MedWaves e-library

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Regional Policy Measures to support Green and Circular Businesses in the Mediterranean

This document presents a set of regional measures adopted by the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention at their COP22.

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A Circular Blue Economy for the Mediterranean

Current practices and opportunities

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Regional Summary of Policy Recommendations to Support the Development of Green and Circular Businesses in the Mediterranean

This document encompasses a set of policy recommendations with the aim to create an enabling environment and remove obstacles for the successful establishment and growth of green and circular economy businesses (also referred to as sustainable businesses) in the Mediterranean region.

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Guidelines to tackle single-use plastic products in the Mediterranean region

The guidelines target policymakers 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.

Guidelines to phase out single-use plastic bags in the Mediterranean

These guidelines intend to present 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.

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Policy Guidelines to Address Single-Use Plastics through Public Procurement in the Mediterranean

The guidelines target policy-makers 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.

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Circular Business Opportunities in the South Mediterranean: How Can Businesses Lead the Way to Sustainable Fashion?

This publication focuses on the different strategies to help achieve a transition to circular economy in the south Mediterranean textile and fashion industry

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Regional Action Plan for Sustainable Consumption and Production in the Mediterranean

The SCP Regional Action Plan 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.

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SCP Policy Toolkit

Toolkit for mainstreaming Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) into key economic sectors in the Mediterranean.


External resources for policymakers


Network of good practices linked to marine litter management from both Mediterranean shores.

Waste Med

This best practice repository aims to promote waste reduction and circular economy across the waste management chain in the Mediterranean region. The 20 cases included are tagged by categories: prevention, collection, no littering, recycling and reuse.

Interreg Euro-MED Academy

Courses and learning opportunities about sustainable and inclusive development in the Euro-Mediterranean region.

Med Urban Tools

Platform with best case studies, interviews with experts and tools about sustainable urban development. It covers the following sectors: Environment and climate change, waste, city strategies and governance, urban planning, mobility, etc.

EuroMed Policy Hub

This hub gathers policy instruments on green growth and related topics that exist on EU, Mediterranean, national, and local levels. It has over 175 items, such as SCP Action Plans on different sectors (energy, waste, climate change, circular economy…).