UNIDO and UNDP Collaborate to Support Environmentally-Friendly Business Practices

UNIDO and UNDP join together to support environment-friendly business practices 3 December: UNIDO Director-General Kandeh Yumkella and UN System Resident Coordinator for China Khalid Malik have launched a joint UNIDO-UNDP programme titled “Industrial Climate Change Compacts - A United Nations-Business Partnership for Sustainability.”

The aim of the programme is to develop a platform to support

industry and manufacturing companies to actively participate in

international efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The programme

also aims to provide an avenue for industrial companies in developing

countries to exchange experiences and develop joint climate-related

opportunities, and ultimately promote the creation of climate change

mitigation ‘compacts' or partnership agreements by different industrial

companies. This joint programme will be aligned with the UN Global

Compact and its ‘Caring for the Climate' initiative.

The programme

will initially focus on China and South Africa, both of which have been

selected because of their major manufacturing industries and relatively

high greenhouse gas emissions. [UNIDO Press Release] [UNIDO Announcement]