Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production project in Georgia

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UNECE New Publication:

Growing Challenges for Sustainable Development: Can the UNECE Region Turn the Tide in 2023.

Article: Greening the Industry – Georgian enterprise “Tsivis Kveli” LTD
benefits from taking part in the EU4Environment company assessment, Article for Tsivis Kveli

Article: Greening the Industry – Georgian enterprise Teleti Poultry Factory Ltd benefits from taking part in the EU4Environment company assessment ARTICLE - Poultry Factory

Advancing Product Environmental Footprint (PEF)

Boosting circular economy in Ukraine through resource efficient and cleaner production 

Towards a Green Economy with EU4Environment in Georgia

Unlocking green transition for industrial enterprises in Georgia

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Business Case - Qartuli Ferma


Enterprises from the Rustavi and Zestaponi Municipalities tackle first results on industrial waste mapping

#EU4Business Facility releases SME Policy Papers on SME support in the countries
These reports provide information on the trends in SME development, main policies to support SMEs and major instruments available for SMEs in the countries.

SME Policy Trends November 2021 Bulletin for Georgia download from:…/daeff17fa9ed6428ba40ca5ab9551668.p…

A new series of RECP experts is underway in Georgia within EU4Environment

Expert coaching on Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) has been a long-established practice. By teaching and training experts on the principles of RECP, the capacity of Georgian professionals has increased, fostering an important dialogue between the industry sector and the Government by building general awareness, and helping small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to increase efficiency and competitiveness.

Under the direct management of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and within the EU4Environment Action, the RECP methodology is used by enterprises and specialists in the field of environmental management to identify sources of losses (for all types of resources), identify the root causes of such losses, and then develop and assess the feasibility of activities aimed to reduce (or completely eliminate) the respective losses. To ensure its success, the RECP training consists of a set of workshop sessions and coaching activities that develop RECP capacities among Georgian professionals and demonstrate its benefits at selected production companies. In total, three RECP training sessions were conducted online for Georgian trainees, with the concluding one taking place in early November 2021.

The third training workshop summarized the results achieved in 2021, in which over 20 trainees identified 23 profitable RECP measures for the selected companies. 52% of the identified measures were related to energy efficiency, 36% to fuel conversion, and 12% were related to raw materials and waste. In this process, 10 manufacturing SMEs (enterprises producing jam, juices, dried fruits, wine, poultry and eggs) were assessed.

Once selected, the RECP trainees (engineers, civil servants, NGO representatives, etc.) learned to develop in-plant assessment reports through a step-by-step RECP analysis and description of how savings could be achieved for each SME. They then performed company visits, studied exercises, and developed presentations and case-studies from their experience. The activities were accompanied by guided site visits to gain practical experience and collect data, as well as by the writing of the preliminary RECP assessment reports.

The RECP assessment is a systematic planned procedure with the objective to identify ways to reduce or eliminate the generation of waste and emissions and to increase process efficiencies. This is done by targeting the environmental improvement of a company’s products, services, and processes.

The third RECP training held on 11th November 2021 presented an overview of the assessment results in industry, summarized findings, and showcased recommendations to the enterprises and experts in Georgia. The presented RECP assessment reports contained analyses of production efficiency, identified RECP opportunities and calculated measures (no- and low-cost measures), and the workplans for the development and implementation of technically advanced measures. The presentations were also followed by the general feedback of the international and local trainers. After the trainees will pass the training exam, the final presentation of RECP in-plant assessments will be made to the representatives from the demonstration companies.

RECP Georgia Project Publications

EU4Environment Action brochure: Towards a green economy in the Eastern Partner countries Progress at Mid-term (2021)

Since 2019, EU4Environment helps the Eastern Partner countries preserve their natural capital and increase people’s environmental well-being by supporting environment-related action, demonstrating and unlocking opportunities for greener growth, and setting mechanisms to better manage environmental risks and impacts. More specifically, EU4Environment aims to:

Further align knowledge, decision-making, and stakeholder interaction mechanisms with environmental imperatives and make political leaders, civil servants and the general public aware and supportive of green growth;
Scale-up public and private action on circular economy and sustainable production and lifestyles;

Improve incentives and governance mechanisms that aim at correcting market failures related to the environment thus ensuring a level playing field in the context of intensified economic exchange with the EU;
Improve resilience through the preservation of ecosystem services, with a focus on forests and protected areas;
Facilitate regional knowledge sharing and coordination.

Towards a green economy in the Eastern Partner countries Progress at Mid-term (2021)

Business Case Georgia - LTD AMIRANI XXI 30.09.2021

Newsletter Georgia-Monitoring EaPGreen companies, April 2021

This Newsletter covers the implementation of the EU-founded EU4Environment Action on Resource Efficiency and Cleaner Production (RECP) Project. The issue reflects upon the capacity building exercises executed by the National Implementing Partner (NIP) in Georgia under the Result 2 Component (Circular Economy and New Growth Opportunities), with the support of UNIDO.

Newsletter - July 2017

Brochure - Competitive Business - Clean Environment - Green Economy (in Georgian)

RECP Navigator; is meant for development professional setter Georgia-Monitoring EaPGreen companies working in small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) development.

It provides information:

  • about the RECP concept, the benefits of – and also challenges related to – RECP for SMEs, as well as the evolution of approaches and instruments for supporting RECP in the past fifty years.

  • displays six selected RECP instruments in detail, including some implementation examples from GIZ projects in India, Armenia, Ethiopia and Jordan.

  • provides hints and recommendations on what to be aware of when designing and managing an RECP project

RECP Navigator was commissioned and funded by GIZ, on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.

E-cards on RECP 

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





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