As Tunisian businesses are striving to become more competitive on European markets, UNIDO organized in the framework of the SwitchMed programme a second B2B event presenting European eco-innovations to Tunisian businesses. Adopting market ready innovative green solutions, could move Tunisia’s industry towards a more sustainable production and lay the foundation for increased competitiveness, export and job creation
SwitchMed Programme provides support for its green entrepreneurs and Switchers to attend events that bring investors, entrepreneurs and industry experts together. As sponsor of BGS Solar Summit, SwitchMed has offered to one of its Switchers, Fedi Bkirat, founder of RACK TECK, the opportunity to expand its portfolio of projects and services by attending the summit.
Green innovation and employment generation go hand-in-hand at the ILO-ITC Academy on Green Jobs Promotion in the MENA Region.
On Monday, November 27th, 8 green start-ups will pitch in front of investors with the chance to win one trip to join the SwitchMed Connect 2018 in Barcelona.
How Youth Mediterranean initiatives are turning climate change into an opportunity? Thanks to SwitchMed, Up-Fuse, a brand that promotes eco-conscious lifestyle by designing and producing upcycled bags from discarded plastic waste, will be one of the featured initiatives in this COP23 side event “Engaging Youth in Climate Action in the Mediterranean”.
SwitchMed is accelerating the transition towards a Circular Economy at the Smart city Expo World Congress 2017
How to accelerate the transition towards circular economy in both public and private sector? At the Smart city Expo World Congress 2017 SwitchMed will be moderating a session on November 14th in Gran Via Venue , addressing unsustainable patterns of consumption and production by designing new models of development and business strategies. The aim of the session is to bring useful and up-to-date knowledge about smart cities based on real experiences and practices, as well as to debate about future visions, goals and challenges to develop smart cities.
As an incentive to raise awareness of the general public regarding the quality of the environment and the importance of urban issues for sustainable development, a public voting for "The Istanbul Environment Friendly City Award" has just been launched for a period of two week. You are invited to vote for your fqvorite city until the 21st of November 2017.
Our Switcher of the month in November is Agrimatic, an Egyptian startup developed a soilless agriculture system, substituting soil with a water-based environment and saving up to 90% of the water used in traditional agriculture. Agrimatic is changing the world one crop at a time.
This two-day international and multi-stakeholder Conference will gather governments’ representatives, regional/local authorities, business sector, universities/training and education centers, international development agencies, international organizations, and civil society organizations dealing with marine and maritime issues. Please register by Friday, 10 November
Couvent Rouge, a winery in the Lebanese Beqaa valley, produces organic wine for the European market. Knowing what rules and conditions apply to the European single market for green products is essential in creating a local value-added green industry for the region that can reshape the livelihood of farmers. In Lebanon, UNIDO undertakes a pilot study to evaluate how the wine sector is performing to the EU Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) methodology that eventually will determine how the environmental footprint for green products on the European single market will work.