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Mission Statement

The Institute of the Environment aims to increase understanding, appreciation and protection of the natural environment. The Institute addresses real and potential issues of environmental concern, such as loss of biodiversity, failure of food supplies and mismanagement of natural resources. It actively motivates students and the public at large in Lebanon and the region to participate more effectively in the advancement of ethical and competent environmental practices. Through scientific research, the Institute also strives for excellence in the formulation and communication of scientific knowledge that promotes effective decision-making supportive of sustainable development and seeks to empower the community of Lebanon and the region to make sound decisions on environmental issues.
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University of Balamand,
Balamand Al Kurah,

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