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A new Call for Proposals has been recently launched by the European Commission to promote Green Economy through demand driven on Sustainable Consumption and Production. The Deadline for submission of the Concept Notes is 14/02/2017
The specific objective of this Call for Proposals is to promote sustainable production (development of less polluting and more resource efficient products, processes and services) and sustainable consumption patterns and behaviours in Asia (purchase of less polluting and more resource-efficient products; conducting more sustainable lifestyles and behaviour). This objective should be achieved through an improved understanding and strengthened cooperation between Europe and Asia, and within Asia, notably by supporting Asian SMEs and consumers in adopting sustainable consumption and production practices and activities by getting access to finance, and by mobilizing the relevant stakeholders such as the private sector, financial intermediaries, retailers, producers and consumer organisations and groups, individual consumers along with relevant public sector authorities.
The major target groups of the proposed projects are:
(i) Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) which are the main beneficiaries of the improved environmental practices, technologies and management processes;
(ii) Consumer organisations and consumer (groups) who will benefit from better-quality and environmentally friendly products;
(iii) Government bodies at sub-national and local level.
The eligible lead applicant should be:
Non-profit making organisations
Intermediary organisations and networks (chambers of commerce and industry associations;
Organisations aiming at pursuing sustainable development*
Public sector operator, e.g. University
Governmental institution, both at the regional and local level
The Guidelines for the Applicants is attached for your reference.
Detail of about this Call for Proposals can be found in:
For further questions about the Call, please contact: EuropeAid-SWITCH-ASIA@ec.europa.eu