The EU-funded SwitchMed programme has announced its intention to develop a pilot project for the circular economy in a key sector of the national economy in each partner country.
These pilot projects contribute to both implementing national policies on Sustainable Consumption and Production and to putting into operation the Regional Action Plan on Sustainable Consumption and Production in the Mediterranean, adopted at the19th ordinary meeting of Contracting Parties at the Barcelona Convention for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea against Pollution (Athens, 9-12 February 2016). In light of this, the Regional Activity Centre for Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP/RAC) has announced the recruitment of experts to support two ecotourism projects in Tunisia. The deadline for applications is 27 April 2016.
The SWITCH-MED sustainable consumption and production programme aims to promote a switch of 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 to the life cycle of products and services, and, as opportune, to promote renewable energy. (EU Neighbourhood Info)