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


  • Call for RECP/EIP Experts – Temporary Appointment of Project Personnel

    The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is issuing a call for Experts in Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) and Eco-Industrial Parks (EIPs). The call for experts focuses on the provision of technical assistance to target countries to promote and upscale RECP/EIP application in......

  • Partners Launch New Framework for Eco-Industrial Parks

      WASHINGTON, January 16, 2018—Three development organizations have joined forces to create a new framework defining the key elements of eco-industrial parks, setting up a common understanding of how to promote economic growth while protecting the environment, workers, and the public. The framework is laid......

  • Global Chemical Leasing Award 2018

    The fourth Global Chemical Leasing Award will take place on 6 November 2018 in Vienna, Austria. It will be part of the Green Chemistry Conference 2018 within the Trio Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) programme, “Smart and Sustainable Europe”, held during......

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.