American University of Beirut

Environment and Sustainable Development Unit
  • ESDU is an inter-disciplinary research and development center specialized in community development and sustainable agriculture hosted at the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences (FAFS) at the American University of Beirut (AUB).

    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ "We at ESDU put people and their livelihoods at the center of development. They are the keepers of the land. Community-based action oriented research should be embedded into any development".

    Shady Hamadeh, ESDU Director​.​

  • keepers of the land​​

    • Laws must be updated to help municipalities regulate the solid waste management sector while ensuring sustainability and mitigating its negative impacts on public health, the environment, and the economy. A law on cost recovery from solid waste management must be passed.


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