Land Degradation Neutrality Project

Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) is a 5-year project which is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with the Lebanese Ministry of Environment.

The project’s mission is to work with rural communities, the private sector, civil society and local authorities with the goal of reviving and rehabilitating mountain landscapes and lands, limiting pressures on the environment and improving economic opportunities for rural communities. The project will achieve this through actions focused on avoiding, reducing and reversing land degradation.

LDN will work towards:

• Restoring and rehabilitating the environment impacted by degraded lands

• Engaging in reforestation initiatives and enhanced forest management practices to support and preserve species

• Restoring grasslands rangelands and pastures to provide better opportunities for farmers and herders

• Reducing the impact of quarries on rural communities and the environment

• Boosting the ecotourism and outdoor recreation sectors

Starting November 2021, MIRROS is implementing over 2 years the communication strategy by developing tools such as videos, brochures, stories, social media posts, and organizing events within the project to launch strategies and plans such as the Sustainable Mountain Tourism Strategy.