UN: Environment must be considered in Lebanon

January 23, 2007 18:45


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

The head of the UN environmental agency on Tuesday urged those assisting in Lebanon's postwar reconstruction to make cleanup of toxic and other waste a key part of the overall rebuilding effort. Achim Steiner, UN undersecretary-general and executive director of the UN Environment Program, called on international agencies and other donors to keep environmental issues in mind when drawing up plans to rebuild Lebanon's infrastructure after this summer's Israel-Hizbullah war. "There is a whole list of measures that can - and must - be taken," Steiner told reporters at the release of a report on the environmental damage to Lebanon during the war. Two of the most pressing tasks are restoration of water in the heavily hit south of the nation and disposing of toxic waste from factories and industrial complexes, as well as hospitals. An oil spill that has settled on the seabed off the coast of Lebanon also needs to be cleaned up, he said, noting the issues of toxic clean up are more pressing.

Related Content

July 23, 2018
Damascus condemns White Helmet evacuation as 'criminal operation'