2017

11/3/2017
IPTEC-Fabriano Drawing Exhibition 2017: "Walk & Bike More To Improve Your Health and the Environment"
 
Following the success of "Be The Eco-Drivers of Tomorrow" drawing exhibition at the UNESCO in 2016, IPT Energy Center (IPTEC) and Fabriano Art Centers organized on 3 November 2017 the 2nd Drawing Exhibition under the patronage of HE the Minister of Culture Dr. Ghattas Khoury at USJ-Beirut, in the presence of HE Minister Khoury, Fabriano Director in Lebanon Mr. Jean-Claude Nahas, and IPTEC President Dr. Toni Issa, in addition to the winners and their families. Read more
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10/18/2017
House Of the Lawyer in Beirut: Green & Sustainable

On Wednesday 18 October 2017, the President of Beirut Bar Association (BBA) Mr. Antonio Hachem, the President and CEO of Indevco Group Mr. Neemat Frem, and the President of the Committee of Energy and Water at the BBA (also President of IPT Energy Center (IPTEC)) Dr. Toni Issa, announced the completion of the first phase of the Solar Energy Project at the House of the Lawyer in Beirut, in the presence of the General Manager of Phoenix Energy Mr. Rabih Osta, the board members of the Committee of Energy and Water, and specialists in the field. Read more
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9/20/2017
IPTEC At IBEF 2017, Session about "Natural Gas as a Clean Alternative Fuel in the Transportation Sector in Lebanon"

Under the patronage of His Excellency the Minister of Energy & Water Mr. Cesar Abi Khalil, ESCWA, MoEW, and IPT Energy center (IPTEC) organized a session on "Natural Gas as a Clean Alternative Fuel in the Transportation Sector in Lebanon" as part of IBEF 2017. The event took place on Wednesday, 20 September 2017 at Le Royal Hotel- Dbayeh. Read more
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9/18/2017
IPTEC at IBEF 2017, Launching "Quantum", The Advanced Fuel from IPT

Under the patronage of His Excellency the Minister of Information Mr. Melhem Riachy, IPT Energy Center (IPTEC) organized a press conference to launch "Quantum" the Advanced Fuel from IPT, as part of IBEF 2017. The conference took place on Monday, 18 September 2017 at Le Royal Hotel- Dbayeh, and it was convened in the presence of Lawyer Emile Geagea representing Minister Riachi, the Director General of Oil Mrs. Aurore Fegahli, LCEC General Director Eng. Pierre Khoury, and President of IPTEC Dr. Toni Issa. Read more
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9/18/2017
IPTEC At IBEF 2017, Session about "Road Transport Sector and Air Pollution in Lebanon- Results of the Study Published in 2016"

Under the patronage of His Excellency the Minister of Environment Mr. Tarek El Khatib, and with the support of the Ministry of Environment (MoE) and UNDP, IPT Energy Center (IPTEC) organized a session on “Road Transport Sector and Air Pollution in Lebanon” on Monday, September 18th 2017 at Le Royal Hotel, Dbayeh, as part of IBEF 2017. The session featured the results of the study undertaken by the UNDP climate change office at the Ministry of Environment for IPTEC in 2016 on the contribution of road transportation to air pollution in Lebanon, and its impact on our health. Read more
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7/25/2017
Dr. Toni Issa Sharing His Insights on “Black Gold” Wealth in Lebanon

Where does Lebanon stand in the regional oil market? Why the “Black Gold” has not been revealed yet? These questions were answered and analyzed by Dr. Toni Issa , the President of IPT Energy Center (IPTEC) and the President of the Committee of Energy and Water at the Beirut Bar Association, on Tuesday 25th of July during the TV show “بين الأمس و اليوم” on Télé-Lumière and Noursat Tv. Read more
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6/29/2017
IPTEC-Fabriano 2016 Drawing Contest "Walk & Bike More": Last Prize Remittance Ceremony

Following the Fabriano drawing contest prizes' series; the 15 years old Bachar Slim  who took part in the "IPTEC-Fabriano Drawing Competition 2016" won a scholarship from IPTEC as an appreciation of his marvelous creative drawing themed "Walk & Bike More". Read more
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5/22/2017
IPTEC-Fabriano 2016 Drawing Contest "Walk & Bike More": 3rd Prize Remittance Ceremony

