The project consists of the following two components:
Component A. Technical assistance component with a total cost of Euro 2.3 million financed by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP): The specific objective of this component is to build the capacity and support the staff of the Ministry of Environment through the establishment of the Project Management Unit (PMU) at the Ministry. The PMU aims at providing efficient and effective administrative management and technical support for the implementation of the project, including the development and operationalization of an effective monitoring & evaluation system.
Component B. Investment component with an initial total cost of US$15 million financed by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD): This component consists of a credit facility supported by BDL to provide sub-loans for industrial establishments to implement pollution control projects and thereby reduce their pollution load. The sub-projects could include pollution prevention, resource recovery, clean technology adoption, fuel substitution, waste minimization, or end-of-pipe environmental control where no other alternatives are available.
Overall coordination of the project is entrusted to a Project Advisory Committee (PAC) chaired by the Ministry of Environment (MoE) and composed of senior officials of the following institutions:
Central Bank of Lebanon (BDL): www.bdl.gov.lb
Ministry of Finance (MoF): www.finance.gov.lb
Ministry of Industry (MoI): www.industry.gov.lb
Council for Development and Reconstruction (CDR): www.cdr.gov.lb
Association of Lebanese Industrialists (ALI): www.ali.org.lb
Association of Banks of Lebanon (ABL): www.abl.org.lb
Federation of Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (FCCIA): www.cci-fed.org.lb
The PAC will provide overall policy guidance and act as an advisory body by resolving any inter-ministerial/entity implementation issues. It will also review the status of sub-project selection and implementation on a semi-annual basis. The PAC has been established by the MOE.