 en_US
dc.author.commembers Helou, Joseph
dc.author.commembers Reda, Latife
dc.author.department Social and Education Sciences en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 online resource (xi, 65 leaves) en_US
dc.author.advisor Baroudi, Sami
dc.keywords Environment en_US
dc.keywords Biodiversity en_US
dc.keywords Reforestation en_US
dc.keywords Sustainable Development en_US
dc.keywords United Nations en_US
dc.keywords Post-War Lebanon en_US
dc.description.bibliographiccitations Includes bibliographical references (leaves 58-65) en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2022.510
dc.author.email danielle.kassab@lau.edu en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/thesis.php en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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