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Flash Report: SWITCH-Asia Regional Networking Event 2019

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Flash Report: SWITCH-Asia Regional Networking Event 2019
Year: 2019
Language: English
SUPPORTING ASIA AND CENTRAL ASIA IN MOVING TOWARDS AN INCLUSIVE GREEN ECONOMY

Through its grants scheme the SWITCH-Asia programme on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) funds pilot projects helping companies to adopt cleaner technologies and more sustainable industrial practices as well as helping consumers to act more responsibly in their daily choices and lifestyles. Since 2007, this EU programme has funded more than 100 projects across a wide range of sectors (energy efficiency in industrial plants and houses, agri-food and fishing sectors, textiles and leather, tourism, logistics and freight) implemented by over 400 Asian and European partners, about 100 private sector associates, indirectly benefitting up to 70.000 micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs).

On 21st and 22nd November 2019, the Regional Networking Event organised by SWITCH-Asia SCP Facility took place in Hanoi, Vietnam at Pullman Hanoi Hotel. The event brought together 22 representatives from all the ongoing grant-funded projects in several countries in the region, as well as over 100 representatives of the EU Delegations in Asia and Central Asia, SWITCH-Asia National Focal Points within ministries of these countries, and selected regional and international organisations, partners and experts working in the field of SCP.