Congratulations to the 14 years old Lara Kik who took part in IPTEC-Fabriano Drawing Contest 2016 and won the 1st prize (in category 4) thanks to her meaningful drawing around the theme "Walk & Bike More". Read more
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5/15/2017

IPTEC-Fabriano 2016 DrawingContest "Walk & Bike More": 2nd Prize Remittance Ceremony

Monday May 15 marked the 2nd prize remittance ceremony for the winners of IPTEC-Fabriano drawing contest 2016. The ceremony featured the distribution of certificate and scholarship to the 14-year-old student Sirine Ibrahim for her marvelous drawing around IPTEC's theme "Walk & Bike More". Read more

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4/7/2017
IPTEC Leading an Eco-Driving Awareness Session at AIS- Ajaltoun

Invited by "Le Club D'environnement" of AIS, IPTEC team visited the Antonine International School (AIS)- Ajaltoun on the 7th of April 2017 to introduce the eco-driving concept, its benefits and easy practices to more than 200 students. Read more
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1/23/2017

IPTEC Distributes this Year's Fabriano Drawing Contest Prizes

On Monday January 23, IPTEC and Fabriano-Liban distributed certificates and prizes to the winners in IPTEC theme "Walk & Bike More" as part of Fabriano drawing contest 2015-2016. IPTEC was proud to meet 10-year-old Serge Gerges who won the 1st prize. Read more
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1/21/2017

Launching the Environmental Play "Les Aventures de Pingoo"

Under the patronage of H.E. the Minister of Energy & Water Mr. César Abi Khalil, IPT Energy Center (IPTEC) in collaboration with Showbox Productions and the Lebanese Center of Energy Conservation (LCEC) organized a press conference to launch the environmental play "Les Aventures de Pingoo" on January 21st at the Ministry of Energy & Water, Beirut. "Les Aventures De Pingoo" will be presented in several Lebanese schools during March 2017. Read more

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2016

11/2/2016
IPTEC's President Chairs a Sustainable Development Session at the ESCWA
IPTEC's President Dr. Toni Issa chaired the session on "The Role of the Private Sector in Driving Innovation in Arab Countries", held on 2 November 2016 at the UN House in Beirut as part of the ESCWA Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on "Mechanisms to Advance Innovation in the Arab Region". Read more
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9/23/2016
Distribution Ceremony of the Energy Awareness Awards (EAA)

Under the patronage of His Excellency the Minister of Energy & Water Mr. Arthur Nazarian, UNDP and IPT Energy Center (IPTEC) organized the Energy Awareness Awards (EAA) Distribution Ceremony on September 23, 2016 at Le Royal Hotel-Dbayeh as part of IBEF 2016. The event featured reports about the winning projects and distribution of the awards, in the presence of the Minister of Energy & Water Mr. Arthur Nazarian, the UNDP Country Director Mr. Luca Renda,  and the President of IPTEC Dr. Toni Issa. Read more
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9/23/2016

Closing Session: IPTEC's "National Campaign for Air Pollution Reduction in Lebanon"

Under the patronage of His Excellency the Minister of Environment Mr. Mohamad Al Mashnouk, and with the support of the MoE, ESCWA, and UNDP, IPT Energy Center (IPTEC) organized the Closing Session of the "NationalCampaign for Air Pollution Reduction in Lebanon Through Efficient Energy Use in Land Transportation" on September 23, 2016 at Le Royal Hotel-Dbayeh as part of IBEF 2016. Read more

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8/18/2016
Winners of the "Energy Awareness Awards" to be Announced Soon
IPTEC and the UNDP are proud to inform you that the experts concerned with reviewing the "Energy Awareness Awards" applications met on August 18, 2016 to assess the shortlisted candidates and choose the winners. The results will be announced on September 23, 2016. Read more
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7/4/2016

IPTEC and Fabriano Visit to the Minister of Culture
Following the success of "Be The Eco-Drivers of Tomorrow" drawing exhibition organized by IPTEC and Fabriano at the UNESCO in May 2016, a visit to H.E. the Minister of Culture Mr. Raymond Araiji was held on 4 July 2016, as a recognition of his support to this event. Read more

