Tunisia seeks to reduce by 22% the national energy consumption and promote development of renewable energy by 1000 MW by the brink of 2016.
A current study on green economy was presented, on Tuesday in Tunis, in a round-table discussion on “prospects and opportunities for employment in a green economy in Tunisia.”
The event was organized by the Tunis International Technology and Environment Centre (CITET) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).
This study’s objective is to formulate a green economy concept adapted to the Tunisian context. It also aims to identify the priority sectors for the development of a green economy and define the respective roles of the state and the private sector in this field.
According to director of training and boosting capacities within CITET Faouzi Hammouda, the creation of green employment should be the focus of a strategy to be adopted by the different environment bodies in Tunisia.
Opening this meeting, secretary of state in charge of Environment Salem Hamdi announced that a project on the development of eco-tourism in the Saharan region, supported by the World Environment Fund, is under achievement.
As regards processing of waste, he pointed out that this activity could be further developed by means of setting up a selective sorting-out system at the source and waste collection centres in the industrial zones.