Fostering cleaner production in Colombia


Have a look at the initiative run by Paola Vasquez Chaux (alumna of the 73rd UNEP/UNESCO/BMUB International Short Course on Resource Efficiency – Cleaner Production and Waste Management):

An all-women leadership alliance is helping transform Colombia’s highly polluting construction industry into a cleaner, greener business. The Fostering Cleaner Production initiative brings together leading women from academia, utility companies, public organizations and large and small industries to create partnerships to foster clean production practices.

Keep it going!


Culture, history and (cleaner) production

There is one of the largest remaining continuous floodplain forests in central Europe – and that’s surprisingly within an urban setting – the city also hosts the second oldest university of Germany (funded in 1409) and was domain to world famous artists like Johann Sebastian Bach and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, where the ladder was not only a student of the university, but also called the city his “Little Paris” … Leipzig.

The SC-73 course visited the city to get some insights in recent German history in the Forum for Contemporary History in the exhibition “Division and Unity, Dictatorship and Resistance”.

In the afternoon the group had a look into large scale car manufacturing at the BMW production site in Leipzig and according sustainability measures.


The 67th UNEP/UNESCO/BMUB International Short Course just moved in …

The 67th UNEP/UNESCO/BMUB International Short Course has just begun. Experts from Argentina, Bhutan, Brazil, Cuba, Ecuador, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Madagascar, Mauritius, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Saint Lucia and Vietnam have moved into the CIPSEM headquarters to deepen and share their knowledge on “Resource Efficiency – Cleaner Production and Waste Management”. The course programme was developed in close cooperation with the Institute of Waste Management and Circular Economy at the Technische Universität Dresden.

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