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6/18/2016
IPTEC Supports the Lebanon Climate Act
IPT joined the Lebanon Climate Act on June 18, 2016 in the launch event held at USJ in Beirut, organized by Green Mind, in collaboration with Banque Du Liban and the UNDP, and supported by several sponsors including IPTEC. This initiative aims at creating economic growth through adding value to the society by addressing challenges to Climate Change. It also helps catalyzing the involvement of the private sector in the wider climate change community and encouraging them to contribute in a profitable manner to combat climate change. Read more
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5/5/2016
“Be the Eco-Drivers of Tomorrow” Drawing Exhibition at UNESCO

Under the patronage of H.E. Minister of Culture Mr. Roni Araiji, IPT Energy Center (IPTEC) and Fabriano-Lebanon launched on May 5th the “Be the Eco-Drivers of Tomorrow” drawing exhibition at the UNESCO Palace in Beirut. The opening ceremony occurred in the presence of Dr. Walid Musallem (President of the Lebanese National Higher Conservatory of Music), Mr. Jean-Claude Nahas (Fabriano Director), & Dr. Toni Issa (President of IPTEC). Read more
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3/16/2016

IPTEC Offers Scholarships & Prizes to the Winners of the Fabriano Drawing Contest- 2nd ceremony

For the second time this year, IPTEC team and Fabriano collaborated together to distribute certificates and prizes to the students who won in Fabriano 2014-2015 drawing contest.This time, the ceremony took place at Saint-Antonine school in Zgharta, in the presence of the school’s director Sister Julia Khoury. IPTEC and Fabriano congratulated the 1st prize winner student Charbel Baysari and offered him a valuable scholarship. Drawing kits were as well distributed to all winners. Read more

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2/29/2016
IPTEC Offers Scholarships & Prizes to the Winners of the Fabriano Drawing Contest- 1st ceremony

On Monday February 29, IPTEC team collaborated with Fabriano-Liban to distribute certificates and prizes to 40 winners in the Fabriano 2014-2015 drawing contest. This ceremony took place at College Notre Dame, Sahel Alma, in the presence of IPTEC team and Mr. Jean-Claude Nahhas, manager of Fabriano in Lebanon, and Notre Dame School’s director Soeur Dalida Al Howayek. In addition to the valuable drawing kits distributed to every winner, IPTEC presented Antonio Geara, the 1st prize winner, with a scholarship as a reward for his exquisite drawing on Eco-driving. Read more
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2015

11/25/2015
IPTEC’s President in the USJ Alumni Conference: Lebanon's Oil and Gas Reserves are an Opportunity for the Country's Energy Sustainability

IPTEC President, Dr. Toni Issa, also President of the Energy and Water Committee at the Beirut Bar Association, participated in a conference on the offshore oil and gas reserves in Lebanon and the role of the LPA in the exploration and production, which was held at Saint Joseph University, Social Sciences Campus, Huvelin. In his intervention, Dr. Issa highlighted some of the facts about the Lebanese Offshore fields which show reserves of 80 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. He mentioned that this natural resource wealth can be a great opportunity for the country on the economic and financial level. Read more
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11/22/2015
IPTEC Receives a Trophy for Supporting "Leouna Al Seha"

In the occasion of Independence Day, IPTEC President  Dr. Toni Issa was invited to attend the shooting of "Leouna Al Seha" TV Show on Sunday November 22, 2015. Dr. Issa met the show’s director Mr. Gino Aoun and presenters Mr. Youssef Haddad and Mrs. Karen Derkarlostian, and received a trophy on behalf of IPT Energy Center (IPTEC) for supporting the show’s 5th season broadcasted on OTV. Read more
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10/31/2015
IPTEC in Fabriano Drawing Contest 2015-2016: Walk and Bike More

For the second year, IPTEC supports Fabriano drawing contest as part of its awareness campaign on promoting Eco-Driving practices. This year, IPTEC invites students from all over Lebanon to express in their drawings the benefits of walking and biking on the environment and our health, to avoid using cars especially in crowded places. Read more
 
