Building on the outcome of the first two Green Industry conferences held in Manila in 2009 and Tokyo in 2011, UNIDO and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) are currently scaling-up and mainstreaming the Green Industry Initiative through a global, high-level, multi-stakeholder action partnership known as the Green Industry Platform.
The Green Industry Platform acts as a forum to catalyze, mobilize and mainstream action on Green Industry around the world. It provides a framework that brings together governmental, business and civil society leaders to secure concrete commitments and spur action in support of the Green Industry agenda. By encouraging a more efficient use of energy and raw materials, as well as the sound management of waste, chemicals and toxic substances in manufacturing processes, the Platform will contribute towards a cleaner and more competitive industrial development, reduce pollution, and undercut the unsustainable use of natural resources.
The third Green Industry Conference will offer a chance to learn more about the Green Industry Platform, explore best global practices, recent developments and cutting-edge research and technology in the field of Green Industry, and provide a networking opportunity to develop future partnerships and projects for a more sustainable and competitive industrial production.