Green Industry and ISID measurement to foster SDG9

Green Industry and ISID measurement to foster SDG9

VIENNA, 23 May 2018 – At the initiative of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization’s (UNIDO) Green Industry Programme and of the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), an Expert Group Meeting was convened to discuss inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) indices for SDG9 as well as related green industry challenges, especially in terms of methodologies and policy implications.

“How do we spread behavioural change towards greening industry?,” said UNIDO’s Stephan Sicars, Director of the Environment Department. “We have to move mindsets by creating incentives, and we need to be able to measure them”.

More than 20 composite indices experts reviewed background contributions and lessons learned from UNIDO’s flagship Competitive Industrial Performance (CIP) index as well as the green economy and green industry progress and performance measurement tools. The experts also actively discussed the techniques for ISID measurement and how it could be enriched with new approaches and tools. The analysis of several national and international case studies paved the way for an assessment of emerging challenges, policy implications and opportunities.

“Measuring ISID is essential for the international strategic debate as well as for research, monitoring and evaluation,” said Cecilia Ugaz Estrada, Director of UNIDO’s Research Department. “We need operational concepts for our daily project activities too”.

Overall, the EGM’s outputs will contribute to better describing the specific role of green industry and of ISID measurement to foster SDG 9.

For more information please contact:

Claudia Linke Heep

UNIDO Industrial Development Officer


Nicola Cantore

UNIDO Research and Industrial Policy Officer