Events

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

RECPnet
The Network for Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production

News

  • RECPnet AFRICA regional chapter

    AIDE-MEMOIRE Regional Chapter Meeting of the Global Network for Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECPnet) Africa (AFR) Region in conjunction with the 9th African Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production (ARSCP-9) 2-3 June 2016 – Kampala, Uganda     BACKGROUND The global network for Resource......

  • Eco-Innovation and SMEs bring Business Opportunities in the 2030 Agenda

    The second edition of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-2) was held from 23-27 May 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya. The Assembly’s central theme was “Delivering on the Environmental Dimension of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” and aimed to reflect the latest global, regional and......

RECPnet

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.

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

Increase productivity

Reduce the use of natural resources
and emissions

Improve the well-being of workers
and communities

What is RECP?


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.