Tunisia hosts conference on elimination of lead in industrial painting

The Regional Activity Centre for Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP/RAC)  organizes a small trade fair and conferences entitled “The substitution of lead in industrial painting in Tunisia”on 19 and 20 June 2018 at ARENA in Tunis as part of the EU funded SwitchMed project.

Substitution of lead in paint is one of the 20 preventive solutions identified by the SCP / RAC and is the subject of a pilot project in Tunisia as part of the SwitchMed project.

The results of these activities have for purpose to encourage policy makers to support industries in the transition to non-toxic alternatives which is an essential step in the transition to circular economies.

The Regional Activity Centre for Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP/RAC) is a centre for international cooperation with Mediterranean countries on development and innovation in the production sector and civil society, based on more sustainable consumption and production models.

The Centre develops its activity under the Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP) for the protection and development of the Mediterranean basin, an organisation belonging to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

The SCP/RAC was established in 1996 with the name of Regional Activity Centre for Cleaner Production by means of a collaboration agreement between the Spanish Ministry of Environment (currently MAPAMA) and the Government of Catalonia. The establishing of the Centre was based on a decision agreed by the Parties to the Convention for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea against Pollution (known as the Barcelona Convention), the legal framework within which the MAP operates.

TunisianMonitorOnline (MNHN)



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