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In Tunisia, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) will focus on actions that can develop the value chain of the textile and garment industry in becoming more circular and sustainable. Together with global brands, international key-experts, local stakeholders, and actors along the Tunisian textile value chain, UNIDO will work on developing an infrastructure that can valorize post-industrial and pre-consumer textile waste, and to develop local capacities that help eliminate the use of hazardous chemicals in the textile production.
At policy level, Tunisia has successfully developed their Sustainable Consumption and Production National Action Plan (SCP-NAP) (SDG12) and is currently implementing it. For further information please visit the Tunisia national policy hub.
The Regional Activity Centre for Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP/RAC) of the United Nations Environment Programme Mediterranean Action Plan (UNEP/MAP) provides enhanced support services for both business support organisations (BSO) and entrepreneurs to foster the creation, incubation and acceleration of sustainable business models. These services include the transfer of methodologies to the BSO and training, coaching and advisory services to green entrepreneurs, as well as activities promoting networking and access to finance.
A joint initiative launched by SwitchMed and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) helps Tunisian ecotourism entrepreneurs by expanding market access for their sustainable products in international markets. During its first phase, the initiative will focus on identifying national eco-entrepreneurs and companies called “Switchers” throughout the entire Tunisian ecotourism value chain and international retailers and intermediaries.
Find the results of SwitchMed Phase I in Tunisia here.