Policies for supporting Green Industry
UNIDO, 2011by: United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
This report identifies the broad range of policy measures required by national or federal governments to promote and facilitate the greening of industries. It has been prepared as part of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Green Industry initiative, which focuses on ways that developing countries can green their industries and accelerate growth in their environmental goods and services sector. One of the key objectives of the initiative is assessing the effectiveness of governments in developing countries in supporting the greening of their industries through national strategies, policies and integrated governance structures. The report focuses on Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the manufacturing sector. However, the issues raised are equally relevant for other industry sub-sectors (e.g. services and extraction sectors). Emphasis is placed on policies which impact sustainable production rather than consumption, although it is acknowledged the two concepts are inextricably linked. The policies and initiatives identified in this report cover a broad spectrum of issues, involving multiple government and non-government stakeholders, underscoring the need for strong institutional integration, and a comprehensive mix of supporting policy initiatives.