Green Industry Platform relaunched

Green Industry Platform relaunched

NEW YORK, 16 July 2019 -  The Green Industry Platform offers small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) cutting-edge knowledge, tools, and practical guidance from leading experts and institutions to green and grow their business. The platform offers everything from global-scale assessments to highly specialized guidance notes. Users can browse 193 country pages or by regionsector, or cross-cutting theme, including genderjobsclimate changecircular economy, and natural capital.

The Green Industry Platform was originally established by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and  UN Environment during the Rio+20 summit in 2012. It has now been relaunched as one of three knowledge platforms hosted by the Green Growth Knowledge Partnership (GGKP). The GGKP is led by a Steering Committee comprised of senior representatives from the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), UN Environment, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and the World Bank.

LI Yong, Director General of UNIDO, said, UNIDO welcomes the expansion of the Green Growth Knowledge Partnership to its new focus on industry through the Green Industry Platform, introduced in parallel with the Green Finance Platform. The Green Industry Platform is evolving to become a critical tool for SMEs to engage in global efforts towards inclusive and sustainable industrial development.”

“As SMEs employ up to 60% of the global workforce; their full involvement in the transition to an inclusive green economy is essential to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals,” he added. “The new Green Industry Platform will equip SMEs with sector- and region-specific information, guidance, and tools to grow their businesses by greening their operations or explore new green business models in emerging green industries.”

Ben Simmons, head of the GGKP, said, "The GGKP is proud to launch, host and grow the new Green Industry Platform. Our hope is that it will provide SMEs with timely and useful information to help them contribute even more to the green economy.”

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