Hima for Peace and Climate Change Impacts
Climate change will have far-reaching impacts on the Middle East. Experts anticipate the region’s future to be dramatically affected by changing climate conditions and extreme weather events, the scarcity of natural resources and the continued human pollution of the environment.
Why are we running this project?
Locally-led approaches, and particularly those working on the intersection of conflict, climate change and environmental governance, have great potential to impact communities positively, but can be difficult to implement. We would like to foster exchange and joint learning between organizations working on similar challenges.
Who organizes and supports the project?
The Society for Protecting Nature in Lebanon was established in 1986, to advocate the establishment of protected areas. Since 2005, SPNL works with the Hima approach and developed a total of 25 Himas in Lebanon. SPNL has widely contributed to both raising awareness on environmental issues and concretely protecting natural areas in Lebanon.
The World Conservation Union (IUCN) has a global support program on traditional knowledge and community engagement, which aims to catalyze and support efforts at various levels to protect, promote and use traditional knowledge and community engagement to strengthen conservation and sustainable development.