Status of initiative: N/a
Description/achievement of initiative

Evolving from the Green Suppliers Network, the E3 Initiative is a coordinated federal and local technical assistance initiative to help manufacturers adapt and thrive in a new business era focused on sustainability.
Source: UNCSD Secretariat (2010) Questionnaire for the Member States on Experiences, Success Factors, Risks and Challenges with Regard to Objective and Themes of UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD)

The Cleaner Production/Community Initiative: Economy, Energy, and Environment (E3) Program is a coordinated U.S. federal and local technical assistance initiative that helps communities work with their manufacturing base to adapt and thrive in a new business era focused on sustainability. Joining forces with the local community, E3 provides manufacturers with customized, hands-on assessments of production processes to reduce energy consumption, minimize their carbon footprint, prevent pollution, increase productivity, and drive innovation. E3 serves as a unique model by working directly with local communities and businesses and streamlining the delivery of the best available technical assistance for manufacturers across five federal agencies.

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Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure


Sustainable Development Goals and targets
Goal 8
Resources devoted to implementation
This initiative does not yet fulfil the SMART criteria.
Location: United States of America
Date of completion: 2009
Operating in countries
Partner connections
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