Sectors: Agriculture - Fisheries, Citizenship, Co-op & Development, Energy, Environment, Innovation, New technologies
Beneficiaries: Agencies Chambers, Development NGOs, International Organisation, Local and Regional authorities, Non-profit organisations
Regions: European Union, Worldwide
Category: Call for proposals
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Burkina Faso, Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, Mauritius, and South Africa
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Responsible: European commission
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The global objective of SWITCH Africa Green is to support the transformation towards an inclusive green economy which generates growth, creates jobs, and reduces poverty.
Priorities and funded actions:
– Adoption of Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) practices in the 7 participating countries (Burkina Faso, Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, Mauritius, and South Africa).
– Design for sustainability and eco-innovation- where possible with locally produced technology to tailor to the local conditions and avoid high transaction costs, using life cycle approaches and concepts such as Eco-design, Design for Recycling, Design for the Poor, etc.;
– Practices contributing to sustainable consumption: green procurement, consumer awareness raising and marketing of environmentally friendly products, use of eco-labelling schemes, prevention of misleading environmental claims and greenwashing, etc.;
– Sustainable usage – closed-loop schemes in relation to re-use repair and recycle systems; promotion of waste treatment by consumers; prevention of waste (including food waste).
Among financed actions
– Capacity building;
– Awareness raising;