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10/22/2015

IPTEC Participates in the “UN at 70” Roundtable Discussion

In celebration of its 70th anniversary, the United Nations in Lebanon held an open discussion on Peace and Security, Social Justice, Youth, Human Rights and Rule of Law, Environment and Climate Change, and Lebanon 2030 on Wednesday October 21st at Biel. Dr. Toni Issa, President and Founder of IPTEC, was pleased to be part of the panel session on Environment and Climate Change. Read more

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10/16/2015

Eco-driving Awareness during NDU’s “Beware of Limits 2015”

For the second year, IPT Energy Center (IPTEC) supported “Beware of Limits” organized by NDU’s hospitality students on the 16th of October. “Beware of Limits” is organized on a yearly basis to raise awareness on different issues that concern the Lebanese youth. Read more

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9/11/2015

IPTEC and UNDP Launching the Energy Awareness Awards EAA

Under the patronage of H.E. the Minister of Information Mr. Ramzi Jreij, IPT Energy Center (IPTEC) and UNDP launched for the first time in Lebanon the Energy Awareness Awards (EAA) in a press conference on September 11, 2015 as part of the 2015 Beirut Energy Forum at Le Royal Hotel, Dbayeh. Read more

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8/3/2015

IPTEC in Process of Implementing the Last Workshop’s Set of Recommendations

Following the workshop on "Safety and Environmental Challenges in the Distribution of Petroleum Products in Lebanon" held on June 15, 2015 at the ESCWA, IPTEC is now discussing a framework with the General Directorate of Oil at the Ministry of Energy, the UNDP and the ESCWA to implement the proposed set of recommendations which include among others: supporting the efforts of the Directorate General of Oil in implementing environmental safety measures in the storage, transportation & distribution of petroleum products and gas bottles... Read More

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6/5/2015

IPTEC Expands the Reach of its Eco-driving Awareness to Fatri

IPTEC team held a conference in Fatri to raise awareness about Eco-driving practices and benefits. People of all ages attended including parents and children, in addition to the region’s officials. At the end, everyone received the eco-driving kit. It is worth mentioning that June 5 is the World Environment Day through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness on environmental issues. Read More

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8/2/2015

In Support of IPTEC’s Eco-Driving Initiative, IPT Sponsors "Border to Border" Bike Ride 2015

On the occasion of Army day, the Lebanese Cycling Federation has organized a “Border to Border” bike ride from Aarida in the North to Nakoura in the South on August 1 & 2 with the support of the Lebanese Armed Forces Commander, General Jean Kahwaji, and the Lebanese Olympic Committee. As part of its corporate social responsibility, IPT sponsored this event to promote biking as a sport and an eco-friendly way  to move around in Lebanon. Read More

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6/15/2015

IPTEC Workshop at the ESCWA 

Under the patronage of his Excellency the Minister of Energy and Water Mr. Arthur Nazarian, the Directorate General of Oil at the Ministry of Energy and Water in collaboration with the ESCWA and IPT Energy Center (IPTEC) organized a workshop on "Safety and Environmental Challenges in the Distribution of Petroleum Products in Lebanon" on Monday, June 15, 2015 at the UN House ESCWA Building in Beirut. The workshop discussed the regulations and procedures pertaining to the work of petroleum companies in the field of hydrocarbons’ distribution and sales, in addition to the related specifications for cleaner fuel, and prevention procedures and risk management in order to ensure public safety and preserve the environment. Read More

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5/25/2015

IPTEC Promotes the New Driving Law

As part of its eco-driving awareness campaign, IPTEC is promoting the new driving law through supporting "بتفرق ع دقيقة" program on LBCI. The program is broadcasted daily before the news for the period of 3 months . It offers tips about the new driving law in an easy and simple animation. Respecting the new driving law does not only save lives but also the environment because it helps apply simple eco-driving practices that reduce air pollution and fuel consumption. Read More

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5/15/2015

IPTEC Eco-driving Awareness at Soeurs du Besancon Hazmieh 

At Soeurs du Besançon, Hazmieh/Baabda, IPTEC team explained to more than 70 students the importance of eco-driving in helping saving our country from the increasing problem of air pollution from land transportation in Lebanon. They all left with an eco-driving kit. Read More

