CLIMA
CLIMA – Cleaning Innovative Mediterranean Action: reducing waste to boost economies

About the project

While by 2020 most EU Member States will be reusing and recycling at least 50% of their municipal waste, landfilling less than 35% of biodegradable waste, and recycling at least 55% of packaging, forecasts are more difficult to determine for Mediterranean Partner Countries. The CLIMA project, and its regional platform of Italian, Tunisian and Lebanese municipalities, public agencies and NGOs, aims to cope with environmental, economic and social problems of organic waste mismanagement in three Mediterranean countries, developing policy tools like integrated Municipal Waste Management Plans, innovative technical solutions such as the compost drum and two improved pilot compost sites. At the same time, the project will support local businesses active in the circular economy sector, as well as information and advocacy campaigns to change citizens’ attitude towards zero waste paradigm. Through the project, around 80,000 citizens in 3 municipalities will benefit from the reduction of waste production due to the increase of treated organic waste. 

Key information

CLIMA
CLIMA – Cleaning Innovative Mediterranean Action: reducing waste to boost economies
B.4 Environmental protection, climate change adaptation and mitigation
B.4.2 Waste management
Italy, Tunisia, Lebanon

Financial data

2.8 million
Total budget
2.5 million
EU contribution
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10%
Project co-financing

Highlights

Project in numbers

6
Partners
3
Countries
Technical outputs

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What will be improved?

By defining a multiannual strategy at municipal level, fostering cross-border exchanges of experiences and transfer of innovation in treating and recovering high quality organic component, the project will positively impact the 3 targeted territories, reducing the risk of unsafe or illegal disposal of waste and creating at the same time new opportunities for businesses using organic waste as secondary raw material.

Who will benefit?

  • 9 institutions and local authorities directly involved in the realisation of the project activities
  • 12 firms and economic actors interested in affordable supply of high quality secondary raw materials
  • 450 people among citizens and decision-makers aware on the necessity of a circular and sustainable waste collection and management
  • 40 partners’ staff experts benefitting from technical trainings and exchange visits
  • 80,000 citizens and key stakeholders reached by the territorial education and sensitisation campaigns at Mediterranean level

Expected achievements

  • 3 Municipal Waste Management Plans integrated with specific measures on the management of organic waste and targets to be met in order to reduce the production of waste and increase the reuse of the organic component
  • 3 composting sites created or enhanced in Tunisia (municipality of Mahdia) and Lebanon (Municipality of Bikfaya and Tanaayel)
  • 12 local social enterprises receiving technical and financial support to foster the creation of an organic waste value chain
  • 160+ awareness-raising and educational actions in the field of sustainable waste management
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CLIMA awards grants to four social enterprises in Lebanon to develop innovative and green businesses

Each enterprise will receive a grant of up to 5,000 euros in addition to access to expert technical support and mentoring.

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CLIMA organised Environmental Festival “Only One Earth” in Tunisia

CLIMA project co-organised the first Environmental Festival of Mahdia and Rejiche in Tunisia. The festival used the theme “Only One Earth” to join the struggle launched for th…

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CLIMA inaugurates a special membrane for composting organic waste in the Municipality of Bickfaya, Lebanon

The new special membrane for the composting unit arrival was celebrated during a ceremony hosted by Bickfaya Municipality on May 27th.

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CLIMA launches call for sub-grants to support circular economy initiatives in Sestri Levante, Italy

The call is addressed to Italian NGOs and SMEs interested in food waste reduction. Deadline for submitting proposals is 24/05/2022.

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Tunisia: CLIMA highlights importance of reducing food losses and waste

Thanks a collaboration with local association ‘TWASSOL’, composters have been installed in schools and an awareness campaign on waste sorting has been implemented with househo…

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CLIMA provides a solution to the management of organic waste for the 6,000 citizens of Bickfaya, Lebanon

In May, the installation of the special membrane for composting will be completed. This innovation will provide a solution to the organic wa…

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Italy: CLIMA stands with the young generations to dream a new Sestri Levante

Last Friday, our project took part in Nassalonga, an event organised by the local youth association La Nassa to engage the young generations living in Sestri Levante in laying…

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TutelArt, when beauty meets pollution: the new flashmob by CLIMA in Sestri Levante, Italy

On Sunday 6th March, Sestri Levante Municipality launched a new awareness campaign on its beaches engaging two local artists in a land art flashmob where natural materials wer…

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CLIMA staff discovers new Italian excellences, from worm composting to Zero Waste

On 10th and 11th March, project partners came together from all of the countries involved in the project for an intense two-days adventure between environmental communication,…

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Bickfaya schools go green, the new awareness campaign for Lebanese students by CLIMA

Lebanese partners Arcenciel and Bickfaya Municipality launched a new awareness campaign to refresh students' knowledge on circular economy principles.

