EU-funded SwitchMed is organizing the synergy workshop in Ramallah on 27 June , where green entrepreneurs, civil society organizations (CSOs) and public stakeholders are gathering to take stock of the green economy sector in the country and explore ways forward toward a more conducive and inclusive environment for a genuine sustainable development.
The Synergy Workshop for the Promotion of Green Entrepreneurship and Grassroots Ecological and Social Innovation in Palestine is designed to bring together key stakeholders to discuss assets, challenges and concrete measures and instruments to promote green entrepreneurship and the role of CSOs as sustainable lifestyle pioneers in their region.
The Workshop is a milestone toward the development of a White Paper that is expected to capture the views and experiences of green entrepreneurs, civil society actors and support-providing organizations on the challenges, opportunities, and strategies for the promotion of green entrepreneurship and grassroots ecological and social innovations.
This workshop is organized in cooperation with the Environmental Quality Authority and the Continuing Education Centre – Birzeit University and facilitated by the Centre for Environment – Palestine.
The SwitchMed sustainable consumption and production programme aims to promote a switch by the Mediterranean economies towards sustainable consumption and production patterns and green economy, including low-emission development, through demonstration and dissemination of methods that improve resource and energy efficiency. It also seeks to minimise the environmental impacts associated with the life cycle of products and services and, where possible, to promote renewable energy.