2nd Global Network Conference on Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production

The 2nd Global Conference on Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production was held in Nairobi, Kenya 17-19 October 2011.

The Global Network Conference on Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) is a biannual global event that is organized under the joint UNIDO-UNEP Programme on RECP with the dual purpose of discussing and disseminating emerging trends and new applications in RECP and building a vibrant community of practice among member RECP service providers. The Second Global Network Conference on RECP was organized in coordination with the Global Network on Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECPnet) established in 2009. The Conference had 90 participants and was attended by National Cleaner Production Centers and RECP service providers from more than 40 developing and transition economies and other associated knowledge centres located in developed countries. The theme of the RECP-2011 was:

'Green manufacturing driving low carbon, resource efficient and clean industrialization in developing and transition economies'

The objective of the conference was to enhance the promotion of green manufacturing in developing and transition economies through the facilitation of North-South and South-South knowledge sharing and cooperation. This conference was designed to focus on lessons learned on what has worked in efforts undertaken in the last 20 years towards cleaner production and green industrialization and ensuring that service providers and Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) have access to appropriate and affordable technology and financing in order to do more and better with less. The conference provided an opportunity for the RECPnet to identify actions on how to work together to achieve green manufacturing.

The three days conference was divided in two parts:

  1. RECP Conference: The main conference event held on 17-18 October 2011 and was composed of a combination of plenary sessions, panel discussions and parallel group sessions addressing key strategic and operational issues related to the theme of the Conference.
  2. RECPnet General Assembly: held on 19 October 2011 and was dedicated for strengthening the Global Network on RECP (RECP-Net) and Regional collaboration among RECP promoting institutions.

Click here for the List of Participants and the Press Release




RECP Conference
17-18 October 2011


RECPnet General Assembly 19 October 2011