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Climate Change Key Focus of Business and Youth Engagement in China

The second China Summit on Caring for Climate: Ecological Civilization and Beautiful Home was held on 26 June 2014 in Beijing to elevate the role of business action in addressing climate change in China.  Organized by the Global Compact Network China in collaboration with UNIDO’s

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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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Vinyl Sustainability Forum Addresses Green Industry

Green Industry was a key topic at the Vinyl Sustainability Forum 2014, the annual conference of the European PVC industry’s renewed ten-year voluntary commitment to sustainability – VinylPlus. The meeting, which took place in Rome from 8 to 9 May

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European Resource Efficiency Platform Issues Second Set of EU Recommendations

The European Resource Efficiency Platform (EREP) issued its second set of policy recommendations to the European Commission, following its plenary meeting on 31 March 2014. The recommendations, issued under the banner “Towards a resource efficient and circular economy”, aim to

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2014 SEED Awards Call for Nominations

Start-up social and environmental entrepreneurs who have developed innovative products or services and are working with local communities can win a tailor-made business support package through the 2014 SEED Awards, which are currently open for nominations. SEED Award Winners, based

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Zelian joins the Green Industry Platform

Zelian, a Milan-based strategy and communications consultancy, has officially become a member of the Green Industry Platform. “Joining the Green Industry Platform represents a very important step for us,” stated Erica Lo Buglio and Andrea Lupo, owners and managing partners

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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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