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28 industries from the  MED TEST II project will present the potential of resource efficiency for Egypt on the 26 June in Cairo

28 industries from the MED TEST II project will present the potential of resource efficiency for Egypt on the 26 June in Cairo

As part of the SwitchMed programme, UNIDO supports industries in Egypt through the MED TEST II project to produce resource efficient, competitive and with a better environmental performance. On the 26th June, 28 Egyptian companies will present their savings on a final event in Cairo showing the potential of resource efficiency for the Egyptian economy.

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Palestinians to discuss challenges and opportunities for a Green Economy during SwitchMed Synergy Workshop

Palestinians to discuss challenges and opportunities for a Green Economy during SwitchMed Synergy Workshop

EU-funded SwitchMed is organizing the synergy workshop in Ramallah on the 27th of June , where Green Entrepreneurs, Civil Society Organizations and Public Stakeholders are gathering to take stock of the Green Economy sector in the Country and explore ways forward toward a more conducive and inclusive environment for a genuine sustainable development.

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Eco-innovation’s from the EU help leather industries in Egypt and Tunisia to close the circle

Eco-innovation’s from the EU help leather industries in Egypt and Tunisia to close the circle

Adopting eco-innovations is both good for the business and the environment. In SwitchMed, UNIDO promoted eco-innovative solution from the EU that now help the leather industry in Egypt and Tunisia to become more resource efficient, profitable and clean.

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SwitchMed Programme representatives contributed to the European Development Days

SwitchMed Programme representatives contributed to the European Development Days

The session hosted by the SWITCH Programmes at the Project Lab, on 5-6 June 2018 in Brussels, offered the opportunity for women green entrepreneurs from around the world to share their stories of change towards sustainable consumption and production.

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EU-funded SwitchMed programme brings together Lebanese green start-ups and investors

EU-funded SwitchMed programme brings together Lebanese green start-ups and investors

The second edition of the ‘green start-up meet investors’ pitching event in Lebanon was held on the occasion of World Environment Day which is celebrated on June 5th of every year, thanks to a common effort of the SwitchMed programme, the Delegation of the EU in Lebanon and Fondation Diane. Check out our lucky winner!

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Switcher of the Month

Switcher of the Month

Our Switcher of the month in June 2018 is The Chain Effect, a Beirut-based cycling mobility NGO which promotes and facilitates cycling as a sustainable means of transport in Beirut through street art, community projects, public interventions and mass cycling events. The bike-unfriendly reputation of Lebanon is changing thanks to the effort of its growing pro-cycling graffiti artists.

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Access to finance in Morocco: participate to this call for applications

Access to finance in Morocco: participate to this call for applications

Are you based in Morocco, you want to improve your communication skills and raise funds for your eco-innovative project? the SwitchMed program, funded by the European Union, offers you a free coaching session on access to finance in Morocco. Participate and you will have the opportunity to meet investors. Apply before June 30, 2018.

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SwitchMed promotes sustainable production practices in the paint industry

SwitchMed promotes sustainable production practices in the paint industry

SCP/RAC is carrying out a conference and a small scale trade fair for the substitution of lead in paint in Tunisia, on the 19th and 20th of June 2018. The conference will present good practices in SCP and discuss alternatives to lead in industrial paint, as well as strategies to introduce alternatives safely and efficiently. Participants will have also the chance to meet international paint producers and suppliers in the B2B area, to identify business and cooperation opportunities that will enable stakeholders to adopt sustainable production practices.

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Switcher of the Month

Switcher of the Month

Our Switcher of the month in May 2018 is the Jerusalem Urban Wildlife Initiative, managing Gazelle Valley Park and the Jerusalem Bird Observatory (JBO). These two sites are shifting the relationship between people and nature. The national initiative is a partnership lead by the Ministry of the Environment, the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI), more than 45 municipalities, and the Beracha Foundation.

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SWITCH programmes will bring you green solutions led by women from the Mediterranean, Asia and Africa during the EDD 2018

SWITCH programmes will bring you green solutions led by women from the Mediterranean, Asia and Africa during the EDD 2018

During the European Development Days (EDD 2018), taking place at Tour & Taxis on 5-6 June 2018 in Brussels, all SWITCH Programmes will showcase how we empower women in green business development to promote sustainable lifestyles and an inclusive green economy. Visit us at stand 76 in the EDD global village!

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