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Eco-Industrial Parks and Industrial Symbiosis Focus of UNIDO Event at Green Week 2014

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), in collaboration with the European Commission, held a dedicated side-session during Green Week 2014 on “Eco-Industrial Parks as a Tool to Scale Up a Resource Efficient and Circular Economy”. The session brought together

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Green industry training programme opens in Bahrain

A training course on green industry, organized by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), opened 11 June in Manama, the capital of Bahrain. The seven-day, regional training programme entitled “Green industry: Transforming the industry of the future” is conducted

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UNIDO to hold two forums in 2014 on strategies and instruments for inclusive and sustainable industrial development

To support UNIDO’s role as a facilitator of knowledge and advice on policies and strategies towards achieving inclusive and sustainable industrial development, the Director General of UNIDO, LI Yong, has announced plans to convene two global forums in 2014. The

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Introducing the Women in Green Industry Chapter

The Green Industry Platform, co-chaired by UNIDO and UNEP, has established a Women in Green Industry Chapter, which aims to benefit female professionals who work in green industry. Responding to the challenges of women facing persistent inequalities with regards to

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Interview with the Green Industry Platform Chairperson

In June 2013, Mr. LI Yong was elected the Director General of UNIDO and became the Chairperson of the Green Industry Platform. With a strong passion for international initiatives on infrastructure financing, green growth and climate financing, Mr. LI Yong

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Costa Rican environmental bank joins Green Industry Platform

VIENNA – BanCO2, the world’s first CO2 bank focused on climate change mitigation and low-carbon development promotion, joined the UNIDO-UNEP Green Industry Platform today. At an event organized by Costa Rica’s Permanent Mission in Vienna, diplomatic staff and United Nations

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VinylPlus joins the Green Industry Platform

On the occasion of the third Green Industry Conference held in Guangzhou, China (7-9 November), VinylPlus joined the Green Industry Platform, a joint initiative of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The

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soleRebels CEO joins Green Industry Platform Advisory Board

VIENNA – Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of soleRebels – Africa’s fastest growing footwear brand – has joined the advisory board of the Green Industry Platform, convened by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the

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Sustainable business should be the norm not a niche

UNIDO and ecoConnect CIC, the United Kingdom’s premier green industry business network, held a joint event in London to address the benefits, challenges and opportunities for businesses through the pursuance of a Green Industry approach. As part of ecoConnect’s “Green

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More with less: resource scarcity as a catalyst for green industrial development

Recently appearing in Making It magazine, Peder Holk Nielsen, the CEO of Novozymes, a Denmark-based biotechnology company, explained how bio-based products can improve manufacturing processes and save resources and costs. He writes: Industries all over the world face an uphill

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