Private Sector

SWITCH to Green works to strengthen the networks and supports that feed green commerce. Not only do SWITCH regional programmes help to boost the market, but the focus on knowledge sharing gives MSMEs and eco-entrepreneurs access to EU Good Practices and advice. By opening the channels between the public and private sectors and encouraging eco-incentives, the flagship initiative aims at creating an enabling environment where eco-entrepreneurship can thrive. SWITCH to Green, through its numerous environmental programmes and grant projects offers financial support for the private sector to develop and invest in SCP.

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Come and meet artisans associated to the EU Switch projects in the Global Village at EDD 2017

  Visit the SWITCH exhibition stand (# 12) – Building a global community of sustainable enterprises improving livelihoods. Discover what we want to tell you during our pitch session, a new formula where exhibitors are invited to highlight in 2 minutes and 4 narrative visuals their best practices.


Project lab at EDD 2017

Building on the experience of the SWITCH programmes in Asia, Africa and the Mediterranean region, the session invites actors from the field to come and share their experience on how their partnership with the private sector has helped to shift their company’s behavior and practice towards Sustainable Production & Consumption patterns. With their on-going involvement […]


Uganda Inclusive Green Economy Workshop (24-27 April 2017)

  At the invitation of the European Union Delegation in Uganda, the SWITCH to Green facility organised a four-day training programme on the Inclusive Green Economy (IGE). The training was creatively designed as an interactive seminar, building on local and international case studies, and linking content to EU and national IGE policies and practices. Delivery […]


SWITCH-Africa Green: new call for proposals

The European Commission is launching a new call for proposals to select projects under SWITCH Africa Green. EUR 15 500 000 are allocated to this call for proposals. Grants ranging from EUR 600 000 to EUR 1 200 000 will be awarded to deliver the following programme result: MSMEs and business service providers are better […]


Launch of Green Economy and Trade e-course (2nd edition) – Fellowships available – Application deadline 20 February

UNITAR and UN Environment will deliver the 2nd edition of the PAGE e-course ‘Green Economy and Trade’ (in English) between 13 March – 21 April 2017. The course introduces various concepts, policy instruments and enabling conditions to identify, assess and harness benefits of sustainable trade in the context of the 2030 Development Agenda. Fellowships are available to […]

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