Results from the EU funded MED TEST II project reveal the potential for resource efficient and cleaner production in Egypt

July 2, 2018
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The UNIDO MED TEST II project demonstrated in 28 industries, evident examples on how the RECP concept can help businesses to make valuable savings in energy, water and raw materials. Last week, at a national dissemination event in Cairo, innovative savings from the companies were presented, showing that resource efficient production can become a driver for a green growth in Egypt.

Egypt’s expanding economy combined with a rapidly growing population, are creating an unstainable pressure on the available resources of the country. On the same hand, the growing industry and rising costs for energy and imported raw materials continue to jeopardize the competitiveness of Egypt’s growing industry and the much needed economic growth of the country. Therefore the need for a model of economic growth, which can both deliver a widespread prosperity and assure a proper management of resources, has become even more fundamental, not only to ensure the natural capital of Egypt but also to drive the productivity and growth of Egypt’s industry.

Since 2015, the MED TEST II project from the EU funded SwitchMed programme has under the lead of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) demonstrated the business case of a resource efficient and cleaner production (RECP) in 28 industries from the food and chemical sector in Egypt.

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  • Egypt