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4/17/2015

IPTEC Eco-driving Awareness at Institut Monseigneur Cortbawi Adma 

IPTEC team visited Institut Monseigneur Cortbawi, Adma where around 70 students got introduced to the eco-driving concept and practices and received the eco-driving kit. Read More

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3/30/2015

IPTEC Eco-driving Awareness at Champville Awkar 

At Champville Awkar, IPTEC team addressed the conference to more than 350 students. They all showed their interest in the topic and left with the eco-driving kit. Read More

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3/26/2015

IPTEC Eco-driving Awareness at College de La Providence Dora 

IPTEC team visited Collège de la Providence, Dora, and got to interact with more than 150 students as part of IPTEC's collaboration with Fabriano and the eco-driving awareness campaign. Everyone received the eco-driving kit. Read More

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3/24/2015

IPTEC Eco-driving Awareness at Soeurs du Besancon Bab Idriss  

IPTEC team visited Soeurs du Besançon, Bab Idriss to increase awareness on the importance of adopting eco-friendly behaviors while driving, with more than 100 students attending. Eco-driving kits were distributed to all. Read More

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3/24/2015

IPTEC Seminar at AUB 

The AUB Student Representative Council organized a seminar on "Air pollution in Lebanon: Status and Proposed Solutions" with the participation of the Ministry of environment (MOE), IPTEC and UNDP. A first presentation tackled the air quality management at the MOE and the contribution of the transportation sector to air pollution and climate change at the national level. A second presentation followed on the proposed technologies to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector. Read More

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3/23/2015

IPTEC Eco-driving Awareness at Dar En Nour Charite Koura 

IPTEC team continued its school visits at Dar En Nour – Charité in Koura. More than 90 students benefitted from the conference, and took a closer look at eco-driving as one solution that helps reduce the harmful emissions into the air while reducing fuel consumption. Read More

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3/18/2015

IPTEC Eco-driving Awareness at Ecole de la Charite Mreijeh 

To ensure that the eco-driving message reaches as many students as possible, IPTEC team visited Ecole de la Charité in Mreijeh addressing the conference to more than 110 students. They all received the eco-driving kit. Read More

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3/16/2015

IPTEC Eco-driving Awareness at College Notre Dame Sahel Alma

IPTEC team visited College Notre Dame, Sahel Alma to reach out to more than 180 students who got introduced to easy-to-implement eco-driving tips and received the eco-driving kit. Read More

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3/16/2015

IPTEC Eco-driving Awareness at College Sainte Famille Francaise Jounieh 

At Collège Sainte Famille Française, Jounieh, IPTEC team interacted with more than 200 students. The team highlighted during the conference the increasing air pollution problem from the land transportation sector in Lebanon and provided easy-to-implement eco-driving tips to reduce air pollution and use fuel efficiently. Everyone received the eco-driving kit at the end of the conference. Read More

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3/13/2015

IPTEC Eco-driving Awareness at Sainte Famille Maronite- Saint Joseph Jbeil 

IPTEC team visited Collège Sainte Famille Maronite - Saint Joseph in Jbeil. Around 35 students attended the conference which highlighted the increasing problem of air pollution from land transportation and emphasized eco-driving as one solution to reduce air pollution and use fuel efficiently. Eco-driving kits were distributed to all students. Read More

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3/11/2015

IPTEC Eco-driving Awareness at Ecole Sainte Therese-Amioun 

As part of IPTEC's collaboration with Fabriano, IPTEC visited Ecole Sainte Thérèse-Amioun where the team introduced the students to simple eco-driving practices to promote responsible driving that helps save energy and reduce air pollution from land transportation in Lebanon. Eco-driving kits were distributed as part of the activity, including eco-driving licenses that summarize the eco-driving benefits and tips. Read More

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1/15/2015

IPTEC-UNDP MoU on Sustainable and Renewable Energy 

IPTEC signed a 3-year MoU with the UNDP on sustainable and renewable energy and eco-driving at the UNDP office in Beirut on Thursday 15th of January 2015.

