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  • UNIDO Director General makes call to action at the 11th Sustainable Innovation Forum
    UNIDO Director General makes call to action at the 11th Sustainable Innovation Forum

    LONDON, 19 November 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic may have led to a temporary decline in greenhouse gas emissions, but if the harder-to-abate sectors return to business as usual after the worst of the pandemic has subsided, they will account for the entire carbon budget in 2050. Heavy industry – such

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  • Japanese technology to fight COVID-19 in Africa and Asia
    Japanese technology to fight COVID-19 in Africa and Asia

    TOKYO, 11 November 2020 – Japanese technology and products will help countries in Africa and Asia limit the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to UNIDO.

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  • UNIDO and Japan agree on closer cooperation to tackle global environmental issues
    UNIDO and Japan agree on closer cooperation to tackle global environmental issues

    TOKYO/VIENNA, 9 November 2020 - UNIDO and the Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOEJ) have signed a joint declaration.

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  • The role of impact investing in “Building Back Better"
    The role of impact investing in “Building Back Better"

    SHANGHAI, 6 November 2020 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), together with the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), has organized a high-level side event during the third China International Import Expo. The event, supported by the China Chamber of International Commerce, was entitled, “Understanding and Harnessing the Role of Impact Investing for ‘Building Back Better’ in Times of the Global COVID-19 Crisis”, and participants considered the issue on the context of achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development during the Decade of Action.

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  • Global collaboration is key to recovery and achieving the SDGs 
    Global collaboration is key to recovery and achieving the SDGs 

    VIENNA, 22 October 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic has stalled the advancement of the sustainable development goals (SDGs). It is creating many challenges, yet also it unveils opportunities to build back better.

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  • South Africa: industrial energy efficiency project wins international award
    South Africa: industrial energy efficiency project wins international award

    PRETORIA, 15 October 2020 - South Africa’s largest energy efficiency initiative: Industrial Energy Efficiency Improvement in South Africa through Mainstreaming the Introduction of Energy Management Systems and Energy Systems Optimization, has won the highest international accolade for an energy prog

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  • Friends of Industry and Innovation Group forms in Geneva
    Friends of Industry and Innovation Group forms in Geneva

    GENEVA, 9 October 2020 – Representatives of like-minded UN Member States have met virtually to launch the Group of “Friends of Industry and Innovation”. In line with the UN Decade of Action, the informal group was formed to provide a platform to further Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 9 and indus

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  • LKDF Forum 2020: innovative ways to identify and invest in green industrial skills for the future of work in a post-pandemic world
    LKDF Forum 2020: innovative ways to identify and invest in green industrial skills for the future of work in a post-pandemic world

    VIENNA, 9 October 2020 - More than 400 people, 45 speakers, and representatives of ten partners took part in the Learning and Knowledge Development Facility (LKDF) Forum 2020 – three days of interactive sessions deliberating on “green skills for a sustainable future” and the start of what the World Economic Forum calls a reskilling revolution.

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  • UNIDO and Italy expand cooperation with new projects in Iraq, Jordan and Sudan
    UNIDO and Italy expand cooperation with new projects in Iraq, Jordan and Sudan

    VIENNA, 7 October 2020 - To support partner countries in their efforts to foster inclusive and sustainable industrial development, the Government of Italy is funding three new UNIDO interventions in Iraq, Jordan and Sudan.

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  • SMEs, COVID-19 and impact investment for digitalization
    SMEs, COVID-19 and impact investment for digitalization

    VIENNA, 6 October 2020 - “COVID-19 has put a lot of strain on our society and on economies around the globe. To help small and medium enterprises to continue to recover from the pandemic, they need proper access to finance and investment to help them foster digital capabilities. We need to ensure th

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