Reviewed by the Internet Centre
for Cleaner Production
United Nations Environment Program
- URL: http://www.unep.org/
Division of Technology, Industry and
Cleaner Production (http://www.unepie.org/Cp2/home.html)
Production and Consumption Unit
A strategy for preventing pollution,
applied to processes, products and services.
What is Cleaner Production?
It contains the UNEP's definition
on Cleaner Production.
Cleaner Production Activities(http://www.unepie.org/Cp2/about/home.html)
Promoting Cleaner Production Investments
in Developing Countries (http://www.unepie.org/Cp2/about/background.html)
This page provides information on
the funding of CP projects.
NCPCS (UNIDO - UNEP National
Cleaner Production Centres Program) (http://www.unepie.org/Cp2/about/ncpc_back.html)
NCPC program aims to help introduce
Cleaner Production in developing countries and countries in transition.
It helps in the adoption and further development of the cleaner production
concept at the national level. The NCPC program is administered by the
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), with close
association with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).
The NCPCs use four ways to reach
showing that cleaner production works
through in-plant demonstrations;
educating cleaner production practitioners
getting the message across to a wider
audience through information collection and dissemination; and
Assisting policy makers to identify
institutionalized barriers to cleaner production through policy study and
Since late 1994, 15 centres have
been established in the following countries; Brazil, China, Costa Rica,
Czech Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Mexico, Nicaragua,
Slovak Republic, Tanzania, Tunisia, Vietnam and Zimbabwe. Contact details
with links are provided.
Working Groups (http://www.unepie.org/Cp2/about/wg_back.html)
"The mission of the UNEP IE Cleaner
Production Working Groups (WGs) is to identify and supply technical expertise,
advice and information in support of the UNEP Program for Sustainable Production
and Consumption based on the strategy of Cleaner Production (CP) and the
participation of specialized global networks. "
The CP Working Group's list (shown
below) includes links and contact information.
News and Events (http://www.unepie.org/Cp2/news_events/home.html)
This page contains information on
News and Events on Cleaner Production (CP).
CP activities Worldwide (http://www.unepie.org/Cp2/cp_worldwide/home.html)
A link page to CP avtivities worldwide.
It is divided into the following categories:
Biotechnology for Cleaner Production
Pulp and Paper
Sustainable Product Development
Education and Training
Policies, Strategies and Instruments
Information sharing and Exchange
International Declaration on Cleaner
Information on the declaration including
signatory lists and news, is provided on this page.
CP Information Sources and
Asia Pacific Organizations
Electronic Mail Lists (Listservers)
UN and UNEP web sites
ICPIC Database (http://www.unepie.org/Cp2/info_sources/icpic_data.html)
International Cleaner Production
Information Clearinghouse (ICPIC).
UNEP TIE developed the ICPIC database. It is " a collection of cleaner
production databases that can help you implement cleaner production by
providing you with examples of technical and policy applications, abstracts
of available publications, lists of expert contact institutions, and information
on sources available from UNEP IE. It is a handy electronic reference tool
that is easily searchable by specific key words or any word(s) you specify,
and from which print outs can be quickly produced. "
It is available for download. File size is 10 MB. Follow the links from
this page http://www.unepie.org/icpic/icpic.html
to download it. Examples of the contents on the ICPIC database are included.
This page also includes an excellent link for other cleaner production
databases, www servers, and software.
Our Publications (http://www.unepie.org/Cp2/info_sources/publications.html)
CP Newsletter (http://www.unepie.org/Cp2/info_sources/newsletter.html)
The current issue can be downloaded
in the Adobe PDF format.
Upcoming Publications (http://www.unepie.org/Cp2/info_sources/upcoming.html)
This page gives the publications that
are currently under preparation by UNEP TIE and will be published in the
Publication List (http://www.unepie.org/publi/lists/cp/listpub.html)
UNEP TIE CP - Contact Information
A comprehensive list of publications
is included and includes Eco-design, Eco-Efficiency and Cleaner Production,
Life Cycle Assessment etc.
Other worldwide CP contacts - accessed
using the ICPIC Databases
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