Building the capacity of Algerian educators to promote de-pollution through applying Education for Sustainable Development
On 20-21 March 2012, a Horizon 2020 workshop entitled “Education for Sustainable Development focusing on the H2020 thematic areas’’ was organized in Algiers within the framework of the H2020 CB/MEP program in collaboration with the Mediterranean Education Initiative for Environment and Sustainability (MEdIES). This workshop was convened with the objective of raising awareness and building the capacity of Algerian educators in promoting environmental and sustainable development issues, particularly on themes relating to H2020.
Horizon 2020 supports the application of Clean Technology in the food industry of Bosnia & Herzegovina
In an effort towards more sustainable consumption and production patterns, the Horizon 2020 Capacity Building/ Mediterranean Environment Programme (CB/MEP) held a two-day seminar to promoting the implementation of Clean Technology (CT) in the food processing industry in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The seminar was organized in Sarajevo on 24 and 25 April 2012 by the Regional Activity Centre for Cleaner Production of the Mediterranean Action Plan (UNEP/MAP CP/RAC).
Acknowledging the role and potential impact of Green Banking in the effective de-pollution efforts in the region, the Horizon H2020 Capacity Building/Mediterranean Environment Programme (CB/MEP) held a two-day national workshop in Tunis (24-25 April 2012) dedicated to this issue after a specific request from Tunisia and as a direct follow-up of last year’s regional workshop of H2020 CB/MEP on Green Banking in the Mediterranean (Barcelona, November 2011).
Horizon 2020 and SWIM-SM address the burning issue of treated waste water re-use and the need for innovative and adaptable technologies
Given the scarcity of water resources in the Southern Mediterranean Region, one of the highest in the world, a new paradigm is required that will consider non‐conventional water resources – mainly recycling of agricultural runoff, re‐use and storage of treated wastewater, and desalination using renewable energy - as an asset to be managed as part of the country’s integrated water resources management framework.
The Steering Committee of the Horizon 2020 Initiative to de-pollute the Mediterranean by 2020 met in Barcelona on 19 April 2012 for its 5th meeting since 2008, bringing together the majority of the participating country representatives and the key regional environmental actors such as the European Commission, the Union for the Mediterranean Secretariat, the Mediterranean Action Plan of UNEP and its Regional Activity Centers, the European Investment Bank, regional associations of local authorities, NGOs, and others.
Addressing challenges at the European Maritime Day: Reducing marine litter for the sake of the environment... and blue growth?
The Horizon 2020 Capacity Building/Mediterranean Environment Programme in cooperation with Seas At Risk and Waste Free Oceans, within the framework of the European Maritime Day, will hold an event under the title “Reducing marine litter for the sake of the environment... and blue growth?” The event will focus on the economic implications of marine litter and will shed ample light on the ways marine litter affects key sectors that rely on the marine environment.
Mastering the tendering process and processing contracts for sustainable municipal solid waste management was the focus of the sub-regional workshop organized in Beirut on 22-23 March 2012 within the framework of the Horizon 2020 CB/MEP project. It was organised by the Association of Cities and Regions for Recycling and Sustainable Resource Management (ACR+).
The capacity building component of Horizon 2020, stepped in earlier this year and organized a national workshop (25-26 March 2012) in Tel Aviv, in order to contribute to the consolidation of the process and provide new elements for the preparation of Israel’s Green Growth Action Plan. Israel’s Green Growth Action Plan is promoted by its Environmental Protection and the Industry, Trade and Labour Ministries and is planned to be implemented during the period 2012-2020. Several round tables have already been organised in order to give some inputs to the 3 major areas of the Action Plan: green innovation, green production and green consumption. It will be adopted later this year.