Greening Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries – A regional event 29 – 30 June 2021

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Greening Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in Eastern Partnership countries – A Regional Event
Under the EU-funded “European Union for Environment” (EU4Environment) programme, the OECD, UNIDO and UNEP are organising a 2-day meeting to review progress in greening SMEs and to discuss opportunities for further strengthening the competitiveness of these businesses. During the meeting:
• Government representatives from EaP countries will share ongoing work on supporting the greening of SMEs, including new plans and policies, as well as examples of projects supported by the EU4Environment programme;
• Representatives from the manufacturing sector and business support organizations in the EaP region will provide insights on Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) in manufacturing processes, including challenges and lessons learned; and
• SMEs from the EaP region and from EU member states will share experiences, lessons learned and best practices in reviewing their value chains and business strategies to improve their socio-environmental performance and overall competitiveness.
This 2-day meeting will be held on the 29th and 30th of June 2021 via the Zoom platform. Participants can register for the event using the following link: https://meetoecd1.zoom.us/j/95284070286? wd=T2h1NElrRXROMzhoTzRJYUlnb0VBZz09

Simultaneous English-Russian interpretation will be provided during the entire event.
We look forward to your participation!

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E-cards on RECP in all EaP languages

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The E-cards address a variety of topical issues, such as:

1. Why should my company become greener?

2. Why should I choose the Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production methodology to become greener?

3. How Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production helps to reduce costs?

4. What are the concrete steps of Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production implementation?

5. What support is available for companies?

6. How can I use ‘green’ technologies in Georgia?

E-cards on RECP in all EaP languages

ARMENIA: https://euneighbours.eu/en/east/stay-informed/cards/how-can-armenian-business-benefit-becoming-greener

AZERBAIJAN: https://euneighbours.eu/az/east/stay-informed/cards/mussislr-ekoloji-chtdn-tmiz-istehsaldan-nec-faydalana-bilr

BELARUS: https://euneighbours.eu/be/east/stay-informed/cards/yak-kampaniya-mozha-stac-bolsh-ekalagichnay

GEORGIA: https://euneighbours.eu/ka/east/stay-informed/cards/rogor-gavkhadot-kompania-metad-ekomegobruli

MOLDOVA: https://euneighbours.eu/ro/east/stay-informed/cards/de-ce-ar-trebui-compania-mea-sa-devina-mai-ecologica

UKRAINE: https://euneighbours.eu/uk/east/stay-informed/cards/yak-kompaniya-mozhe-staty-bilsh-ekolohichnoyu

 

Please note that the ecards could be embedded like a video to any external website via the link <embed>.

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Second Training Workshop for Resource-Efficient and Cleaner Production Experts , 31 May – June 1, 2021

Events, Trainings

Specific objective at this stage is to learn and develop practical skills on the detailed RECP assessment in accordance to UNIDO RECP methodology, and covers all subjects in the UNIDO modules 6-12, including:

  • Scope of RECP detailed assessment
  • Specific aspects of mass-, water-, energy balance
  • Cause-root analysis and options generation techniques
  • How to perform technical, economic and environmental feasibility assessments
  • Business planning techniques
  • How to link RECP to management systems

The training workshop 2 will comprise of two distinct events:

  • One day online training focused at performing the detailed RECP assessment
  • Two-days online training sessions focused at feasibility assessment and implementation of RECP measures

Meeting details

The tentative number of participants for every workshop is about 30 persons.

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Kick off Stakeholders meeting on Industrial Waste Mapping in the Rustavi and Zestaponi municipalities, 3.06.21

Events

A kick-off stakeholders meeting on industrial waste mapping (IWM) under the framework of the “Circular Economy and New Growth Opportunities” Component of the EU- funded “EU4Environment” Action with the purpose to provide a better understanding of what are industrial waste management and waste mapping, and how they can benefit businesses, environment and civil society.

This event focuses on three key objectives:

  • provide a better understanding of waste management, industrial waste mapping and its benefits for national manufacturing enterprises;
  • discuss new opportunities related to industrial waste mapping as a means to improve waste management in selected municipalities;
  • explore how waste types can be mapped, and what further steps are planned in this project.

 The meeting will gather around 25 participants from the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture, Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development, representatives from the Rustavi Municipality and from the Zestaponi Municipality, industrial companies, waste recycling companies, representatives from the lead international partner in  SWECO, UNIDO, National Implementing Partner (Energy Efficiency Center) and REC Caucasus.

The event will be organized online via ZOOM platform on June 1, 2021 (14:00 – 15:35 GET). The meeting will be held in Georgian.

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Second  Training Workshop for Resource-Efficient and Cleaner Production Experts,15.04.21

Events, Trainings

Purpose and outcomes of the training session 2

Specific objective at this stage is to learn and develop practical skills on the detailed RECP assessment, including:

  • Scope of RECP detailed assessment
  • Specific aspects of mass-, water-, energy balance
  • Cause-root analysis and options generation techniques
  • How to perform technical, economic and environmental feasibility assessments
  • Business planning techniques
  • How to link RECP to management systems

The training session 2 will comprise two distinct events:

  • One day online training focused at performing the detailed RECP assessment
  • Two-days online training focused at feasibility assessment and implementation of RECP measures

Coaching activities:

They will be given sufficient time, approximately one month in-between the two sessions, to continue the development of their projects based on the skills obtained and advice given at the previous session.

