In 2023, the Global GreenChem Innovation and Network Programme launched in Ukraine. It aims to strengthen the sound management of industrial chemicals and their waste through better control, reduction, and/or elimination protocols, and specifically to scale up green chemistry solutions for persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and mercury replacement through capacity building, innovation, and the creation of a global green chemistry network fostering visibility, support, and implementation.
The Programme is funded by Global Environment Facility (GEF), implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and executed by Yale University (USA) in close collaboration with governmental counterparts of six beneficiary focus countries (Indonesia, Jordan, Peru, Serbia, Uganda, and Ukraine). Read More
In 2023, the Global Green Chemistry Innovation and Networking Programme (GreenChem) was officially launched worldwide. The Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production Centre has been implementing the Programme in Ukraine, and thus it organized an information event on April 25, 2023 aiming to get familiar with the Programme.
The participants and stakeholders learned more about the Programme, its components and benefits, discussed new opportunities for the development of green chemistry in Ukraine, and learned about the details of national stakeholders’ participation in the GreenChem. Read More
The traditional meeting of the RECP Centre and all stakeholders on the industrial development projects implementation in Ukraine took place online on March 9, 2023.
Thus, all participants – the RECP Centre, representatives of the relevant ministries (Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Economy of Ukraine) and manufacturing enterprises, experts, associations – joined the meeting organized by the Centre. The event focused on presenting the implementation results of the “Circular Economy and New Growth Opportunities” component of the EU-funded EU4Environment Action in Ukraine and the RECP Center’s activities, as well as identifying areas to cooperate on industrial development issues with government and international organizations, industrial enterprises and other stakeholders. This year, the outcomes of this meeting were determined by the current situation in Ukraine – the consequences of Russia’s full-scale aggression. Read More
The RECP Centre’s technical experts Ella Dmytrychenkova and Tetiana Dehodia visited Vienna (Austria) on February 21-24, 2023 to participate in the training on eco-industrial parks tools “Lessons Learned and Way Forward”. The Vienna International Centre became the venue for the training. The Agenda was tailored to listen to a number of speeches delivered by the representatives of Austria and speakers from Ukraine, as well as direct visits to industrial parks in Austria and Poland. The training was initiated by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) with the support of the Swiss government and within the framework of the Global Eco-Industrial Parks Programme (GEIPP). Read More
Due to the RF’s full-scale invasion into Ukraine, which began a year ago on February 24, 2022, the Ukrainian economy suffered the largest losses since independence because of significant destruction of its critical infrastructure. At the same time, the territory of Ukraine suffers from additional environmental impacts every day, despite the reduction of industrial emissions. Ukrainian businesses are struggling to find ways to restore their capacities and create safe working conditions to meet the population’s demand for critical goods and services. All this has had a significant impact on the consciousness of Ukrainians, transforming their value system, changing assessment of the past, and clearly defining the priorities for the future. Read More
The Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production Centre invites the relocated national manufacturing enterprises to join an online survey!
The Russia’s almost year-long full-scale aggression against Ukraine forced the national enterprises in the eastern and southern parts of the country to relocate their businesses to safer regions to go on operating and supporting the national economy. These businesses have undoubtedly faced difficulties during relocation and settting up the operation over again. Recognizing these challenges, the Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production Centre has developed a survey for such manufacturing enterprises as part of the EU4Environment Programme funded by the European Union. Read More
The EU-funded EU4Environment Programme is expanding its activities and supports the green industry recovery and relocation of Ukrainian enterprises!
Since the full-scale invasion of Ukraine by the aggressor country began, over 400 enterprises have been damaged or destroyed, 15% of which are large and medium-sized companies and the rest are small.
Due to Ukraine’s aspiration to become a full-fledged EU member-state, the Ukrainian industry is going to be rebuilt with the implementation of modern green technologies, resource saving and energy efficiency concepts.
A greener industrial sector is crucial for the development and resilience of our economies and societies. Enhancing industry’s resource, energy and carbon productivity is particularly significant in the case of Ukraine, where the current context demands an approach focused on the resilience, recovery and reconstruction of industries. Taking stock of this year’s challenges stemming from the aggression by the Russian Federation against Ukraine, as well as of the support provided by the European Union (EU), including through the EU4Environment programme, was in the focus of the annual national conference on circular economy (15 December 2022). Read More
A series of three trainings became the logical continuation of the online information event as of October 20, 2022 (“Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) and its benefits for manufacturing enterprises”). The trainings were united not only by the generalized title “Deep dive into PEF”, but also by the core topic – all of them were focused on studying the methodologies of product environmental footprint assessment and product life cycle analysis. Each three-hour training had its own title and covered a certain amount of quite complex and somewhat new material for Ukrainian specialists. All trainings were held online on the Zoom platform. Read More
The RECP Centre announces a call for small and medium-sized enterprises to participate in the pilot Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) assessment within the framework of the EU-funded EU4Environment Programme.
The enterpises participating in the pilot project will be able to:
– Open the way to EU markets;
– Find out opportunities to reduce the product environmental footprint;
– Test PEF methodology at their enterprises;
– Apply international expertise;
– Improve their own supply chain and use of resources;
– Save money and production resources;
– Improve the company image and meet modern requirements of environmentally responsible buyers;
– Change the production business strategy.