Earth Link and Advanced Resources Development S.A.L. (ELARD) is a leading consulting firm specialized in environmental management and engineering. Established in 1996 in Beirut, Lebanon, ELARD has rapidly expanded in the Middle-East, Gulf, and Africa with currently permanent offices in Lebanon, Syria, Abu Dhabi and Dubai, and Mozambique. It employs professionals in various fields and disciplines ranging both technical and policy areas related to environmental management. The company operates in more than 20 countries. ELARD has conducted many studies in the field of climate change and climate technology such as national communications to the United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and development of mitigation technologies (i.e. wind-farms; hybrid vehicles; photovoltaic cells, etc.) to reduce contributions to GHG’s emissions with associated gaps and constraints.