In the year of 2013, Lebanon emitted 26,285 Gg of CO2eq with the most substantial GHG emitted being carbon dioxide. The primary manner through which carbon dioxide was generated was through the burning of fossil fuels. The main contributor to green house gas emission is the electricity sector followed by the transport sector which contributed 56% and 23% respectively thus accounting for almost 80% of all GHG emitted. Other sectors with a sizeable contribution to the greenhouse effect were industrial processes, waste management, and agricultural processes. GHG Emissions in Lebanon increased 255% between 1990 and 2013 (from 7.39 MtCO2e in 1990, to 26.29 MtCO2e in 2012). Throughout the years, energy has remained the largest contributor to GHG emissions, contributing to 75% of total emissions in 1990 and 89% of total emissions in 2013. Lebanon’s GDP increased at a slightly greater rate than total GHG emissions from 1990 ($9,106 million) to 2012 ($32,058 million), signaling that carbon intensity has decreased relative to 1990.


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