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Cathy Chami Tyan

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Green Cedar Lebanon is an NGO founded in December 2007, and it was conceived as a private initiative in response to the massive loss of forest cover following the war of July 2006, the forest fires of 2007 and general long-term neglect over the decades in Lebanon.
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+961 81626762

Villa Tyan, Main Road, Ain Saade, Metn, Lebanon[/vc_column_text]

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·Chief Editor

·Director of International Business Development


·Launched the English version of “Ambiente” Magazine and “Ambiente .TV” (Italy): World Environment Magazine and World Environment .TV
Recruiting and training of the English team; helped in the editing of the magazine and the Web TV, both leading news sources on the environment

·Launch and follow-up to date of a national school competition and organization of a series of environmental conferences for Bankmed
A competition on the environment for students and schools all over Lebanon
Organized in collaboration with the Ministry of Education conferences on the Environment to the directors of public schools all over Lebanon

·Launch and follow up to date of the editorial line of www.happyplanetLebanon.com for Bankmed

·Partnered with L’Orient le Jour to develop its environmental Supplement “OYGENE” in collaboration with World Environment Magazine
·Organized a Conference on the environment “Awakening the Dreamer” for Bankmed

In collaboration with the Pachamama alliance, a California based environmental organization

·Contributed to “Beyond” Magazine
Writing articles on the state of the environment in Lebanon: Role of different ministries, role of schools in environmental education, chaotic urbanization and destruction of the Lebanese heritage

·Lecturer in several schools in Lebanon in promoting environmental awareness among children and students: Gave conferences on the state of the environment in Lebanon and the importance of saving energy and water conservation, reforestation, waste recycling, protecting the heritage, the forests and the seas Screening of the movie “HOME” by Yann Arthrus Bertrand for students in schools followed by questions and answers.

·Guest Speaker in Universities on the role of the media to promote environmental awareness and Corporate Social Responsibility

Balamand University, Lebanon: “the Role and the Ability of the Media to promote environmental awareness.” Ecole Superieure des Affaires (ESA), Lebanon : “La Communication Utile ou la responsabilité sociale des entreprises”.

UNION DE LA PRESSE FRANCOPHONE (UPF) symposium international Monaco: “Médias et Environnement en Méditerranée”: “Populisme scientifique : les journalistes sont-ils armés?

·Developed media partnerships and participated in several environmental conferences carried interviews and met with the most influent people in the environment field

The UNFCC Conference on Climate Change, COP 21, Paris 2015
The European Future Energy Forum, Geneva 2011/ London 2010/ Bilbao 2009
Project Lebanon; Sustainable Lebanon Conference: 2010 /2011/2012/ 2013/2014/2015/2016 The World Future Energy Summit; Abu Dhabi 2014/2013/2012/2011/2010 /2009
The European Union Sustainable Energy Week, Brussels 2010
The Arab Forum for Environment & Development, Beirut 2009
The UNFCCC Conference on Climate Change, Copenhagen 2009
The Energy Exchange Conference, Tunisia 2009
The Sustainable Architecture Conference; Delft 2009
The Sustainable Jordan Conference; Amman 2009
IUCN (International Union for the conservation of Nature) Conference; Barcelona 2008
Waste Management Conference; Jordan 2008

1995-2000 Owned and ran a company specialized in the import of high end art crafts


Board Member: Together Towards Sustainable Development (T2SD) for Lebanon
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) A project aiming to engage the private sector in the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through advocacy, lobbying, and the implementation of developmental activities

Founder & Board Member: The PEACE Institute (Political Economy and Action for Climate and Environment) (NGO)

Founder & Board Member: Green Cedars Lebanon (NGO) to promote environmental awareness and women rights in Lebanon

Founder: LOGS Lebanese Organization for Green Schools (NGO)

Collaborated in various environmental activities in Lebanon: Cleaning the sea shores, reforestation campaigns, waste recycling campaigns, environmental awareness campaigns

Ain Saade Municipality: Consulting with the municipality of Ain Saade to improve its environment 2012-2013

Volunteering: Children’s Cancer Center of Lebanon 1995 to 1998


2017 – Mediator Degree “Certificat D’aptitude a la Mediation Professionnelle ” Université St Joseph,Lebanon

2012-Received the Green Mind Award for Best Environmental Magazine. 2000- Advanced Italian Language Certificate Instituto Culturale Italiano in Lebanon

1985-1989- BS in Mass Communications and Languages (Spanish Major/Italian Minor) University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Student Honor List from 1986- 1989
Member Golden Key Honor Society for recognition of excellency 1986-1989


International College, Beirut

French Baccalaureate (Série A, literature) Honors Lebanese Baccalaureate Honors


Spanish, French, Arabic: Mother tongues English, and Italian: Fluent


Protection of The Environment, Reading, Politics, International Affairs, Water Skiing, Travelling[/vc_column_text]