Sustainable and Cleaner Production in Manufacturing Industries

Resource conservation and minimisation of energy use are vital for companies seeking to be at the forefront of industrial and political progress, given the global impetus for minimising the impact on the climate whilst meeting the increasing demands of society and business. The move towards greater efficiencies thereby implies a concurrent development of technological capacity and expertise.

Therefore the the SWITCH-Asia "SCI-Pak" project seeks to strengthen target industries and associations by providing training, capacity and experience to enable sustainable and cleaner production processes. Greater capacity and know-how amongst the stakeholders must thereby be supported by an underlying policy structure assisting the development of an enabling environment in which SP initiatives can flourish. The aim - to put SP initiatives at the forefront of manufacturing processes - requires the formation of international links between European businesses and organisations and Pakistani industries.

The aim of the project is to develop a model for Sustainable Production through the implementation of a range of Energy and Resource Efficiency (E&RE) initiatives in the textile and tannery sectors in Pakistan, with the potential to adapt these initiatives to other manufacturing industries in the long-term (e.g. sugar, pulp & paper, steel rolling etc.).

The project focuses on 6 overall objectives, encapsulating the core challenges for the project:

1.To improve the energy and resource efficiency of Pakistan textile and tannery industries along the complete process chain

2.To increase the technological capacity and know-how of Pakistani textile and tannery industries

3.To minimise Pakistan's contribution to Greenhouse Gas emissions and enhance the share of renewable energy technologies

4.To widen the scope of Sustainable Production at the local, national and international levels

5.To create an enabling environment for promoting Sustainable Production amongst the targeted industrial sectors

6. To strengthen links between EU and Pakistan research and industry from the technology to the policy level

Duration: 3/2009 - 2/2013

Total budget: EUR 1,408,592 (EU Contribution: 80%)


TTZ Bremerhaven

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27568 Bremerhaven
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Verein zur Förderung des Technologietransfers an der Hochschule Bremerhaven e.V. (TTZ) Verein zur Förderung des Technologietransfers an der Hochschule Bremerhaven e.V. (TTZ)
TTZ Bremerhaven has accompanied enterprises in their research and development projects for years and has exporters working on sustainable solutions in different departments. As coordinator and financial manager of the SCI-PAK project, TTZ is responsibl
Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP) Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP)
The Centre provides scientific support to activities undertaken by UNEP and other organisations in the field of sustainable consumption and production. CSCP participates in implementation strategies, the Asia-wide dissemination of results, the developm
Iqbal Hamid Trust (IHT) Iqbal Hamid Trust (IHT)
IHT is a non-profit development consulting firm working with international donor agencies (European Union, Asian Development Bank, UN System, World Bank). IHT, as the Relations Manager, coordinates all actions in Pakistan, as well as the dissemination
Cleaner Production Institute (CPI) Cleaner Production Institute (CPI)
CPI is an NGO with the overall objective to promote and execute environmenta and energy development projects and research in industrial sectors in Pakistan. CPI is responsible for the industry-and-stakeholder-activities, monitoring of pilot initiatives
Impact Sheet SCI PAK Impact Sheet SCI PAK

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Project Fact Sheet

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