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CLIMA -Launching of a selection procedure of a consulting firm in Tunisia

The International Center for Environmental Technologies of Tunis (CITET) is launching a procedure for the selection of a consulting firm for the development of two studies, re…

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From door-to-door to pay-as-you-throw: CLIMA goals for a sustainable ecological transition

CLIMA project partners depict their guidelines to face waste management issues in Bikfaya and Sestri Levante at the online dialogue among elected representatives from the Medi…

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CLIMA project starring in Legambiente Genova Ecoforum Tour

Legambiente, Italian ngo focused on climate change and environmental justice, launched a new project involving some of the Italian Municipalities that stand out for their environmental sensibility. One of the e…

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CLIMA joins Med4Waste project to reduce waste production

A short resume on the online meeting hosted on Wednesday 29th January involving the projects aimed to waste management improvement by ENI CBC MED Programme.

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Christmas with CLIMA project: second-hand presents to improve circular economy in Lebanon

Due to the financial crisis, Lebanese people discovered new ways to save money without giving up on Christmas traditions.

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CLIMA - Invitation to tender by the municipality of Mahdia (Tunisia) for the construction of a composting station

The composting station will be built in Garaat Mrobbi. Deadline to send offers: Wednesday January 12.

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CLIMA - Call for tenders by the municipality of Mahdia (Tunisia) for new solar equipment

The municipality of Mahdia is launching a call for tenders according to the simplified procedures through the public online purchasing system (TUNEPS) for the supply and insta…

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CLIMA - Invitation to tender by the municipality of Mahdia (Tunisia) for the supply of equipment for fluids

The invitation to tender refers to the composting station in Garaat Mrobbi. Deadline to send offers: Thursday, December 16

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CLIMA promotes composting lessons in the municipality of Sestri Levante, Italy

"Compost makes flowers bloom" is the slogan chosen by the local center for environmental education Labter launched for the composting lessons organised for free and …

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CLIMA launches a new call for proposals for social enterprises in Lebanon

The aim is to streghten the compost value chain by providing subsidies to 5 social enterprises interested in developing innovative businesses for the use of raw material.  ​​​…

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CLIMA promotes international cooperation on waste management at "Ecoforum Legambiente" event

Lebanese and Tunisian partners took part in the 2021 edition of one of the main events hosted by Legambiente: good practices, future goals a…

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The CLIMA project launches grants for 5 environmental, sustainable and inclusive projects in Tunisia

The objective is to promote circular economy initiatives to help reduce environmental and socio-economic problems in the Mahdia region.

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CLIMA project boosts Tunisian awareness campaign against food waste

Why to waste? Tunisia offers a solution: the campaign aimed to prevent food waste reached more than 200,000 people on a national level.

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Tunisia: CLIMA organizes an awareness day on the selective sorting of household waste in Mahdia

The project proposes the application of a new selective sorting system in the pilot district Djbal Dar Ouaja in Mahdia.

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CLIMA implements first steps for a proper waste collection system in Mahdia, Tunisia

The project hed the first open day with the citizens of the pilot neighbourhood in Mahdia to initiate a campaign promoting separated waste collection.

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CLIMA implements clothes donation event to face the crisis in Lebanon

To face the economic crisis that has forced Lebanese people to go below the poverty line, Bickfaya Municipality has launched a donation event to help citizens in need.

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Tunisia: CLIMA participates in the the 'Cleanup Mahdia' campaign

A consortium of associations, environmental activists and diving schools fight against marine litter in Mahdia thanks to the awareness campaign Cleanup Mahdia, supported by CL…

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CLIMA - How to manage infectious waste during pandemic spread

CLIMA series of webinars provides opportunities for Lebanese and Tunisian to exchange good practices on medical waste management.

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Italy: CLIMA implements the reusable cup campaign to reduce plastic production in seaside resorts

For the second year in a row, Sestri Levante Municipality in partnership with local seaside resorts, launched an awareness campaign aimed to…

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CLIMA Steering Committee, a new consortium agreement

During the second steering committee, CLIMA partners approved a shared consortium agreement. Notwithstanding the difficulties faced by Tunisia and Lebanon, the project goes on.

