Resources
 

A significant portion of project activities were dedicated to developing tools designed to build local capacity in Cleaner Production Financing.  Project staff and experts from a range of countries field-tested, adapted and refined a number of tools to help financial institutions understand the opportunities and benefits resulting from investments in cleaner production and assist cleaner production experts develop creditworthy investment proposals. The Cleaner Production Financing tools are a valuable outcome of this project and include a comprehensive training package comprised of guides, checklists and courses, as well as workshops presentations that explore innovative methods to finance cleaner production projects. These training tools are provided below.  

 

Training Materials

CP1: Introduction to CP Concepts and Practices
Case Studies
Slides
Exercise
Evaluation Form

CP2: Introduction to Capital Budgeting and Funding
Slides
Exercise
Exercise Solutions
Detailed Costs Checklist
Evaluation Form

CP3: Profiting from Cleaner Production
Slides
Exercises
Exercise Solutions
Net Present Value Calculations
Net Present Value Table
Investment Data Sources Checklist
Detailed Costs Checklist
Evaluation Form

CP4: Cleaner Production Investment Process
Slides
Case Studies
Steps for Action
Funding Options Checklist
Funding Application Format

Presentations for Executives
Profiting from Cleaner Production: Companies
Profiting from Cleaner Production: Financial Institutions
Profiting from Cleaner Production: Government

Additional Materials
Checklist for Action
Trainer’s Guide
Training Techniques Guide
Profiting from Cleaner Production Booklet

Project Reports

Cleaning Up: Experience and Knowledge to Finance Investments in Cleaner Production (2003)

Financing Cleaner Production: Study of Past Investment Practices (2000)

Investment and Environment Outlook Series (2000)

Country Specific Materials

Guatemala
Study on Past Investments
Survey of Financial Institutions
Investment and Environment Outlook

Nicaragua
Study on Past Investments
Investment and Environment Outlook

Tanzania
Study on Past Investments
Survey of Financial Institutions
Investment and Environment Outlook

Vietnam
Study on Past Investments          
Investment and Environment Outlook

Zimbabwe           
Survey of Financial Institutions
Investment and Environment Outlook

Background & Issue Papers

Investing in sustainability? (2002)

UNEP Capacity Building Material to Promote Cleaner Production Investments Expert Group Meeting Report (2001)

Promoting Financing of Cleaner Production Investments - UNEP Experience (2001)

How to finance cleaner production? (2000)

Training Services to Promote Cleaner Production Investments Expert Group Meeting Report (2000)

Promoting Cleaner Production Investments in Developing Countries: Issues and Possible Strategies (2000)

Cleaner Production: Institutions Promoting Investment and Financing (2000)

The role of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Financial Services Sector

 

 

For more information on UNEP's current activities on cleaner production and envrionmental finance, please visit www.unep.fr/scp