SWITCH ASIA II Programme New call for proposals Information Session

SWITCH-Asia II launches its third call for proposals with a total budget of EUR 45.700.000 of which EUR 32.700.000 for Asia (South and South-East Asia) and EUR 13.000.000 for Central Asia. Each funding grant ranging from EUR 1-3 million. Proposals for SWITCH-Asia II are welcome from business intermediaries (business associations, industry organisations, service providers), as well as SMEs' business partners (such as retailers or financial institutions) and policy makers at regional and local level.



How can we lift millions out of poverty, create 600+ million jobs, reduce inequalities, protect the environment and grow the economy?


PAGE Ministerial Conference 2019 – High-level Media debate – What makes your country wealthy?

On 9 January (6:00 PM SAST / 5:00 PM CET), join the Green Economy Coalition, the Green Growth Knowledge Platform, and the Partnership for Action on Green Economy for a televised debate hosted by CNBC Africa where leaders from business, politics, and NGO's will ask - have we been getting "wealth" wrong all these years?


Call for Contributions open – Global Research Forum on Sustainable Production and Consumption Conference – 26 – 29 June 2019 – Hong Kong: Deadline 21 January 2019

The conference is organized to identify insights and linkages across the SPAC research themes and actively bridge research with policy and practice. The scope covers local and global issues and interconnections across scales, connecting regions, networks of practitioners and researchers.


Dec 3 – 4 – Annual Coordination Meeting

To facilitate dialogue, share lessons and discuss emerging priorities, DG DEVCO organises an annual coordination meeting involving Commission services and development partners involved in some of the main green economy initiatives supported by the EU.


SwitchMed Connect 2018: The Circular Economy in Action in the Mediterranean

The 3rd edition of SwitchMed Connect will bring together more than 300 stakeholders from Mediterranean countries to build synergies, exchange knowledge, and scale up social and eco-innovations. Join the discussion with leading start-ups, entrepreneurs, change agents, policy makers and financial institutions to accelerate the transition to a Circular Economy in the Mediterranean region.


New reference document on ‘The inclusive green economy in EU development cooperation’.

The European Commission Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development just released a new Reference Document  in the Tools and Methods series, entitled The inclusive green economy in EU development cooperation – An innovative approach at the intersection of the EU’s Planet, People and Prosperity objectives. The document responds to calls for more guidance on the green economy and on lessons learnt, received during the recent evaluation of EU international cooperation on sustainable consumption and production. It aims to promote a better understanding of the green economy, give policy and operational guidance and present best practices.


Inside the SWITCH side-event at High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

The EU SWITCH programme: A contribution to SDG12 and the Implementation of the 10YFP Organised by the SWITCH to Green Facility, in collaboration with three SWITCH partner countries (Uganda, Thailand and Jordan), the SWITCH Regional Programmes (Asia, Mediterranean and Africa), and the One Planet Network, the event discussed the importance of Sustainable Consumption and Production […]



The publication has been developed by DEVCO Unit 05 “Results and Business Processes” jointly with DEVCO Thematic Units. Aimed at all colleagues involved in the preparation of action documents and project documents it offers a handy tool to develop solid logical framework matrices. It identifies clear and measurable results statements that are in line with […]



16 July 2018, 1:15 – 2:30 pm UNHQ Conference Room 5   SAVE THE DATE   The EU is actively implementing its Circular Economy Action Plan, with a new set of measures adopted in 2018, including a Europe-wide Strategy for Plastics, while also highlighting the international dimension of the circular economy. The 2017 European Consensus […]


SWITCH side-event at High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

In collaboration with three SWITCH partner countries (Uganda, Kingdom of Thailand and Jordan), the SWITCH Africa Green, SWITCH-Asia, and SwitchMed programmes, and the One Planet Network/10YFP Secretariat, the EU SWITCH to Green Facility is organising the event “The SWITCH programmes: A global contribution to SDG12 on Sustainable Consumption & Production and the implementation of the […]


EDD 2018 Project Lab – Invitation & agenda announcement 31/05/2018

  Invitation to the Lab Debate on Women Empowerment in Green Business              Development By exploring ways of empowering women as drivers of sustainable growth and job creation, and                                            […]


EDD 2018 Project Lab

  SAVE THE DATE – Project Lab at EDD 2018 on Wednesday June 6 at 13:00 – Room S4 on Women Empowerment in Green Business Development  The session presents stories of women entrepreneurs from around the world who have been agents of change driving the green economy transition and creating jobs. It builds on the […]


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


GEC Global Meeting 2017

01.11.2017 – 03.11.2017 | All day For the transition to green economies to to to scale it needs to be owned and driven by small entrepreneurs and local businesses. Yet governments and institutions find it notoriously difficult to reach smaller enterprises.  For its 2017 Global Meeting, the Green Economy Coalition (GEC) is pleased to be partnering […]


Green Growth and Sustainable Development Forum (GGSD Forum)

21.11.2017 – 22.11.2017 | All day This year’s Green Growth and Sustainable Development Forum (GGSD Forum) will focus on investment, innovation and employment aspects of the fast-growing ocean-based industries, together with policies to protect and sustainably use marine and ocean resources and ecosystems. It will explore how the economic development and conservation needs can be […]


Global Green Growth Week 2017

17.10.2017 – 20.10.2017 | All day The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) will hold Global Green Growth Week 2017: Unlocking Africa’s Green Growth Potential (GGGWeek2017) at the United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC), in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Read more:


Africa Forum Private Sector Inclusive Green Growth and Job Creation

06.09.2017 – 08.09.2017 | All day The Zambia Green Jobs Programme (ZGJP), the Government of Zambia and the Government of Finland, in collaboration with the International Training Centre of the ILO and the ILO’s Green Centenary Initiative are pleased to announce the upcoming Africa Forum on Private Sector Inclusive Green Growth and Job Creation that […]


6-17 Nov 2017, Bonn COP23

06.11.2017 – 17.11.2017 | All day At the UN Climate Change Conference this year (COP23, from 6 to 17 November) nations of the world will meet to advance the aims and ambitions of the Paris Agreement and achieve progress on its implementation guidelines. Read more here.


