MED TEST II progress
Based on the experiences from MED TEST I, the Transfer of Environmentally Sound Technology (TEST) to the industry, is key in stimulating circular economies and to improve patterns of Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) in the Southern Mediterranean.
UNIDO, together with local partners, is targeting to strengthen the local capacities in providing SCP services for the industry in Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia. To achieve this, trainings and workshops are organized, promoting the aspects of MED TEST II, including the application and impacts of Cleaner Production Assessment (CPA), Material Flow Cost Accounting (MFCA), Environmental Management System (EMS) and Energy Management System (EnMS). To date, 329 professionals from the local industries and from 49 local service providers have received MED TEST II training in the eight countries, participating in the SwitchMed programme. The distribution of professional knowledge on resource efficient production processes, from national experts to local industry professionals, is a plan of action to ensure a long-term sustainable impact of the Switch Med programme.
To make the business case and the environmental benefits of adopting a more resource efficient production evident, MED TEST II will demonstrate the practices of SCP among 130 industries in the Southern Mediterranean. To date, 131 demonstration companies have already signed up for technical assistance within the MED TEST II project.
Click on the countries below to see the national progress of MED TEST II: