|1-12 July, 2013 | Budapest,
last year’s successful experience “Green
Industry: Moving Towards the Industry of the Future” the
UNIDO Institute has designed a new summer course on Green Industry for 2013.
The summer course “Green Industry: Pathways towards the Industry of the
Future” provides young professionals and researches from the field of
green industrial development with the opportunity to learn
first hand from UNIDO experts, senior policymakers and internationally
renowned scholars on how to improve industry’s environmental performance turn the concept of “Green Industry” into practice.
The course consists of a five-week online part taking place in
March/April 2013 and a two-week in residence training, which will be
conducted on 1 -12 July 2013 at the Central European University (CEU)
in Budapest, Hungary.
The summer course is organized by the UNIDO Institute in cooperation
with CEU’s Summer University and the University of Applied Sciences and Arts
Northwestern Switzerland as well as with support from the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs.
To apply, please follow the instructions on the website of the CEU
The application deadline has just been extended until 24 February
in resource use
and energy consumption indicate that current forms of industrial
production are not sustainable in the long term. Many industrial
production systems continue to be inefficient and wasteful and thereby
threaten to overwhelm the assimilative capacity of our planet. In order
to reverse these developments, industries need to radically improve
their energy efficiency, reduce their resource consumption and curb the
release of harmful by-products.
This calls for
the development of new approaches towards industrial development.
Building a sustainable economy requires greener industries and
enterprises. Substantial steps in innovation, investment,
implementation and mainstreaming are necessary to improve current
systems of industrial production and consumption if they are to
actively contribute to environmental and socio-economic progress.
The greening of industries and enterprises
provides stability and resilience to economic development and improves
and income security, energy reliability and human wellbeing. The Summer
Course “Green Industry: Pathways towards the Industry of the Future”,
organized together with the Central European University in Budapest,
reflects UNIDO’s genuine commitment to seeking innovative solutions and
building new capacities in industrial development.
Summer Course provides participants with the opportunity to improve
industry’s environmental performance
and to turn the concept of “green industry”
into practice. Participants will:
Course is targeted at:
- reflect on the technical
requirements of green industrial development
as well as on the strategies, policies, laws and regulations necessary
for its successful implementation;
- find ways to successfully
green industry related products and services;
- outline institutional platforms
for the promotion and dissemination of
resource-efficient, cleaner production methods and economically viable,
socially equitable and environmentally sustainable technologies;
- create and implement strategies
for a green
industry in line with environmental goals and targets.
are expected to have a high degree of academic or practical knowledge
of environmental management systems, green industry, resource
efficiency as well as of the global and national policy frameworks for
green industrial development.
- young professionals in the fields
Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP)
- members of
non-governmental organizations involved in environmental
- PhD students with a background in
technical or policy related
studies in green industry
- individuals in industry or
in institutions assisting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
with the implementation of RECP methods, environmental management
systems (EMS), low carbon measures and eco-designs.
course is based on a genuinely interdisciplinary approach. It sets out
with a one-month preliminary distance learning component which ensures
that all participants share a common knowledge base concerning issues
of green industry and resource efficiency.
engagement in online discussions and the relevance and quality of a
sample case study prepared by participants in relation to their field
of expertise or organization are part of the selection process for the
face-to-face component of the course.
two-week residential part of the course offers a dynamic mix of
lecture-based and participatory teaching methods. A database of key
literature and case studies, a discussion forum and a shared virtual
workspace complement the programme. Participants will be encouraged to
apply environmental and environment-related management methods and
tools in support of green industry.
and group discussions will foster intense debates on case studies while
peer reviews and tailored exercises increase participants’ skills and
designing and implementing policies, strategies and projects related to
sustainable industrial development.
the final assignment, participants will be required to develop a green
industry strategy or transition plan for a particular region,
organization, company or sector.
please follow this link to
CEU Summer University website
(requires ID and PWD)
Towards the Industry of the Future
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