Regional Training on Awareness Raising and Education for Sustainable Development

The interconnected crises of global depletion of natural resources, food shortages, biodiversity loss, and climate change are strongly linked to the fact that more is demanded from nature than it can provide. In order to avoid catastrophic consequences and move forward, values, attitudes and behaviours must change at many levels. In order to find responses to address these problems, WES organises 2 sets of Regional Trainings on Awareness Raising and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), each one including three [...]

July 19th, 2021|

Wemedaward launched by WES partners UNEP/MAP and SCP/RAC

Athens, 18 June 2021 The WeMed Mediterranean Sustainability Award aims to promote an inclusive transition to sustainability in the Southern Mediterranean countries, contributing to build back better after the devastating socio-economic impacts of COVID-19. The award recognises success stories of sustainable businesses and other actors supporting them, to raise awareness about the role of sustainable entrepreneurs as key drivers for the transition towards a green, circular and blue economy in the Mediterranean, as well as the challenges that they [...]

June 17th, 2021|

Development of water cost recovery strategies for Morocco

Morocco, like several other countries in the region, is increasingly threatened by water scarcity. This is due to the increase in water demand combined with the expected decline in water supplies as a result of climate change. Those factors are leading to an increase in water-related costs as access to water resources is becoming more difficult and is requiring more expensive solutions such as raising existing dams, reusing wastewater or desalination of water for coastal areas. The EU funded [...]

June 15th, 2021|

Improving post-consumer PET bottles management in Morocco through Extended Producer Responsibility

Morocco is a leading country in the Middle East and North Africa region when it comes to environmental and sustainable development issues. The National Charter for the Environment and Sustainable Development, already since 2010, includes references to solid wastes management linking it to circular economy. The National Sustainable Development Strategy (SNDD) has identified circular economy as key for sustainable waste management, which has as a main objective the valorisation of waste and development of waste recovery and recycling sectors. [...]

May 11th, 2021|

Roadmap to reduce use of Single-Use Plastics in Jordan

Some studies suggest that Jordanians use 3 billion plastic bags annually, and only 20 percent of these bags find their way to the landfill. It is obvious that a transition away from Single-Use Plastics is urgently needed. The Ministry of Environment of Jordan issued in 2020, in partnership with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and other key stakeholders, the Waste Sector Green Growth National Action Plan (Waste GG-NAP 2021-2025) based on Jordan’s Green Growth Vision: economic growth which [...]

May 10th, 2021|

Combatting marine litter in Algeria

The Mediterranean is a pollution hotspot when it concerns marine litter, in particular plastics and single-use plastics. Through the Regional Plan on Marine Litter Management in the Mediterranean which was adopted by the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention, Algeria is also addressing this growing problem. Under this plan, countries in the Mediterranean are asked to include measures to address marine litter in their National Action Plans. In this framework, Algeria already implemented several pilot actions and activities in [...]

April 14th, 2021|