The “Interreg MED Green Growth Community” was established within the framework of the Interreg-MED programme, with the aim of addressing the main challenges in the MED area related to Green Growth and the Circular Economy. The Community promotes innovation in the following fields: agrofood, eco-innovation, smart cities, waste management and green finance. It is the first time that 165 partners (research institutions, SME’s, governmental bodies, regional/national authorities) from 13 countries exchange knowledge in the field of green growth.
The Union for the Mediterranean labelled the Green Growth Community in October 2019, thereby acknowledging its potential to advance cooperation in the transition to a green and circular economy and to deliver concrete benefits to the citizens of the Mediterranean region.
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The Community produced unified results and knowledge that are currently being capitalized on and transferred to key stakeholders in the MED zone and beyond. It is thereby contributing to achieve the targets of the EU Green Deal and the EU Circular Economy Action Plan.
The Green Growth Community is also contributing to the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, notably SDG 2 (Zero Hunger-Food and Agriculture), SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation), SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy), SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure), SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities) and SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production).
The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) supports the development and implementation of this project within the 2030 GreenerMed Agenda. UfM provides regular policy and technical advice and facilitates the integration, coordination and upscaling of the main project activities and outcomes within the relevant UfM Policy Frameworks and beyond, maximising the dissemination of results among UfM countries and stakeholders at Euro-Mediterranean level.