Within the framework of the CLIMA project, four funds were allocated to promote circular economy initiatives in Lebanon and enhance environmental and economic development. The initiative awarded with grants four green social enterprises operating in different areas of the country.
Each enterprise will receive a grant of up to 5,000 euros in addition to access to expert technical support and mentoring. The funds will increase the capability of start-ups and businesses already established in the country and create decent jobs for women and youth.
CLIMA's grant fund will help improving the services and capabilities of the awarded green businesses, building on their existing capacities. Furthermore, the funds will allow the social enterprises to adequately respond to the needs of the communities in which they operate and create new, decent, inclusive and sustainable jobs, involving women and youth.
The CLIMA project aims to cope with environmental, economic and social problems of organic waste mismanagement in three Mediterranean countries (Italy, Lebanon and Tunisia), 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.