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Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Polish Environment Ministry experts visit UNIDO to discuss further cooperation

VIENNA, 29 April 2014 – Representatives of the Ministry of Environment of Poland visited the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) headquarters in Vienna today to discuss areas of cooperation and present the Polish green technologies accelerator – the GreenEvo project.

GreenEvo created and managed by the Ministry of Environment, provides support to a group of small and medium innovative enterprises that operate in the field of renewable energy production, waste management, waste water treatment, biodiversity and energy efficiency. In the past four years, 48 Polish companies manufacturing and implementing green technologies have been selected for support by GreenEvo through an annual competitiveness process.

Mieczysław Kuziński, the Deputy Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of Poland to the UN Office and International Organizations in Vienna, and Olga Memedovic, Chief of UNIDO’s Europe and Newly Independent States Programme, highlighted the importance of cooperation between UNIDO and  Poland.

A presentation by Agnieszka Kozłowska-Korbicz, project manager of GreenEvo, provided an overview of the achievements of the companies participating in the government-backed initiative, as well as the best practice acquired as a result of the ongong project.

UNIDO experts also briefed their Polish counterparts on the Organization’s procurement policies, business partnerships, and technical cooperation projects in areas such as resource efficient and cleaner production, waste and water management, agri-business development, renewable energy and energy efficiency, and on ongoing projects and programmes in Europe and Central Asia.

For more information, please contact:

Olga Memedovic
Chief, UNIDO Europe and NIS Programme
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