Individual consultations would be arranged with each team prior to both online trainings. The following issues would be addressed:

  • Clarification on the tools and templates (pre-assessment checklist, root-cause analysis, checklist for RECP measures assessment)
  • Review of the completed sections of the in-plant assessment report
  • Verification or sources of data
  • Need for clarifications and collection of missing data
  • Identifying steps for the detailed assessment
  • Present hint for the final presentations

Participants

Specialists working in environmental management, engineering (chemical, industrial, environment, or related fields) who decided to be trained in RECP methods and their applications as well as the representatives of those demonstration companies which were selected for RECP assessments to be performed within the project. The trainee professionals together with company specialists will then discuss site visits’ initial findings and data gathering for RECP assessments process for demonstration companies.

 

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Stakeholder’s group meeting, 21.04.21

Events

The event focuses on the following key objectives:

  • Establishment of the of the stakeholders’ group for the “Circular Economy and New Growth Opportunities” Project of the “EU4Environment” Action in Georgia;
  • Presentation of the achievements and plans for implementing RECP activities since 2020;
  • Discussion of opportunities related to Circular Economy in Georgia: industrial waste mapping in pilot municipalities;
  • Receive recommendations on activities, implementation plan and discuss synergy actions

 

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Coaching Workshop for Resource-Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) RECP Club 2021 (#2) Module 6: Action Planning, 15.04.21

Events, RECP clubs

Module 6 – Action Planning is focuses on bringing together resources efficient and cleaner production options from different topics into an integrated approach for enterprise with short, medium and longer-term goals and actions and appraising these in both physical units (kWh, ton, m3, etc) as well as their monetary value.

Initially, participants of the RECP Programme were provided much guidance and support. To provide those, various activities were implemented in close contact with the RECP Clubs’ Facilitator and the club member SMEs. The club’s member SMEs were trained using the different tools (presentations, templates, worksheets, etc.). At the end of the Programme period, the trainees are able to develop an RECP action plan and implement it as a result of full-scale RECP assessment by themselves.

The training participants are representatives of local Municipalities hosting the Clubs and the club member SMEs. The Club meetings are prepared with support of  National Implementing partner (NIP) the Energy Efficiency Centre of Georgia (EECG) leading the training and conducted by the national RECP Clubs’ facilitator who is an expert on RECP.

Registration

The tentative number of participants for every workshop is about 15 persons.

https://zoom.us/j/92459825216?pwd=ZE1LUlpVNk95WE11NndoSmJiNVRodz09

Meeting ID: 924 5982 5216
Passcode: 502276

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Coaching Workshop for Resource-Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) RECP Club 2020 (#1) Module 6: Action Planning, 13.04.21

Events, RECP clubs

Module 6 – Action Planning is focuses on bringing together resources efficient and cleaner production options from different topics into an integrated approach for enterprise with short, medium and longer-term goals and actions and appraising these in both physical units (kWh, ton, m3, etc) as well as their monetary value.

Initially, participants of the RECP Programme were provided much guidance and support. To provide those, various activities were implemented in close contact with the RECP Clubs’ Facilitator and the club member SMEs. The club’s member SMEs were trained using the different tools (presentations, templates, worksheets, etc.). At the end of the Programme period, the trainees are able to develop an RECP action plan and implement it as a result of full-scale RECP assessment by themselves.

The training participants are representatives of local Municipalities hosting the Clubs and the club member SMEs. The Club meetings are prepared with support of  National Implementing partner (NIP) the Energy Efficiency Centre of Georgia (EECG) leading the training and conducted by the national RECP Clubs’ facilitator who is an expert on RECP.

 

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Coaching Workshop for Resource-Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) RECP Club 2021 (#2) Module 5: Chemicals, Hazardous Waste & Emissions , 25.03.21

Events, RECP clubs

Module 5 – Chemicals, Hazardous Waste and Emissions focuses on understanding main chemical flows in enterprise and associated hazardous waste streams and emissions, developing chemicals efficiency and hazardous waste reduction options and appraising these in both physical units (kg, ton, m3, etc) as well as their monetary value.

Initially, participants of the RECP Programme will be provided much guidance and support. To provide those, various activities will be implemented in close contact with the RECP Clubs’ Facilitator and the club member SMEs. The club’s member SMEs will be trained using the different tools (presentations, templates, worksheets, etc.). At the end of the Programme period, the trainees will be able to develop an RECP action plan and implement it as a result of full-scale RECP assessment by themselves.

The training participants are representatives of local Municipalities hosting the Clubs and the club member SMEs. The Club meetings are prepared with support of  National Implementing partner (NIP) the Energy Efficiency Centre of Georgia (EECG) leading the training and conducted by the national RECP Clubs’ facilitator who is an expert on RECP.

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