In the Textile Industry, Old Is Increasingly Becoming New

A clothing company in the Philippines that uses scrap material to make shoes. A technology startup in Ireland that allows strangers to swap little-used clothes. And a fashion house in Brazil that produces zero waste and repurposes old clothes into new ones. These are three of a growing number of companies that are bucking an environmentally …

A Road to Greener Development – China’s Story of Eliminating Freon

Ozone-depleting substances, or ODS, have posed a serious threat to the Earth’s fragile ozone layer. To mitigate the hazardous influence, in 1989, a universal agreement known as the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, entered into force. In 1991, China officially ratified the protocol. Since then, the …

Landlocked developing countries count on UNIDO to accelerate sustainable energy innovation, entrepreneurship and cleaner...

International cooperation and partnerships are essential to accelerate universal access, renewable energy and energy efficiency development in Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs), said participants at a high-level seminar held in Vienna this week. The event, held from 24 to 25 October, was organized by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) …

UNIDO hands out cleaner production certificates in Bosnia and Herzegovina

JAHORINA, Bosnia and Herzegovina, September 2016 – Twenty national experts and 10 company representatives working in different sectors in Bosnia and Herzegovina last week received certificates of cleaner production from the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). They were trained to improve production measures by means of reducing the consumption …

Up to 340 Million Tons of CO2-equivalent per year Avoided Thanks to UNIDO Activities

Between 1990 and 2015, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) helped avoid the use and potential emission of 340 million tons of CO2-equivalent per year. This is equivalent of 71 million passenger vehicles driven for a year. These figures were announced by UNIDO, an implementing agency of the Montreal …

UNIDO Holds Regional Event in Moscow on Mitigation of Global Environmental Issues

MOSCOW – Over 60 national and international experts from ministries, academia, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the private sector and international organizations attended a two-day workshop last Friday and Saturday organized by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) on mitigating global environmental problems. The workshop, which concluded today, was the final …