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 Network for Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production


  • South-South Cooperation Training on Climate Change held in China

    A specialized training course on climate-resilient industrial development was recently held in Beijing, China. The “2016 Special Training on South-South Cooperation for Climate Change: Seminar on Addressing Climate Change – Pathway and Implementation of Carbon Emission Reduction” took place from 20-29 October 2016 and was......

  • Meeting of RECPnet’s Arab Regional Chapter

    17 October 2016 – Barcelona, Spain The RECPnet Arab Regional Chapter Meeting was convened on 17 October 2016 in Barcelona, Spain, to galvanize knowledge transfer, networking and joint actions of the members of RECPnet in pursuit of the further scaling up and mainstreaming of RECP......

  • Seminar on “Sustainable Industrial Parks” held in TOSA Industrial Park, Paraguay

    Monday 01 August 2016 A seminar on “Sustainable Industrial Parks” was held in West Terminal facilities S.A. (TOSA Industrial Park) On Friday 29 July, within the framework of the implementation of the Regional Project “Development of Sustainable Industrial Parks (PAIS) in Latin America” supported by......


The Network for Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production

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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The 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?

The Network for Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production

Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production

Sustainable consumption and production is now at the forefront of the international agenda. At a global level, sustainable industrial development is an accepted practice and the key to this is through Resource Efficient and Cleaner production (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 services, 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.