The purpose of the agreement is to collaborate between both parties in several areas of common interests including a joint lobbying and support for activities related to sustainable and renewable energy, transportation sector and the oil and gas sector in Lebanon.

Out of the main topics agreed upon are to raise awareness on environmental hazards related to the oil and gas sector, tackle environmental and health and safety measures for petrol stations and natural gas prospective stations, update the standards of fuel in Lebanon, develop and disseminate the concept of eco-driving, and promote public transportation in Lebanon. The MoU warrants the achievement of IPTEC objectives through supporting essential topics to the Center’s activities.

UNDP and IPTEC agreed to work together among other areas to:

  • Promote and develop projects and activities related to sustainable energy, fuel efficiency, and air pollution reduction;
  • Raise awareness on environmental hazards related to the oil and gas sector;
  • Tackle environmental and health and safety (HSE) measures for petrol stations and Natural Gas prospective stations;
  • Update the standards of fuel in Lebanon;
  • Develop and disseminate the concept of eco-driving;
  • Promote public transportation in Lebanon;
  • Promote pedestrian safety;
  • Provide mutual technical assistance needed to implement concrete jointly developed activities related to the areas agreed upon;
  • Consolidate and strengthen relations, dialogue, and cooperation, with all stakeholders, including governmental, non-governmental, and international actors; and
  • Develop annual work plans and action plans for the duration of the partnership reflecting on jointly selected projects and priorities.

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2014

12/1/2014
IPTEC Assisting Eco-Friendly School Projects

As part of its awareness activities, IPT Energy Center (IPTEC) assisted high school students with their project on hydrogen cars including functioning, environmental impact, cost, infrastructure, and the possibility to have such cars in Lebanon. Read More
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11/24/2014

IPTEC Sponsors "Beware of Limits" event at NDU  

IPTEC sponsored and supported the "Beware of Limits" event organized by the NDU hospitality students, as part of IPTEC awareness activities on Eco-driving. This event aims to spread awareness on main social issues such as alcohol consumption, safe driving, eco-friendly environment, sustainability, and drug consumption… Read More

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11/13/2014

IPTEC Workshop at the ESCWA

Background
The workshop was held in conjunction with IPTEC’s National Campaign for Air Pollution Reduction in Lebanon through Efficient Energy use in Land Transportation, on 13 November 2014 at the UN House ESCWA Building in Beirut with the support of H.E. the Minister of Environment, Mr. Mohamad Al Mashnouk. 

Who attended?
This pivotal event attracted a number of experts from the MoE, ESCWA and UNDP in addition to many concerned stakeholders, professionals, and members of the press. 

What was the focus?
The two-session workshop highlighted the impact of land transportation on air pollution and climate change in Lebanon. It also provided a road map for the successful journey towards air pollution reduction and the efficient use of energy in land transportation. 

Real impact
This workshop successfully reached out to key figures and decision makers who have the power to spark change on the national level. It also showcases IPTEC’s reach, motivation, and commitment. Read More

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11/9/2014

IPTEC Runs Beirut Marathon to Promote "Eco-driving" 

IPTEC team took part in Beirut Marathon "10 KM Run for a Cause" category in support of KUNHADI Association, in the presence of MP Mr. Simon Abi Ramia and Ms. Aline Lahoud. This activity came to extend the reach of IPTEC’s Eco-driver awareness campaign even further and to highlight the importance of using non-motorized and healthier ways to move around in Lebanon. Read More

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9/15/2014

The Eco-Driver Awareness Campaign

Background
As part of the National Campaign for Air Pollution Reduction in Lebanon through Efficient Energy Use in Land Transportation, IPTEC launched the Eco-Driver awareness campaign to promote practices that reduce fuel consumption and the level of pollutants emitted while driving. The campaign was launched on 15 September 2014 at a press conference under the patronage of His Excellency the Minister of Environment, Mr. Mohamad Al Mashnouk and in the presence of Ms. Aline Lahoud ambassador of the campaign. The conference was followed by a visit to IPT’s Dekwaneh gas station in Beirut where a roadshow was organized alongside Virgin Radio Lebanon. Dr. Toni Issa (President of IPTEC) and the Minister of Environment, Mr. Mohamad Al Mashnouk, were both present. 

