On 29 January 2013 an official opening ceremony of the Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production Center (CPC) took place in the premises of the National Technical University of Ukraine (NTUU ”KPI”). The CPC was established in frames of the UNIDO project “Promoting the adaptation and adoption of RECP (resource efficient and cleaner production) through the establishment and operation of a Cleaner Production Centre in Ukraine”.
The ceremony was attended by Mr.M.Zgurovsky, Rector of the NTUU “KPI”, H.E.Mr.Ch.Schonenberger, Ambassador Extraordinaty and Plenipotentiary of Switzerland; H.E.Mr.W.D.Heim, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Austria, Mr.G.Beltrani, Director of the Swiss Cooperation Office in Ukraine, Mr.A.Kinakh, President of the Ukrainian League of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, Mr.Heinz Leuenberger, Director of the Environmental Management Branch of UNIDO, officials from the Ministry of Economy and Industrial Development and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, representatives of business and academia.
UNIDO project “Promoting the adaptation and adoption of RECP (resource efficient and cleaner production) through the establishment and operation of a Cleaner Production Centre in Ukraine” is a 5-year-project, supported by the Governments of Switzerland and Austria. Project aims at enhancing the resource productivity, competitiveness and environmental performance of industry in Ukraine. It supports the adaptation and adoption of Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production methods, practices, technologies and policies, providing national industries with the necessary tools to facilitate access to national and regional markets with environmentally sound products and improve the ability of national enterprises to successfully negotiate their position in the global market.
The Centre is established in the premises of the National Technical University of Ukraine. Its founders are: NTUU “KPI”, Scientific Park “Kyiv Politechnika” and the Ukrainian League of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs. The Centre has a sector-based approach, concentrating on national priority sectors, namely chemicals, agro-processing, metallurgical and metal processing industries. The focus regions are Vinnitsa, Zaporizhzhya, Kyiv, Lviv, Luhansk, Kherson and Crimea.