From the 27th till the 31st of March 2023, the INTPA-NEAR Environment and Climate Week 2023 gathered colleagues from EU delegations and headquarters to exchange on the latest environmental and climate policy priorities and developments of the European Commission. Together [...]
This activity is to encourage voluntary actions and motivate advancement and commitment in combating plastic pollution. It will set-up and implement a Call for Expressions of Intent for Mediterranean actors to propose new actions and innovative solutions that prevent plastic pollution in the region. Those who will deliver on their commitment will be awarded with the honorary title of “Champion in addressing plastic pollution” in WES PCs.
UfM Webinar on the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF): Outcomes, follow up and way forward
WES Project supported the UfM webinar on the « Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF): Outcomes, follow up and way forward » that was held on the 7th of March 2023. The webinar was organised as a follow-up on the COP15 Biodiversity, which took place in December 2022 in Montreal as shared international roadmap to tackle the ecological crisis and towards a more nature-positive world. The webinar stressed the need to continue pooling technical, human and financial resources; ensuring coordination and converge efforts to reach the 30×30 target, which calls for 30% of the world’s terrestrial, inland water, and of coastal and marine areas, to be in effective protection and management by 2030.
The fourth WES Steering Committee meeting was organised on-line on the 24th of January 2023. The Steering Committee brought together the WES Water and Environment Focal Points from the Partner Countries, the European Commission, institutional partners, representatives of the WES Demonstration projects and regional organisations. The meeting was co-chaired by the Contracting Authority - the European Commission, Directorate General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR). During the meeting the progress of the project since the previous SCM (December 2021) and the way ahead was discussed, leading to the endorsement of the project’s Workplan for the next twelve months.
The collection, transport, treatment and disposal of medical waste are essential in reducing environmental and health risks. This activity is aiming at the promotion of sustainable medical waste management solutions. It will support Palestine in updating the Master Plan with a Roadmap for healthcare waste and define a set of measures for the development of a contingency plan for crisis situations.
The efficient use of water has become of paramount importance and one of the country's national priorities. This activity will support the management of water demand linked to water scarcity, including the development of political instruments aimed at reduce losses in irrigation water (for example on the plot), domestic, tourist and industrial uses and unbilled water.
This activity will assist a selected public water utility to target Non-Revenue Water (NRW) reduction and advance their efforts to improve Non-Revenue Water monitoring and management.
N-W-EG-1: Strengthen the water utilities capacities to manage/reduce Non Revenue Water and detect leakage
This WES activity will assist the Asyut Water and Wastewater Company to target the reduction of Non-Revenue Water and to continue its efforts to improve Non-Revenue Water management.
More sustainable production and consumption patterns will support Tunisia in its strive towards the reduction and prevention of environmental pollution. This activity is aiming to assist Tunisia in the transition to sustainable modes of production.