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Greening Economies in the Eastern Neighbourhood (EaP GREEN)

At a Glance



RECP Demonstration project goal

Accelerating and expanding RECP implementation at both national and regional levels

Target industry for RECP implementation

Production of construction materials, which has a significant potential for business development and can provide a basis for “green” constructing and the sustainable development of urban areas

RECP Project tasks

  • Identify, train and coach national experts in basic and advanced RECP methods and applications, as well as in supportive management/entrepreneurship topics
  • Raise awareness and improve the understanding of RECP opportunities and benefits at the national and regional levels among enterprises, government and civil society
  • Improve resource productivity and environmental performance through demonstrating RECP in small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and other national organizations

RECP Centre's role

The Centre became the executor of the demonstration project in Ukraine and undertook all project activities, including running the RECP Clubs and training their facilitators, printing guides, methodologies, and analytical reference material on RECP introduction in Ukraine

Project Outcomes

In Ukraine, the Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) Demonstration Component facilitated the resource productivity and environmental performance in Ukraine, focusing primarily on SMEs, whic represent represent 99.8% of total companies employing nearly 80% of the population. Despite the low share in national GDP (15%), SMEs are significant generators of wastes, air emissions and wastewater.
previous UNIDO’s expertise as a pillar, the RECP Demonstration project strengthened and raised RECP concept awareness throught ten oblasts of Ukraine

The Map of Project Activities in Ukraine

Results in Figures

Total RECP
experts trained


Total RECP


Total demonstration


Total RECP Club


Total Energy Saving Potential Identified

Example of Actual Savings per Year


RECP Clubs

The project launched in total 4 RECP Clubs in Ukraine, namely in Kharkiv and Chernihiv oblasts, 2 Clubs per each oblast.
To support the activities of the RECP Clubs the training of facilitators  was carried out, and a set of educational and informational materials (in particular a video on YouTube) was developed.
In the framework of RECP Clubs activities, trainings on financing RECP measures were held. The representatives of local banks, state administrations, crowdfunding organizations and SMEs considered the possibility of overcoming limited access to financial resources as the main barrier to RECP wide implementation

Awarding the certificate for the RECP Club participant

RECP Club faciltator and the participants of the Club

Informational support

Promotional leaflet of the RECP Demonstration Project as part of Greening Economies in the Eastern Neighbourhood Programme(EaP GREEN)

Promotional events


Total participants


Total RECP publications


Promotional YouTube video


Participants of the roundtable discussion on the transition to a circular economy, June 2017

Mariia Tsybka, National Coordinator of the RECP Demonstration Project and her presentation of
RECP concept and basics of circular economy

Participants of the seminar at the Aarhus Information and Outreach Centre in Kyiv


EaP GREEN Programme goal

EaP GREEN Programme assisted six countries of the European Union Eastern Neighbourhood Partnership (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) in progressing faster towards a green economy framework