October 2009
1st Global Network Conference on RECP in Luzerne
October 2011
2nd Global Network Conference on RECP in Nairobi
September 2013
3rd Global Network Conference on RECP in Montreux
October 2015
4th Global Network Conference on RECP in Davos

The Global Network for Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production


  • Final Workshop of the Joint Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) Programme

      Bangkok, 2 October 2018 —  The Joint Programme on Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) in Developing and Transition Countries, held its final workshop on  2 October 2018 in the lead up to the 5th edition of the  Green Industry Conference taking place in......

  • Indian Startup Transforms E-Waste Management Landscape

    In the context of UNIDO’s recent series of RECP Finance workshops in India, an innovative technological solution to the growing global problem of e-waste was introduced. Recognized by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, “Sanshodhan: An......

  • 10th Executive Committee Meeting of RECPnet Held in Paris

    The 10th meeting of the Executive Committee of the Global Network for Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECPnet ) took place from 12-14 March 2018, in Paris, France. Set against the backdrop of the planned closure, at the end of the year 2018, of the......

Network Membership

The Network for Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECPnet) brings together over 70 providers of RECP services on a global level, in order to catalyze the effective and widespread application of RECP in developing and transition countries. It does so by providing specialized, quality-assured, technical and advisory services and by facilitating and synergizing its members’ capacities.

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RECPnet Members employ a model of industrial production that is environmentally, economically and socially sustainable. Their services help:

Increase productivity

Reduce natural resource use
and emissions

Improve the well-being of workers
and communities

What is RECP?

RECP entails the continuous application of preventive environmental strategies to processes, products and services to increase efficiency and reduce risks to communities and the environment. RECP addresses three sustainability dimensions individually and synergistically:

In developing and transition economies, the shift towards material use reduction is under way, but there is room for further development in the global South without endangering societies or the environment. By implementing RECP, industries can reduce the material, energy and pollution intensity per unit of industrial output; thereby reducing the global ecological footprint while simultaneously improving productivity and competitiveness.