WeMed Awards – applications open

SwitchMed  is excited to announce the launch of the WeMed Awards, a flagship initiative of the Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development, now in its fourth edition. This year, our focus is on celebrating the success stories of sustainable businesses in the Blue Economy Sector across the Southern Mediterranean Region. Discover more.

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Key EU supported initiatives on the Circular Economy draw interest at #WCEF2024

With participants representing 158 countries, WCEF2024 served as a global platform for collaboration, knowledge exchange, and transformative action towards a more sustainable future. The European Commission addressed the audience with an exhibition stand that highlights key EU policy proposals and showcases selected key initiatives funded by the EU to accelerate the circular economy – already including a 40 Million Euro commitment to Eastern and Southern Africa – discover more.

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#WCEF2024: The EU in the global circular economy transition: inspiration, incentives, and market leverage of EU Initiatives

Are EU initiatives towards a circular economy transition a source of inspiration, paving the way for innovative policies, business and market practices, while bolstering competitiveness? Or do they risk creating barriers for market access or global trade? These were the underlying questions for the Accelerator Session hosted by the European Commission and partners. And answers were surprising….

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A secret recipe for transformation and a proven circular business model: Take aways from #WCEF2024 panel discussion

At #WCEF2024, Martin Seychell, Deputy Director General, Directorate-General for International Partnerships was part of a panel discussing what kind of policies are needed  to manage the circular economy transition, and how companies see the regulatory changes ahead. In the session ‘European and global perspectives on policy, investment and innovation’, he explained the EU’s role in in driving circular policies and investments – discover more.

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WCEF2024 Accelerator Session: Driving the circular economy transition with private sector initiatives

The #WCEF2024 Accerator Session illustrates how EU initiatives like EU4Green, EU4Environment, and SwitchMed shift policies towards circularity while also directly supporting the private sector. The session will feature Circular Roadmaps supported by #DG NEAR and OECD accelerate the transition across the Western Balkan and showcases businesses and entrepreneurs, who have been agents of change driving the circular economy transition. Don’t miss it.

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WCEF2024 Accelerator Session: Ukraine’s circular reconstruction

Can circular economy principles enhance the green recovery process in Ukraine while encouraging long-term economic and environmental benefits? This #WCEF2024 Accelerator Session will show that in light of the present circumstances, it is paramount to amplify and replicate circular entrepreneurs, spotlighting these pioneering firms and promoting their Circular Economy implementation success stories. Discover more.

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WCEF Accelerator Session: The EU in the global Circular Economy Transition: Inspiration, Incentive and Market Leverage

Are EU initiatives towards a circular economy transition a source of inspiration, paving the way for innovative market practices and bolstering competitiveness or merely a form of market leverage? Don’t miss the discussion in the EU led Accelerator Session at #WCEF2024. Discover more about experiences and partnerships supported by the EU to accelerate the circular economy transition.

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Changing the game

Is circularity as a game changer for climate action – this question was discussed at a panel on 3rd December during COP 28, hosted by the UN Partnership for Action on Green Economy.

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Switch:COLAB at WCEF

Participants from the SwitchMed industry pilot projects in Morocco, exchanged on important lessons learnt from global projects on the circular economy, along with attendees from the EU-funded SWITCH2CE project and DG INTPA. Discover more.

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Skills for Circularity in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Mediterranean

The increasing importance of the circular economy will have a significant impact on the shape of jobs and competencies. Circular mindsets and skills must be addressed directly in the classroom, and this requires an investment in resources such as suitable training equipment, teacher training, resource libraries, and more. HOW? Find out at our event at EU Green Week. Learn how to register.

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SWITCH Africa Green efforts re-warded

Big win for Mauritius at the Responsible Tourism Awards. The SWITCH Africa Green project partner Mauritius Tourism Authority was awarded top honours in two distinct categories; Best for Local Sourcing, Craft and Food and Addressing Climate Change, at the WTM Africa Responsible Tourism Awards 2023 held in Cape Town, South Africa. Discover why.

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