Who are we?
The Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP)
The Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP) is a Regional Seas Programme under UNEP’s umbrella that brings together 21 Mediterranean neighbouring countries. The MAP provides support to those countries in the implementation of the Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment and the Coastal Region of the Mediterranean, the so-called Barcelona Convention.
The Regional Activity Centre for Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP/RAC)
The Regional Activity Centre for Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP/RAC) is one of the centres belonging to MAP. It is appointed with the mandate from the Contracting Parties of the Convention to promote Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) in the Mediterranean region. In order to accomplish that mission, the centre provides knowledge, training, advice and networking opportunities to businesses, entrepreneurs, financial agents, civil society organisations and governments that work to provide Mediterranean society with innovative services and products that are good for the people and for the planet.
The centre provides technical assistance to the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention to adopt SCP as integrated approach to decouple development from pollution and environmental impact.
Likewise, SCP/RAC supports green entrepreneurs and change makers driving eco and social innovations in the Mediterranean by providing training, technical and financial advice, jointly with a network of strategic local partners and local trainers. Moreover, SCP/RAC works closely with financial agents to establish mechanism that enable entrepreneurs and small companies that provide SCP solutions access to funding.
Partners and supporters
The SwitchersFund was developed under the framework of the SwitchMed programme in cooperation with the European Federation of Ethical and Alternative Banks and Financiers. The SwitchersFund also received funds by the ENICBC-GIMED project.
Our strategic partnership includes The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), The Union for the Mediterranean (UFM), The Italian Minister of Environment and the Blue Natural Capital Financing Facility among others.
The SwitchersFund and the SCP/RAC are members of EVPA – The European Venture Philanthropy Association