National targets

Title Rationale Aichi targets
TARGET 1: By 2030, the status of 75% of known flora and fauna species is identified and conservation actions are implemented on 50% of threatened species

Threatened species is seen as priority area for Lebanon and is intended to encompass all the IUCN Red List classifications: Near Threatened, Vulnerable, Endangered, and Critically Endangered. As per...

TARGET 2: By 2030, the genetic diversity of 50% of important native fauna and flora is conserved in-situ and ex-situ

In the absence of knowledge about genetic diversity, it can neither be protected nor sustainably used, which can lead to depletion and undetected losses. By conserving native species and their natural...

TARGET 3:By 2030, the implementation mechanism of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety is operational

In the absence of knowledge about genetic diversity, it can neither be protected nor sustainably used, which can lead to depletion and undetected losses. By conserving native species and their natural...

TARGET 4: By 2030, at least 20% of natural terrestrial and marine ecosystems are protected and all types of ecosystems are represented in the PA network

Efforts to maintain and sustain existing protected areas must continue, while new protected areas shall be created and connected. Lebanon currently has over 40 protected sites between nature reserves...

TARGET 5: By 2030, the total percent coverage of nature reserves is increased to reach at least 5% of Lebanon’s area

Efforts to maintain and sustain existing protected areas must continue, while new protected areas shall be created and connected. Lebanon currently has over 40 protected sites between nature reserves...

TARGET 6: By 2030, 50% of all natural ecosystems are sustainably managed and properly considered in spatial planning implementation

This priority area requires immediate and major attention given that resources are limited and are still uncontrollably and illegally exploited especially in the poor areas of the country...

TARGET 7:By 2030, the gap between Lebanon's ecological footprint and biocapacity is alleviated to reach an equal state

This priority area requires immediate and major attention given that resources are limited and are still uncontrollably and illegally exploited especially in the poor areas of the country...

TARGET 8: By 2030, the private sector has taken steps to implement plans for sustainable production and consumption to mitigate or prevent negative impacts on ecosystem from the use of natural resources

This priority area requires immediate and major attention given that resources are limited and are still uncontrollably and illegally exploited especially in the poor areas of the country...

TARGET 9: By 2030, rehabilitation plans are implemented in at least 20% of degraded sites so that they can safeguard the sustained delivery of ecosystem services

In order to improve biodiversity conservation and human livelihoods, empower local people and enhance ecosystem productivity, ecosystem restoration must be carried out. Ecosystem restoration consists...

TARGET 10:By 2030, the national law on access and benefit sharing is endorsed, operational, and enforced

Lebanon signed the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) in 2012; later on the CoM submitted (through the Decree No. 206 on 10/07/2014) a draft law to the Parliament for the accession by...