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Heat insulation and energy-efficient equipment in public hospitals

Construction work in Taurage

21.12.2011 - 30.04.2017

Switzerland is supporting the improvement of energy efficiency in 24 Lithuanian maternity wards. Thanks to improved building insulation, women in childbirth and their newborn babies enjoy better conditions, hospital operating costs are reduced and environmental protection is promoted.

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Environmental monitoring in Estonia

Researchers lower a side-scan sonar into the sea.

01.12.2011 - 30.06.2016

Switzerland has equipped Estonian laboratories and monitoring stations with modern devices and financed the training of personnel.  This has given Estonia comprehensive, reliable environmental data on water, air, radioactivity and natural disasters.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Protecting the environment
Environmental monitoring

01.12.2011 - 30.06.2016

CHF 8'500'000

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Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production Program in Ukraine

01.10.2011 - 31.12.2020

The project "Promoting the adaptation and adoption of RECP (Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production) through the establishment and operation of a Cleaner Production Centre in Ukraine" aims at enhancing the resource productivity, competitiveness and environmental performance of industry in Ukraine.

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Indonesian-Swiss Intellectual Property (ISIP), Phase II

14.09.2011 - 31.12.2020

Intellectual property rights support economic competitiveness and innovation. With its rich cultural diversity and 56 million SMEs, Indonesia has a strong potential to strengthen its creative industries. ISIP-2 supports Indonesia?s strategy to bolster innovation and income generation by improving stakeholder awareness, access and benefits from a robust Intellectual Property framework.

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Child Protection in Tourism, Phase II

01.09.2011 - 31.12.2017

This project will contribute to improving quality and competitiveness in travel and tourism, an economic sector providing significant economic and employment benefits in developing countries. By strengthening a voluntary sustainability standard, the proposed project will support institutional expansion and infrastructure development for, in order to prevent and combat sexual exploitation of children in tourism and to improve the tourism sector's sustainability and competitiveness. The specific objectives of this proposal include the establishment of the Tourism Child-Protection Code of Conduct as a voluntary sustainability standard and quality control mechanism in tourism, and to strengthen its global organizational structure- to improve the quality of the Code implementation, by strengthening the national, regional and international implementation- to support the implementation of the Code in Switzerland through the local code representative (LCP), ECPAT Switzerland.

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Textile Ethical Fashion, International Trade Center

25.07.2011 - 31.12.2015

The International Trade Center project aims at increasing employment in local working communities by establishing a sustainable export market between the international fashion system and a network of disadvantaged African working communities (with particular reference to women entrepreneurs), designers and small manufacturers, based in Ghana and to some extent in two neighboring countries: Burkina Faso and Mali.

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Energy efficiency standards for consumer goods

01.07.2011 - 31.12.2014

Between 2011 and 2013, SECO supported the organizational build up of Top10 China. Since its launch Top10 China has aimed to inform and influence Chinese manufacturers, retailers and government by becoming an international benchmark for product energy performance. The time between 2014 and 2016 is envisaged as institutional Consolidation Phase.

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Biomass Cogeneration Plant in Lebork

Combined heat and biomass power plant

01.07.2011 - 31.12.2016

The city of Lebork with its 35'000 inhabitants is located in the Pomorskie Voivodship in Northern Poland. The Pomorskie Voivodship, with its vast forests, has an important potential for the exploitation of renewable energy sources in general and biomass in particular. Today, energy demand is covered by coal. The project aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to increase health and living conditions in the city of Lebork by introducing a biomass based heat and power plant to supply base load heat and electricity to the city’s district heating system.

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Energy Efficiency Vinnitsa

22.06.2011 - 31.12.2019

The project aims at improving the municipal infrastructure and its energy efficiency. To do so, the district heating network will be rehabilitated, capacity will be built and the awareness about energy efficiency and renewable energy will be raised. The project supports Vinnitsa on its way to becoming an energy-efficient city.

Europe and Central Asia : PPP Transaction Advisory Program

01.06.2011 - 31.12.2022

The ECA Program, managed by the International Finance Corporation IFC, is providing infrastructure transaction advisory and capacity building services to the public sector authorities to promote Public-Private Partnerships in Southeastern Europe and Central Asia.

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Organic Market Development

01.05.2011 - 31.12.2018

This project is a follow up of the project "organic certification and market development" which laid the ground for introducing organic farming in Ukraine which was inexistent when SECO started its work in 2007.

The project aims at strengthening the competitiveness of Ukraine's organic agricultural sector by 1) increasing the quality and trade volume of selected organic arable crops from small and medium sized farms for export, 2) increasing the quality and trade volume of organic dairy products from small and medium sized farms for the domestic market, and 3) developing a trademark for regional food products and tourism for the Carpathians, 4) improving commercial organic services, and 5) fostering a conducive environment for the development of the organic sector. It is being implemented by the Swiss Research Institute for Organic Agriculture (FiBL), in cooperation with the stakeholders of the organic sector in Ukraine.

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