Policies Track 1: Master Class In Circular Economy
In the first part of the session, we will be identifying and providing interesting insights about the main aspects to be considered by policy makers, entrepreneurs and business intermediaries for enabling “circularization” of the economy with a focus on the North and South Mediterranean countries. This first part is organised in collaboration with Circolae. In the second part of this session, Global Sustain will present the Yearbook 2015-2016: SCP – Towards Circular Economy, views and case studies related to circular economy from institutions and businesses. The publication is prepared in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and specifically with the Regional Activity Center for Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP/RAC) of the Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP).
Industry Track 1: Policy instruments proposals for Resource Efficient Cleaner Production (RECP) (only by invitation)
Policy instruments can be powerful tools for countries to accelerate shifting towards sustainable production practices in the industrial sector. In this session, the MED TEST II country teams will share key findings from the policy baseline review and their experience working on outlining policy instruments proposals for RECP that could be most effective in their respective context. The session is organized by the UNIDO Project Management Unit (PMU).
Entrepreneurs Track 1: Green Entrepreneurship Training and Support Programmes
What are the most effective ways to support green entrepreneurs today? Miquel de Paladella from UpSocial will share his insights into the world’s leading programs, and three practitioners will add their perspectives on the most relevant tools, existing best practices, and success stories. This session is organized by SCP/RAC.
Civil Society Track 1: Tools For Supporting Grassroots Innovations
This session is organised by SCP/RAC.
The Civil Society Empowerment programme will be introduced during this session and the attendees will have the chance to learn more about social eco-innovation and grassroots type initiatives. The session will also count with presentations from some of the Civil Society initiatives from Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Lebanon selected to take part in the Support Phase of the programme. It will be the perfect chance to get to know some of the emerging social eco-innovation examples from the Mediterranean region.