Make More With Less: Enhancing Resource Efficiency in the Mediterranean - a White Paper by Interreg MED's Green Growth community

Make More With Less: Enhancing Resource Efficiency in the Mediterranean Agro-food Sector and Cities for a Circular Economy

Author
BETA, University of Vic – Central University of Catalonia (UVic - UCC)
Fondazione Ecosistemi
Regional Council of Durrës
Dynamic Vision
University Consortium for Industrial and Managerial Economics (CUEIM)
Publication Date
September, 2019
Country
Croatia
Cyprus
France
Greece
Italy
Malta
Portugal
Slovenia
Spain
United Kingdom
Other
Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro
Language for original content
Key Area
Mercè Boy Roura

The first of 4 Thematic Working Groups created by the Interreg MED's Green Growth community focused on Sustainable Consumption and Production by enhancing Resource Efficiency in the Mediterranean agrofood sector, as well as in urban areas through the implementation of the Smart City Concept.

The White Paper zooms in on the difficulties that companies face in:

  • measuring their environmental footprint and resource efficiency;
  • the use of low-cost, low-tech, labour-intensive and rudimentarily-equipped greenhouses;
  • the lack of energy efficiency and renovation of EU buildings.

It then presents the projects' solutions and the benefits of resource efficiency for the environment and the economy. The projects were monitored according to the EU CEAP's indicator framework.