Posted by: EU NEIGHBOURS EAST

As part of the political component of the EU-funded SwitchMed programme, Algeria has developed a national action plan on Sustainable Consumption and Production, entitled ’42 Actions to Develop Sustainable Consumption and Production’.

Algeria has been working towards sustainable development since the early 2000s, through a series of laws and regulations, as well as strategic measures such as the National Action Plan for Environment and Sustainable Development, and programmes of energy transition and development of renewable energies.

Now, a National Plan of Action on Consumption and Sustainable Production Modes (NAP-SCPM) has been developed and adopted. It was drawn up following an assessment of Sustainable Production Consumption Modes in Algeria, which concerned all sectors related to consumption and sustainable production.

The NAP-SCPM is intended for all organisations, businesses, administrations, local communities and civil society associations to take individual and joint initiatives to promote and encourage, through concrete and innovative actions, new products and the use of cleaner technologies.

The Plan of Action has identified priority actions to:
• Integrate sustainable consumption and production patterns into national policies and plans;
• Ensure the energy transition through the promotion of energy efficiency and the development of renewable energies;
• Develop a zero-waste economy by 2030.

The SwitchMed sustainable consumption and production programme aims to promote a switch by the Mediterranean economies towards sustainable consumption and production patterns and green economy, including low-emission development, through demonstration and dissemination of methods that improve resource and energy efficiency. It also seeks to minimise the environmental impacts associated with the life cycle of products and services and, where possible, to promote renewable energy.

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