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Pilot models for environmentally friendly collection and temporary storage of hazardous household waste

21.04.2015 - 07.12.2019

Despite existing policy and regulatory frameworks in the field of national waste management in Bulgaria, efficient solutions for the waste problem are not yet employed. In order to address this, law-conforming systems for environmentally friendly collection and temporary storage of hazardous household waste (HHW) shall be established in a pilot project covering 22 pilot municipalities.

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Environmentally sound disposal of obsolete pesticides

Worker with pesticides

21.04.2015 - 07.12.2019

The project aims to support Bulgaria in the environmentally friendly disposal of several thousand tons of dangerous obsolete chemicals from the days of Communist rule and thereby removes a serious threat to public health and environment.

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Suceava public lighting with LED

02.04.2015 - 07.09.2019

In order to improve road safety and save energy, Suceava’s street lighting system was modernized and equipped with modern LED lamps and a telemanagement system.

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Institutionalization of European Energy Award

02.04.2015 - 30.06.2019

The “Energy City / European Energy Award” is a certification system for sustainable energy management in municipalities. The implementation of the related controlling process favors the optimal allocation of resources to energy relevant projects. The "European Energy Award" is a good instrument to pursue the objectives of the EU program "Covenant of Mayors" which promotes the 20/20/20 objectives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20%, improve energy efficiency by 20% and increase the share of renewable energy in the energy mix by 20%, at the level of municipalities.

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Strenghtening Small Business Membership Organisations

01.04.2015 - 30.06.2018

The business climate in Ukraine is severely hampered by an over-bearing and opaque regulatory framework and captured by powerful political and economic elites. Corruption is widespread and the economy dominated by large monopolies, often state owned. The current transition is an opportunity to break with past practices and to provide more competition and equitable participation in economic opportunities for the SME sector. The project therefore aims to support Business Membership Organizations (BMOs) in order to provide a collective voice to small businesses, to improve the regulatory environment through a public-private dialogue and to support their members in improving their operational performance.

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Natural Capital Finance Alliance

01.04.2015 - 31.12.2020

The Natural Capital Finance Alliance (NCFA) is a financial industry-led initiative aiming to quantify the risks of Natural Capital (e.g. water, soil, rainforest) in financial institutions investment and lending decisions. A methodology will be elaborated and tested at the global level and in some of Switzerland's priority countries.

Water sanitation in 10 medium-sized cities

01.04.2015 - 30.06.2022

This program includes the construction and expansion of existing sewerage systems and the construction of waste water treatment plants (WWTP) in medium-sized cities in Tunisia. It is planned to dedicate the Swiss financing for the construction of the WWTP in Tajérouine, for complementary measures and for the implementation consultant.

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Methodological Support for the Development of Green Public Procurement

18.03.2015 - 30.06.2019

Public institutions belong to the most important buyers of goods and services in many coun­tries. This project aims to support Bulgaria in its effort to turn “Green Public Procure­ment (GPP)” into practice, by providing methodological and practical support to public procure­ment authorities as well as to suppliers of goods and services, by increasing the awareness and exchanging best practi­ces, and by elaborating a practical handbook and its use in public procurement processes. Thereby, the EU’s recommendations on GPP to its member states are taken into account.

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Competition and Consumer Protection in Latin America

01.03.2015 - 28.02.2018

COMPAL is a capacity-building programme promoting sustainable competition and consumer protection systems in Latin America. The programme is implemented by UNCTAD with the support of Switzerland. COMPAL III is the concluding phase of the programme. It aims at consolidating the achievements of the programme in view of making it self-sustainable.

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Global Financial Infrastructure Programme

01.01.2015 - 31.12.2020

The Global Financial Infrastructure Programme (hereafter, the programme) will support the development and creation of well-functioning financial markets in SECO?s priority countries. With a specific focus on credit reporting and secured transaction, the programme will facilitate financial inclusion and foster responsible access to finance. It will be implemented by the the International Finance Corporation (IFC).

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Residential Energy Efficiency Project Phase II

01.01.2015 - 31.03.2018

The project supports the creation of an effective legal and institutional framework for Ukrainian homeowners' associations to get access to finance for the purpose of energy efficiency modernization of the country's existing multi-family housing stock. It is implemented by the International Financial Corporation (IFC).

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Tuzla and Zenica floods rehabilitation and Disaster Risk Reduction measures

01.01.2015 - 30.05.2021

The project, which SECO co-finances with the German Bank for Development (KfW), contributes to ensuring reliable and affordable water supply in the municipalities of Tuzla and Zenica in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

This component (budget increase) focuses on additional measures for Disaster Risk Reduction.

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