Welcome to the Mediterranean Sustainability Award

Apr 18 2021

SCP/RAC is launching the WeMed Award, a flagship initiative of the MSSD to promote an inclusive transition to sustainability in the Mediterranean and recognise success stories of sustainable businesses and public authorities supporting them.

Sustainable businesses are key drivers for the transition towards a green, circular and blue economy in the Mediterranean, but they need an enabling policy environment to thrive. This new award aims to recognise the work of innovative green entrepreneurs from Southern Mediterranean countries, as well as the efforts undertaken by other actors in the entrepreneurship ecosystem to support them, such as public authorities, financial institutions, Business Support Organisations or civil society organisations.

At the COP21, the Contracting Parties requested that the Barcelona Convention System, through the Regional Activity Centre for Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP/RAC), launch the first edition of a Mediterranean business award for environmental innovation, as a flagship initiative of the Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development (MSSD).

There are many awards highlighting eco-innovations in Europe, but the benchmarking study conducted by SCP/RAC highlighted that there aren’t as many awards recognising these kinds of achievements in Southern Mediterranean countries.

Source: SCP/RAC