Regional Meeting “Greening SMEs in the Eastern Partnership Countries”

The “European Union for Environment” (EU4Environment) Action, funded by the European Union, supports the integration of eco-innovative business approaches in the EaP countries and contributes to the “greening” of SMEs, i.e. reducing their environmental impacts while improving environmental performance and productivity growth of SMEs.

We invite everyone to join a 2-day Regional Meeting “Greening Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in the Eastern Partnership Countries” that will take place virtually on 29 and 30 June 2021. The Meeting is organized in the framework of the EU-funded “EU4Environment” Action.

The objective of the Meeting is to review progress in greening SMEs and to discuss opportunities for strengthening the competitiveness of these businesses, with benefits for the broader environment.
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A Glimpse of Women and Empowerment in Resource Efficiency and Energy in Ukraine

The Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production Centre in Ukraine in cooperation with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has developed a joint video dedicated to gender equality and involving women to power industry and resource efficiency. The video offers to examine the role of women in these areas, become aware that good business development directly depends on sthe shares of women and men in a company.

Five women in the video represent different organizations (UNIDO, Swiss Cooperation Office in Ukraine, Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production Centre, Women Energy Club of Ukraine, State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving). They claim that gender equality and women’s empowerment have a positive impact on the inclusive and sustainable development of industry, especially...

The First Awareness Raising Workshop for Future Eco-Industrial Park within the “GEIPP Ukraine” Project

On 27 May 2021, Bila Tserkva town hosted the first awareness raising workshop within the Global Eco-Industrial Parks Programme in Ukraine (GEIPP) and motivated manufacturing companies belonging to Bilotserkivskyi Vantazhnyi Aviatsiynyi Kompleks (BVAK) join the “GEIPP Ukraine” Project. Among others, BVAK management and the production enterprises located on its territory, representatives of the Bila Tserkva Town Council, RECP Centre, and the “GEIPP Ukraine” project became the participants of the workshop.

The Head of Economics Department at Bila Tserkva Town Council opened the workshop and addressed the participants with an encouraging speech about the benefits that society and businesses can get in the future through participation in the “GEIPP Ukraine”. She also expressed her full support to the project implementation on the basis...

The Global Greenchem Innovation and Network Programme in Ukraine

On April 29, 2021 an online consultation workshop was held in the framework of the preparatory phase of the UNIDO project “The Global Greenchem Innovation and Network Programme” (Greenchem) in Ukraine funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF). This international project is prepared by UNIDO and Yale University with the support of the National Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production Centres in Ukraine, Serbia, Peru, Indonesia, Jordan and Uganda. In Ukraine, the Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production Centre (RECP Centre) is involved in the preparation of this project with the support of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine.

The objective of green chemistry is to reduce environmental pollution by changing the means the chemicals are produced and by developing...

Waste Mapping in Ukraine Launched

Waste Mapping has started in Ukraine within the framework of “Circular Economy and New Growth Opportunities” Component of the EU-funded “EU4Environment” Action. The Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production Centre (RECP Centre) is the national partner for United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in implementing this component.

The main purpose of waste mapping is identification, assessment and mapping waste generation at industrial enterprises in the selected pilot communities in order to develop resource efficiency measures based on circular economy practices.

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Advisory Board Meeting-2021 and its Results

The annual Advisory Board (AB) meeting organized online by the Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production Centre in Ukraine took place on March 25, 2021. The representatives of target ministries, international organizations, financial institutions, industrial enterprises, the group of stakeholders of the EU4Environment Action and other stakeholders participated in the event. Viacheslav Bykovets, Vice-President of the Union of Entrepreneurs of Small, Middle-Sized and Privatized Enterprises was elected the Chairman of the Meeting. Read More

KICK-OFF STAKEHOLDERS MEETING ON THE “CIRCULAR ECONOMY AND NEW GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES” COMPONENT

The kick-off stakeholders meeting on the “Circular Economy and New Growth Opportunities” component of the EU4Environment Action in Ukraine took place on 25 February 2021. The online event was targeted on presenting the progress made during 2019-2020 and on introducing the plans for the future.

The event was organized by the Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production Centre with the support of UNIDO as part of the implementation of the EU-funded EU4Environment program.

The online event began with the short welcome addresses delivered by the representatives of the Ukrainian ministries, the EU Delegation and UNIDO. Read More

REPORTING CONFERENCE 2020: 8 YEARS OF RESOURCE EFFICIENCY IMPLEMENTATION IN UKRAINE

 

On December 16, 2020, the Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production Centre hold the national online conference “Ecomoderization of Ukrainian industry: from resource efficiency to circular economy”. It became a landmark event for the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) project “Promoting the Adaptation and Adoption of Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production through the Establishment and Operation of a Cleaner Production Centre in Ukraine” and for the Cleaner Production Centre (Centre). The project was implemented in Ukraine from 2013 to 2020 and aimed at promoting more efficient and rational use of resources in industry, enhancing the competitiveness of Ukrainian enterprises and reducing the environmental impact. Read More

Gender equality and opportunities have great potential inside


A 2-day training aimed to highlight gender issues in greening the national industry were held on November 25-26, 2020. In the context of gender mainstreaming to the EU-funded Programme “European Union for Environment” (EU4Environment), the Training Workshop Series on Gender Sensitization in Greening the National Industry was carried out by UNIDO as a part of its work on Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) and Circular Economy in the six countries of the Eastern Partnership region: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, Ukraine.
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