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Work Programme : Environment - Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials
Call Identifier : WASTE-4-2014/2015
Call Type : General International Cooperation Call
Call Description : Towards near-zero waste at European and global level
Publication Date : 10 December 2014
Deadline : 21 April 2015
Title : Towards near-zero waste at European and global level
Description : Specific Challenge: The complexity and heterogeneity of waste streams require coordination and networking between researchers, entrepreneurs and public authorities to harmonise technologies, processes and services, to profit from benchmarking, sharing best practices, and gender mainstreaming, and to use or develop standards. Insufficient cooperation between different value chain players in several raw materials sectors results in lower recycling rates or suboptimal use of raw materials from an environmental and socio-economic point of view. Improved cooperation within or along different value chains and among stakeholders, including a participatory role of citizens, representing the wider society, and civil society organisations, can lead to more efficient use of raw materials and to waste reduction.
The global nature of the waste management challenge requires coordination, pooling of resources and support to the definition of global objectives and strategies, and holds a potential for export of eco-innovative solutions and seizing new markets. Dissemination at international level of knowledge on waste management, including environmental regulations and standards, can contribute to turning waste into a resource at global level and to setting up resource efficient waste management systems and technologies and services, particularly in developing countries and emerging economies. To this end, enhanced forms of participatory processes for all stakeholders are needed.
Raw materials partnerships: Creation of a common multi-stakeholder platform focused on a limited number of key raw materials across their whole value chain. This should involve partners from across the value chain, including mining, processing, recycling, application, public sectors (national/regional/local) and civil society, while respecting the conditions of each value chain. The action shall support implementation of the EIP on Raw Materials.
Targeted countries : American Pacific Isles, American Samoa, Andorra, Antarctica, Antigua And Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bermuda, Bouvet Island, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Ceuta, China, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, French Guiana, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Guam, Heard Island and Mc Donald Islands, Holy See (Vatican City State), Hong-Kong, India, Isle of Man, Japan, Jersey, Korea (Democratic People's Republic of), Korea (Republic of), Kuwait, Macau, Martinique, Melilla, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Reunion, Russia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Taiwan, Tokelau, United Arab Emirates, United States Minor Outlying Islands, United States of America, Virgin Islands (US), Western Sahara

INCO ACP AFRICAN : Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Democratic Republic of), Congo (Republic), Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania (United Republic of), Togo, Uganda

INCO ACP CARIBBEAN : Barbados, Belize, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago

INCO ACP PACIFIC : Cook Islands, East Timor, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of), Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu

INCO ASIA : Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma/ Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Lao (People's Democratic Republic of), Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Viet Nam, Yemen

INCO EECA : Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova (Republic of), Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan

INCO LATIN AMERICA : Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela

INCO MEDITERRANEAN : Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestinian administered areas, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia

INCO WESTERN BALKAN : Kosovo (UN resolution)

PTOM : Anguilla, Aruba, British Indian Ocean Territory, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands (Malvinas), French Polynesia, French Southern Territories, Greenland, Mayotte, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, Pitcairn, Saint Helena, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands, Virgin Islands (British), Wallis and Futuna