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 effectively transform industries in switching to a production that uses less resources, reduces pollution, and can support businesses to manage the transition of becoming more competitive, calls for a change in knowledge, attitudes and practices related to resource consumption in the production. Therefore, the MED TEST II project has followed a combined approach that can strengthen the national capacities of offering RECP services and develop the local market for sustainable production services to local industries. Combined with 125 industry demonstrations that have been able to showcase the potential for RECP in the Southern Mediterranean region, the MED TEST II project has enabled 44 service providers with a hand on experience in RECP.
Trainings and workshops were organized, which have promoted 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, 682 professionals from the local industries and 44 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.
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