PAGE Academy on the Green Economy enhancing institutional capacities for transformative change

03.10.2016 – 10.10.2016 | All day The Academy is a two-week capacity building event, which seeks to address the fundamental question: how to achieve inclusive green economies? It thus provides a full in-depth overview and understanding of latest global agendas, as well as practical tools and good practices – from assessments, to stakeholder engagement, policy […]


International Conference: Unlocking Private Finance for Energy Efficiency and Greener, Low-Carbon Growth in the Eastern Partnership and Central Asia Countries

29.06.2017 – 30.06.2017 | 0:00 The Conference will identify key challenges and ways forward to better align financial mechanisms with policy reforms to speed and scale up green investments in support of energy efficient and low-carbon growth, new business opportunities and green jobs in the Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine) and […]


European Development Days (EDD)

07.06.2017 – 08.06.2017 | All day Organised by the European Commission, the European Development Days (EDD) bring the development community together each year to share ideas and experiences in ways that inspire new partnerships and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. Read more here.


DG ENV Green Week 2017

30.05.2017 – 02.06.2017 | 0:00 EU Green Week is an annual opportunity to debate and discuss European environmental policy. Organised by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Environment, this key event in the environment policy calendar attracts policymakers, leading environmentalists, stakeholders and other interested parties from across Europe and the globe. EU Green Week 2017 takes place from 29 […]


DEVCO Environment Week 2017

06.02.2017 – 08.02.2017 | All day The week will comprise two seminars: Thematic Seminar on Environment – “Implementing the Environmental Dimension of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”(6-8 FebruarThematic Seminar – “Conservation, Development and Security: Implementing the external dimension of EU biodiversity policies”(9-10 February) Read more here.


PAGE Ministerial Conference 2017 – Inclusive and sustainable economies powering the Sustainable Development Goals

27.03.2017 – 28.03.2017 | 0:00 This Second Partnership for Action on Green Economy Ministerial Conference brought together over 300 leaders from governments, civil society, private sector, development partners, media and the public to explore how our economies and financial markets can be “enablers” for the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement. It gathered first […]


12th APRSCP: Call for Action – “Acting Together for our Future Sustainability”

12.07.2016 – 13.07.2016 | All day The 12th Asia Pacific Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production (12th APRSCP) will be held at the Apsara Angkor Hotel in Siem Reap, Cambodia on 12 and 13 July 2016 with back-to-back events on 14 July 2016. The meeting is organized by the Asia Pacific Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption […]


Fourth Green Growth Knowledge Platform Annual Conference

06.09.2016 – 07.09.2016 | All day The Fourth Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) Annual Conference is taking place on the theme of “Transforming Development through Inclusive Green Growth” during 6-7 September 2016 at the International Convention Center on Jeju Island, Republic of Korea. Read more here.


Fifth Green Growth Knowledge Platform Annual Conference (2017)

27.11.2017 – 28.11.2017 | All day The Fifth Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) Annual Conference will be hosted by the World Bank on the topic of sustainable infrastructure. The Conference will take place at the World Bank in Washington DC, USA, November 27 – 28, 2017. Infrastructure includes water supply and sanitation, flood protection, roads […]



10.07.2017 – 19.07.2017 | All day The meeting of the high-level political forum on sustainable development in 2017 convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council, will be held from Monday, 10 July, to Wednesday, 19 July 2017; including the three-day ministerial meeting of the forum from Monday, 17 July, to Wednesday, 19 […]


13th Asia Pacific Roundtable On Sustainable Consumption & Production

24.10.2017 – 26.10.2017 | All day The 13th Asia Pacific Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production (13th APRSCP) is themed ‘Enabling Sustainable Consumption and Production Towards Achieving Green Growth’. It is co-hosted by the Asia Paci.ic Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production and ENSEARCH and will be held on 24-26 October 2017 in Melaka. The […]


World Circular Economy Forum 2017 and Switch-Asia Side Event

05.06.2017 – 06.06.2017 | All day This ground-breaking event presents the world’s best circular economy solutions and gathers together the most recognised experts and decision makers in the field. 1,500 key people from more than 100 countries shared ideas in Helsinki, Finland, on 5-7 June 2017, at the first ever World Circular Economy Forum. Read […]


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.


SWITCH-Asia event at Sri Lanka Next – A Blue Green Era

Organised in cooperation with the SWITCH-Asia Policy Support Component for Sri Lanka during the conference and exhibition Sri Lanka Next – A Blue-Green Era, the SWITCH-Asia event, planned for October 18, will feature selected case studies on climate change adaptation and mitigation from SWITCH-Asia projects.


SWITCH to Green Coordination Meeting

26.09.2016 – 27.09.2016 | 0:00 Its main objectives are: To provide participants with a better understanding of the work implemented by complementary initiatives supported by the EU on green economy and SCP, thus helping them identify commonalities and build synergies; To encourage participants contribution to cross-cutting EU initiatives (i.e. development of an interactive map on EU funded initiatives on green economy, thematic evaluation of EU support to SCP); To debate priorities to scale […]


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.

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