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A Greener Footprint for Industry

A report from UNIDO – United Nations Industrial Development Organization

As the prime manufacturer of the goods and services societies consume, industry has a critical role to play. And one can only conclude that industry’s production systems are fundamentally unsustainable: they do not allow the needs of present generations to be met without jeopardizing the ability of future generations to meet theirs. Only if production systems can decouple their consumption of materials and energy from their production (“produce more with less”) will they become sustainable.

This report puts in context the role Green Industry has to play in a low-carbon future.

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