Within the framework of the EU funded-SwitchMed Program, UNIDO has organized a match-making event for the benefit of professionals in the plastics sector in Tunisia. The event took place on 18-19 December 2018 at the Novotel Tunis hotel, and served as a forum for exchange between Tunisian and foreign organizations around the theme of the circular economy of plastic.
Adopting eco-innovations is both good for the business and the environment.
See how an EU eco-innovation from the SwitchMed B2B networking achieved significant energy, chemical and water savings in Egypt’s textile industry.
UNIDO has succesfully organised a second B2B event to increase Tunisian businesses' competitiveness.
Couvent Rouge, a winery in the Lebanese Beqaa valley, produces organic wine for the European market. Knowing what rules and conditions apply to the European single market for green products is essential in creating a local value-added green industry for the region that can reshape the livelihood of farmers. In Lebanon, UNIDO undertakes a pilot study to evaluate how the wine sector is performing to the EU Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) methodology that eventually will determine how the environmental footprint for green products on the European single market will work.
A second networking and partnership event in Tunis to present EU Eco-Innovations, ready for market uptake, to Tunisian businesses and practitioners was held on the 3rd of November at Foire du Kram premises. The objective of the BtoB event is to strengthen the internationalization of start-ups and SMEs in the Southern Mediterranean region by promoting the transfer of EU Eco-Innovative technologies and the creation of joint ventures, to improve their ability to achieve common competitive advantages in innovation, greening and resource efficiency.
UNIDO is supporting Moroccan industries in facilitating the switch to a greener economy.
Preparing Tunisia’s export sector for the EU Single Market for Green Products with the EU funded SwitchMed programme
The Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) framework of EU is in its final stage and the resulting policies could affect the ability of Tunisian companies exporting green labeled products to the EU. UNIDO together with local experts undertakes a pilot study to see what environmental and economic impacts the PEF methodology might have on Tunisian companies and to build local expertise on the tools of PEF.
Does your company export to the European Union? Is your industry interested in the latest developments in the EU Product Environmental Footwork Framework (PEF)? Join our information days and trainings in Rabat, 18-20 July.
The SwitchMed eco-innovative B2B solutions for a circular economy continue to attract interest among SMEs in Tunisia. Building on the momentum, SwitchMed and UNIDO will hold a seminar during the ENVIROTEC & ENERGY 2017 in Tunisia, to present financing instruments for Tunisian SMEs in the manufacturing sector, interested in investing in resource efficient and eco innovative business solutions.