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CLIMA - The project strenghts between communication and advocacy

CLIMA project took part in the last webinar organised by Interreg Med and ENI CBC Med National Contact Points to depict its communication strategies

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CLIMA - New call for tender for the selection of an administrative and financial management assistant in Tunisia

The International Center for Environmental Technologies of Tunis (CITET) is launching a call for applications for the selection of an execut…

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CLIMA - New call for tender for the selection of a non-profit association in Tunisia

New call for tender for the selection of an association or any other non-profit organization for carrying out and follow up of awareness-raising activities towards "zero …

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CLIMA - Tender for the provision of a composting plant equipment in Lebanon

The deadline for submission of tenders is Saturday 17th July at 23:59 (CET). The tenders can be submitted starting from Thursday 15th July.

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CLIMA - How to host an eco-friendly and magical weekend in Sestri Levante

From 11th to 13th of June, CLIMA project organised an eco-friendly workshop for the children attending the 24th edition of Andersen Festival, the main Italian event dedicated …

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CLIMA - Call for the selection of an administrative and financial management assistant in Tunisia

The International Center for Environmental Technologies in Tunis (CITET) is looking for an administrative and financial management assistant…

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CLIMA - Call for the selection of a non-profit association in Tunisia

Consultation for the selection of an association or any other non-profit organization to carry out and monitor activities to raise awareness towards "zero waste".

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CLIMA raises awareness of food waste during Ramadan - second episode in Tunisia

The journey of CLIMA project to discover the phenomenon of food waste during Ramadan continues with the second episode that takes us to Tunisia

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CLIMA raises awareness of food waste during Ramadan

In Lebanon, food waste is estimated to increase by 25% during Ramadan. CLIMA explores this phenomenon in the countries involved in the project and offers solutions to make the most of leftover food.

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CLIMA - Awareness-raising events for the benefit of schools and youth centers in Mahdia

Awareness days on waste recovery and recycling for schoolchildren recently took place in Tunisia.

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CLIMA - Call for applications for the selection of an assistant in administrative and financial management in Tunisia

Application to be submitted no later than 29th March 2021 to CITET - (Center International des Technologies de l'Environnement) of Tuni…

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CLIMA - Call for applications for the selection of an accountant in Tunisia

The International Center for Environmental Technologies in Tunis is looking for an accountant to strengthen the internal project team under the supervision of the financial ma…

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CLIMA project: Bickfaya Municipality and Arcenciel work together towards a cleaner Lebanon

Bickfaya Municipality and the NGO Arcenciel launched a digital awareness campaign to highlight good practices in sorting and recycling domestic waste.

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CLIMA First International Forum explores weaknesses and opportunities in municipal waste management

Advocacy, simplify complex procedural systems and analisys of waste management plans were the main topics discussed during the First Interna…

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Job vacancy under the CLIMA project: financial manager

The deadline for the receipt of applications is January 29th.

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Tunisia: CLIMA project contributes to the upgrade of the Waste Management Plan of the Municipality of Mahdia

The first international forum of CLIMA project took place from October 22 to 24 in Tunisia to improve the performance of municipalities in …

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CLIMA - Clean up Day, Sestri Levante Municipality takes action to clean up the city

CLIMA project collaborated with a youth local association to clean up 'Gromolo', one of the main streams of the city.

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CLIMA - Call for an expert in Municipal Waste Plans

Proposal must be submitted by 30th of August.

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CLIMA - Awareness day on the management and recovery of municipal waste

Carry out sustainable actions to reduce waste in Mahdia, highlight the work accomplished by the project partners, the establishment of selective sorting in a pilot district an…

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First CLIMA Steering Committee: discussing achievements and next steps all together

After the lockdown and several bilateral meetings between partners in each country, the CLIMA project hosted its first Steering Committee.

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CLIMA - All about compost, how to manage organic waste in Lebanon

From vermicolture to domestic composters, read the what happened during the webinar on innovative composting techniques held by Arcenciel, Lebanese partner of the CLIMA projec…

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CLIMA: CITET Tunisia is looking for an external auditor

The deadline for receiving offers is July 14, 2O2O.

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CLIMA - After the lockdown, back to a safe workplace: the Lebanese strategy

As a part of the crisis response, Arcenciel and the Lebanese Red Cross (LRC) hosted a COVID-19 awareness webinar on June 12th to emphasize the importance of safety while going…

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18 May 2020
CLIMA: new waste composting facility to be implemented in Mahdia, Tunisia

The new waste treatment facility will be implemented under the CLIMA project in the area of the Mahdia prison and foresees the involvement of inmates in sorting and composting…

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10 February 2020
New solutions for organic waste management: launch of the CLIMA project

The CLIMA project aims to improve organic waste management by developing policy tools and innovative technical solutions.