Making a difference by reaching out to many
After the launch, the campaign came to life through weekly activations at most IPT stations across Lebanon where Eco-leaf & Pollumonster mascots got in touch with passer-byes to explain to them the benefits of eco-driving and distribute the campaign's eco-driving license. This ensures that the central message reaches as many Lebanese drivers as possible. IPTEC is also using online activations on social media to engage the youth via online games and discussions that increase awareness.

Real impact
This campaign is really gaining momentum and is getting more people thinking about their role in lessening the impact on the environment. It also highlights the central role IPTEC plays in engaging the community. Read More

Learn more about the Eco-Driver Campaign by downloading the detailed brochure.

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2/1/2014

IPTEC Collaborates with Fabriano to Promote "Eco-driving"

The center collaborated with Fabriano and a large network of schools in a fun initiative that invites students to use art to express their concerns about the air pollution caused by land transportation and to illustrate their solutions. As part of the collaboration, IPTEC team also visited several schools across Lebanon reaching out to around 1,500 students getting them to know more about eco-driving practices. This activity is driven by IPTEC’s strong belief in the youth’s ability to become Lebanon’s future eco-drivers.

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5/1/2014

IPTEC Sponsors the "Oil and Gas" Handbook  

IPTEC sponsored the 2014 “Oil and Gas" Handbook published by Lebanon Opportunities showing a full-fledge study about the oil and gas market, from demand, supply, cost, pricing, distribution, to threats and opportunities, and everything that has to be known about this sector in Lebanon. Read More

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2013

1/28/2013

IPTEC Receives the "National Green Award" 

IPTEC received the "National Green Award" from the Ministry of Environment. This event was organized under the patronage of the Minister of Environment H.E. Mr. Nazem El Khoury and in association with the UNDP and Beyond Magazine. Read More

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2012

12/1/2012

IPTEC Receives the "Social Economical Award" 

IPTEC received the Social Economic Award (SEA) for the "Public Awareness" category for the launch of the National Campaign for Air Pollution Reduction in Lebanon. This event was organized by First Protocol in the presence of ministers, economic figures, the media, and the official partners BDL & Bank Audi. Read More​

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12/1/2012

The "National Campaign for Air Pollution Reduction in Lebanon through Efficient Energy Use in Land Transportation"

Background
IPTEC Launched this campaign to raise awareness about air pollution reduction and efficient energy use in land transportation.

Partners
The project is supported by:
  • The Ministry of Environment (MoE)
  • The Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)
  • The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • Partners from the private and public sectors

Key data
According to the MOE’s 2nd National Communication to the UNFCCC, published in 2011, the land transport sector contributed to 29% of the total CO2 energy related emissions and 22% of the total GHG emissions back in 2000. This is significant. With more cars, trucks, and other vehicles on the road now, this means this campaign is especially important for the well-being and health of the community.

Overview
The “National Campaign for Air Pollution Reduction in Lebanon through Efficient Energy Use in Land Transportation” is an initiative led by IPTEC with the support of several partners and sponsors.

The project is making a difference by tacking this issue on several levels:
  • Increasing public awareness about air pollution reduction and efficient energy use in land transportation (exploring issues from eco-driving to vehicle maintenance and cleaner fuels)
  • Creating publications that promote sustainable energy use in the transport sector and highlight air pollution reduction in Lebanon (these publications are distributed at seminars, vehicle inspection centers, private bus companies, IPT stations, etc.)
  • Launching communication campaigns that target the general public and engage them in practices that reduce their air pollution footprint
  • Organizing capacity building workshops and seminars delivered by energy and transport experts to reach out to professionals and decision makers in the land transport sector and oil and gas sector
  • Engaging in research in air pollution reduction and energy efficiency in the land transport sector conducted in close collaboration with academia
  • Lobbying for legislation and regulations that will improve air quality in Lebanon

 

Real impact
This successful campaign is testament to IPTEC’s noteworthy effort to improve people’s lives and health while safeguarding the environment. Read More

Learn more about the National Campaign by downloading the "National Campaign profile booklet".

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