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Global Eco-Industrial Parks Programme

  • Published on January 31, 2022


The development objective of the Global Eco-Industrial Parks Programme (GEIPP) is to demonstrate the viability and benefits of greening industrial parks by improving resource productivity and economic, environmental and social performances of businesses and thereby contributing to inclusive and sustainable industrial development in the participating developing and transition economies.

Resource efficient and cleaner production methods are important for a more sustainable and climate friendly way of production, but their broad deployment and effective use has yet to happen. The tons and kilotons of resources saved and emissions avoided at enterprise level, still do not match the need to avoid these in terms of mega- and giga-tons. Therefore, approaches which foster a quicker and more widespread uptake of resource efficient and cleaner production methods and techniques are key.

Working in more scalable models with groups of enterprises located in industrial parks provides a valuable starting point, along with greater emphasis for tailored advocacy and enabling policy for and supportive governance of resource efficient and cleaner production methods in the country. By targeting industrial parks, interventions at three levels of governance could be embedded, increasing chances for successful implementation: individual companies (micro), industrial parks management (meso) and local and central governments (macro).

GEIPP focusses on contributing to the following outcomes:

l  Eco-Industrial Parks (EIP) incentivised and mainstreamed in relevant policy and regulations leading to an increased role of EIP in environmental, industry and other relevant policies at the national levels in the participating Programme countries.

l  EIP opportunities identified and implementation started, with environmental (e.g. resource productivity) economic and social benefits achieved by enterprises confirmed. The implementation of EIP opportunities by enterprises and other organisations will be supported by the EIP services providers, and will lead to reduction of the environmental footprint and operational and compliance costs of businesses, and an increase in their - natural - resource productivity.

EIP tools developed, services delivery capacity enhanced and lessons learnt properly capturing and effectively exchanged. EIP tools developed and made applicable beyond the context of the individual parks or countries (via description how to apply tools locally).

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