Programme Benefits

Key benefits for Eco-Industrial Parks

International experience from UNIDO has demonstrated that EIPs can be useful vehicles for sustainable development in developing countries and economies in transition. The types of economic, environmental and social benefits that EIPs offer are numerous and varied, transcending conventional business case benefits:

Enviromental Benefits

Energy efficiency - Kilowatt hours saved. Renewable energy - Kilowatt hours additionally produced. Water efficiency - Cubic meter water saved. Waste reuse and recycling - Metric ton material saved, reused, or recycled. Climate change benefits tCO2 Eq. (per year)

Social Performance and Capacity Buildings

Number of SME-staff trained (tenant companies). Number of industrial park management-staff trained. Number of involved staff from relevant governmental agencies. Number of trained service providers. Number of EIPs activities by enterprises (meaning: EIP opportunities which are developed / implemented, without further support through GEIPP. This includes all EIP opportunities, including park management services, RECP, Industrial synergies and shared infrastructure/utilities. natural environment, community engagement, planning and zoning)

Economic Performance

Number of initiatives of provider of business services (meaning: number of RECP/EIP opportunities which are developed / implemented with support of national service providers). Number of actual investments in RECP/EIP identified options (investment higher than 5000 USD). Amount of actual investments on RECP/EIP identified options (USD) by park management and tenant companies. Green Investments additionally triggered in USD and financing instruments supported (sum of two above indicators)


Conducive policies and regulations implemented and enforced and EIP promoted by strong custodian at the national level