CLIMA final event in Lebanon showcases results to improve waste management in 3 Mediterranean areas
August 2, 2023
In the charming town of Bickfaya, Lebanon, the closing event of the EU-funded project “CLIMA – Cleaning Innovative Mediterranean Action” took place on 27 July 2023. Overcoming several challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic, financial crises, and political instabilities, the CLIMA project succeeded in making significant strides in waste valorization and sustainable practices in the Mediterranean region. The event marked a momentous occasion, bringing together stakeholders, municipal representatives, and project partners to commemorate the project’s accomplishments and discuss its future impact.
A key highlight of the closing event was the presentation of the publication titled “Toward an IMWMP 2.0“. The publication showcased the journey taken to develop Integrated Municipal Waste Management Plans (IMWMPs) for the three participating municipalities (Bickfaya, Mahdia and Sestri Levante). It serves as a comprehensive guide and inspiration for other municipalities seeking to embark on similar waste management projects and adopt a zero-waste paradigm.
The CLIMA project exemplifies the power of cross-border collaboration and innovative solutions to environmental challenges. As the project concludes, its achievements stand as a testament to the potential for transformative change in waste management practices. Armed with valuable experiences and insights, the participating municipalities are well-equipped to continue their journey towards sustainable waste management, paving the way for greener and more sustainable economies in the Mediterranean region.