UNEP Industry and Environment (UNEP-IE)

PNUE Industrie et environnement (PNUE-IE)

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History

1975, within the framework of United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), as UNEP Industry and Environment Office (IEO) -- PNUE Département industrie et environnement (DIE), also known under the acronyms UNEP-IEO and PNUE-DIE. Listed name adopted 1992. Ceased to exist in 1998, when work taken over by UNEP Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (DTIE), which provides an integrated response to industrial and urban issues.

Aims

'Mission' In the framework of coordinating UNEP's Programme on Sustainable Production and Consumption: encourage development and implementation of industrial policies, strategies, technologies and management practices that contribute to sustainable development by making efficient use of natural resources and by reducing industrial pollution and risk. 'Goals': build consensus for preventive environmental protection through cleaner and safer industrial production and consumption; help formulate policies and strategies to achieve cleaner and safer production and consumption patterns and facilitate their implementation; define and encourage the incorporation of environmental criteria in industrial production; stimulate the exchange of information on environmentally sound technologies and forms of industrial development.

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Activities

Organizes: conferences; symposia; meetings of experts; workshops; seminars; training activities designed to help on site implementation of agreed recommendations and guidelines. At government request, provides advice on environmental problems at particular factories or locations. Current activities are grouped into the following programmes: 'Outreach' focuses on management tools, meetings and consultations, publications and information resources to promote use of environmental management techniques for sustainable production. 'Industrial Pollution Management' provides technology, management and legislative knowledge on environmental issues in selected industry sectors. 'Safer Production' Awareness and Preparedness for Emergencies at Local Level (APELL), set up in 1988, in response to devastating industrial accidents, acts as a network of organizations and experts to facilitate the exchange of information and technology for prevention of industrial accidents and to provide assistance in the case of emergencies; it promotes awareness and preparedness for local emergencies by increasing local of hazardous installations and preparation of planned responses to accidents and events at installations that may endanger life, property or the environment. 'Cleaner Production' UNEP-DTIE Cleaner Production (CP) organizes industry sector working groups and nonsector groups to address policies, strategies and education issues that promote cleaner production and sustainable product development. It promotes continuous application of an integrated strategy for processes, products and services in order to increase eco-efficiency and reduce risks to humans and the environment. 'OzonAction' supports the reduction of ozone depleting substances in developing countries. 'Energy' promotes energy efficient technology and policies, adoption of environmental principles in energy policies, analysis of environmental and social effects of changes in the energy sector and identifies opportunities arising from international conventions and negotiations. 'Tourism' promotes policies and focuses expertise for environmentally sound tourism.

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Languages

English.

Staff

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Financing

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 15 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 12 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Information Services

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Members

Members in 0 countries
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Subjects *

  • Resources
    • Resources
  • Industry
    • Industry
  • Societal Problems
    • Pollution
  • Environment
    • Environment
  • Development
    • Sustainable Development

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land

UIA Org ID

E1443

Last News Received

22. Nov 1999
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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