This booklet summarises basic questions and answers on how the preventive environmental
management strategy - cleaner production can be applied to assist in
the implementation of environmental agreements.
The information presented within focuses on the Kyoto Protocol and its Clean
Development Mechanism (CDM) and targets the needs of UNIDO UNEP National Cleaner
Production Centres who work with industries to build environmental capacity
in developing countries throughout the world. It is also relevant to other similar
types of organizations such as industry associations, consultants, NGOs or academic
institutions who work with companies on environmental issues.
The booklet also provides country case studies undertaken by the centres that
highlight the interface between cleaner production and environmental agreements.
Some of the resources used in the preparation of this booklet are listed in
section "Where to go for more information".
This publication is also available in Spanish.