The objective of this document is to develop an open ecoinnovation manual to help match companies and public
institutions in search of green and circular business solutions with entrepreneur providers using an open
This publication focuses on the different strategies to help achieve a transition to circular economy in the south Mediterranean textile and fashion industry.
The guidelines target policy-makers and provide them with a step-by-step approach for developing the most appropriate framework to prevent the negative impacts of single-use plastic products, including marine litter generation.
The guidelines target policy-makers in the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention and provide them with a step-by-step approach for developing the appropriate framework to address the reduction of single-use plastics through procurement in the public sector.
The guidelines intend to provide a common understanding of the set of measures that can be considered in developing the most appropriate legal and regulatory framework to introduce the non-single use of plastic bags in the signatory countries of the Barcelona Convention.
In this article, we set out a framework for circular economy business strategies. We argue that the shift to sustainable patterns of consumption and production that is urgently needed can be enabled only by pursuing a set of sustainable business models. We also propose a definition of a sustainable business model and show how value creation happens. Finally, we also suggest a hierarchy among the business models based on retention of value and extension of responsibility.
The overall aim of this report is to describe the state of play in the development of circular economy in Selected sectors of the Blue Economy in the Mediterranean. It is the result of a joint work with the Blue Growth Community and the SwitchMed prorgamme.
Toxic chemicals of concern that are widespread in common plastic products can hinder the momentum for a circular economy. This report shines a light on extensive evidence of toxic chemical components in plastics that can harm human and environmental health and impede a safe circular economy.
The SCP Regional Action Plan addresses key human activities which have an impact on the Mediterranean marine and coastal environment. It defines common objectives and identifies actions guiding the implementation of SCP in four priority areas namely Food, fisheries and agriculture; Goods manufacturing; Tourism and Housing and construction.
This publication is not an “activity report”, but it has been conceived through interviews with project leaders with one goal in mind: to share the inspiration, key tools and lessons learnt with the largest number of people, in the most approachable way. This is about hope, so let’s get inspired and rise to one of the most crucial challenges of our time. This publication addresses different aspects of plastic pollution: awareness raising, collaboration with the private sector, advocacy with authorities, waste management, etc.
The report explores the relationship between Circular Economy, Sustainable Business Models (SBM), and Climate Change Mitigation (CCM), as well as the empirical evidence, social aspects, and research gaps of the nexus using a systematic literature review of publications, interviews to key stakeholders and practitioners, and analysis of key cases.
The measures, adopted by Mediterranean countries during COP22 of the Barcelona Convention, will contribute to the transition towards a circular, green and blue economy in the region.