21st European Forum on Eco-innovation, Sofia, Bulgaria, 5-6 February 2018.

The Forum will examine eco-innovative solutions for improving air quality. It will bring together companies and public authorities that have already succeeded in developing and deploying effective new technologies, or innovative business and governance models, with those who are looking for such solutions and practices. In particular, air pollution originating from energy use, transport and […]


New Chatham House Briefing | The Circular Economy in Developing Countries

A Wider Circle? The Circular Economy in Developing Countries. Lower-income countries are in many ways more ‘circular’ than their developed-economy counterparts – the question is how to turn this into a development opportunity. Full publication here.


World Forum on Natural Capital, Edinburgh, 27-28 November 2017

BETTER DECISIONS FOR A BETTER WORLD Business leaders, government representatives and environmental experts from around the world will gather in Edinburgh this November for the third World Forum on Natural Capital. Visit


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 […]


Call for Applications for the 2017 SAG-SEED Awards

Eco-inclusive Start-up Enterprises can Submit Their Candidacy by 08 March 2017.


10YFP SPP Programme: Request for Proposals

Development of the metadata for SDG target 12.7


SWITCH–Asia II Programme : New call for proposals

SWITCH-Asia II launches its second call for proposals with a total budget of €19 600 000 funding grants ranging from €800 000 up to €2 500 000.


2016 Coordination Meeting Report

Summary and main conclusions of the SWITCH to Green Coordination Meeting available


SwitchMed Connect 19-20 0ctober 2016

Barcelona hosts the second edition of the SwitchMed Connect, an annual gathering that brings together leaders in the field of eco and social innovation in the Mediterranean countries.


PAGE – Open call for applications

An open call for applications for new countries to join PAGE was launched on 14/10 at the concluding session of the Green Economy Academy in Turin. More details and application pack are  available at PAGE Secretariat will be happy to provide additional information and support to countries in completing the application, as needed.


The United States and China ratify Paris Climate Agreement

The United States and China announced that they would formally ratify the Paris Climate Agreement, a pivotal step towards reducing global greenhouse gas emissions. The announcement comes on the eve of the G20 summit in Hangzhou, China, after weeks of negotiations between the two countries.


Empowering women garment workers across Myanmar and Bangladesh

In July the EU-funded SMART Myanmar II project organized a study mission in Dhaka, Bangladesh, to meet women's community organizations and garment industry affiliates.


A milestone for Palestine: Assessment report on SCP policies now ready

Palestine has closely assessed the status of Sustainable Consumption and Production in its country. Now the report has been published.

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