Green Industrialization Pathways Towards Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development
27 - 30 July 2020
This course is organized by the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) agencies UNIDO, UNEP, UNDP, ILO, and UNITAR in cooperation with the Central European University (CEU).
In many countries, industrial production and consumption patterns outpace the renewal capacity of natural resources and governments' capacity to manage waste products. These trends in resource use and energy consumption indicate that current forms of industrial production are not sustainable in the long run, and risk undermining the social and economic development benefits achieved thus far. This calls for a shift toward green and more sustainable approaches needed to satisfy the needs of the present – without comprising the needs of future generations.
The impacts and economic consequences of COVID 19 are adding to existing complexities and are creating economic hardship worldwide. Economies have been hard hit by the crisis due to the direct disruptions in supply chains and drops in aggregate demand, resulting in much larger societal costs.
What policy measures can countries deploy in the short and long run in response to this crisis? How can governments respond to COVID-19 in a way that supports industry and workers immediately, but also creates beneficial outcomes in the long-term? How can we strengthen industries’ capacity to improve energy efficiency, reduce resource consumption, curb pollution, and – at the same time – generate incomes, jobs, and green growth?
These and more questions will be tackled in the advanced online training course. The course will focus on discussing approaches and tools that allow for an integrated response to the crisis in line with sustainable industrial development.