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Presentation on theme: "GREEN INDUSTRY AND RESOURCE EFFICIENCY A presentation by Florian Peter Iwinjak UNIDO Brussels FROM WORDS TO ACTION."— Presentation transcript:


2 Outline  Thoughts  Common principles and objectives  Words  Green economy and policy  Actions  Green industry  Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production  Example: NCPC Cuba  Actions in the OECS


4 What we start to realize… Group Nation Region Global

5 Common principles and objectives  Global: UNCED Rio 1992, Kyoto 1997, etc.  Regional: Barbados Plan for action  National: SCP national strategies  Group: Agenda 21  Individual: Lifestyle and consumption pattern  Common objectives:  Respect for earth’s carrying capacity  Sustainable production and consumption  First relative and the absolute decoupling  Low carbon society

6 Evolution of sustainable manufacturing concepts and practices Source: OECD 2010


8 Industry as part of the solution  Main challenges today: Poverty reduction Wealth and job creation Climate change  Parts of the solution: Inclusiveness Competitiveness Greening

9 Green Economy Green Economy (UNEP, DESA) Green Growth (ESCAP, G20, OECD) Green Jobs (ILO) Sustainable Consumption and Production Green Industry (UNIDO) Macro-level (policy/strategy) Micro-level (operational/ solutions) Green Industry is the strategy for realization of Green Growth – Green Economy – Green Jobs in manufacturing and related sectors

10 Policy Framework for Green Industry  Integrated framework  Creating an enabling environment  Industry-led initiatives  Harnessing environmental technologies  Instrument mix

11 Instrument Mix


13 UNIDO Green Industry Themes Enabling Green Industry Framework Greening of IndustriesCreating Green Industries Resource Productivity (materials, water & energy) Pollution Prevention (waste & emissions Responsible Chemicals’ Solutions Renewable and Efficient Energy Materials Recovery (3Rs) Pollution Control (POPs, E-waste, Environmental Services Policy and Strategy Capacity Building Technology Development, Adaptation & Deployment Financial Instruments Resource Efficient & Cleaner Production

14 Benefits for sustainable development  Economic dynamic  Increased competitiveness and Production efficiency  Cleantech is one of the fastest growing global sectors  Human development dimension  Direct jobs and indirect jobs created  Enhanced skills base & improved working conditions  Environmental protection  Minimization of the impact on nature by enterprises  Contribution to low carbon society and footprint

15 National Cleaner Production Centres  Int. programme launched in 1994 as a follow-up to Rio  47 NCPCs established worldwide  Technical tools & training manuals produced  thousands national & industrial experts trained  Regional roundtables, networks of NCPCs and related initiatives

16 16 National Cleaner Production Centres  Mission: to reinforce CP concepts, methods, practices and policies  Start off as a project by host institution, transition into nationally owned entities  Five common service areas 1. Awareness building and information dissemination 2. Professional training 3. In plant assessments/technical assistance 4. Policy advice 5. Transfer of Environmentally Sound Technologies  2010: Resource Efficient Cleaner Production RECP Network for best practice sharing

17 RECP for Climate Action

18 Cuba National Cleaner Production Network  Established in 2001 with UNIDO support  Mission to foster implementation of Cleaner Production in Cuba  Operates with five focal points each coordinating sector specific initiatives  Center for Environmental Information, Management and Education, part of Environmental Agency (CIGEA-AMA),  Institute for Research of Sugar Cane Derivates (ICIDCA)  Institute for Research on Food Industry (IIIA),  Research Institute of Tropical Fruits (IIFT)  Center for Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology (CIGB)

19 Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) management: Havana, Cuba  Results  Reduction by 38% of waste going to landfill  Landfill improved to contain leachate  First national waste analysis laboratory established  Production of compost, used in agriculture  Biogas plant built and used to generate electricity for 150 households  Trained > 1100 experts  Created > 40 jobs

20 Efficient Water Management Demonstration Projects: Edible oil & sugar cane industry  Edible oil industry  Avoidance of 70 t of caustic soda/ year.  Reduction of the pollution load discharged to Havana Bay, in 12 t DQO/ year  Avoidance of 25,000 t of CO2 emissions.  Sugar Cane industry  Saving of 1,100,000 m3 of water in a 100 days campaign, with a value of US$ 55,000.  Water consumption index reduced from 5 m3/t to 0.78 m3/t of sugar cane.  Manual for water management in food industry and TV series on cleaner production

21 UNIDO activities in Eastern Caribbean  Competitiveness and innovation  Regional programme designed for Cariforum  Renewable energy  Global Sustainable Energy Islands Initiative (GSEII)  Caribbean Solar financing programme (CSFP): Granada  Smaller ongoing activities  HCFC phase-out management plan: St. Lucia and St. Vincent and Grenadines

22 Potential opportunities in OECS  Joining Green Industry Initiative and becoming part of RECP Programme  Capacity building and demonstration projects  Waste Reduction, Reuse and Recovery (3R)  Renewable Energy e.g. solar, wind, geothermal  Support for Investment Promotion Agencies  Norms and standards for agribusiness  Creative Industries and youth emploment

23 Time to think and act green Group Nation Region Global “Be the change you want to see in the world” Mahatma Ghandi “It is better to be approximately right than absolutely wrong” Albert Einstein

24 Thank you very much

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