Global Eco-Industrial Parks Programme

While it is uncontested that Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) methods are an important ingredient for a more sustainable and climate friendly way of production, their broad deployment and effective use has yet to happen.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
South Africa
Market and opportunities
01.01.2018 - 31.12.2023
CHF  15’625’000

Working in more scalable models with groups of enterprises located in industrial parks provides a valuable starting point, along with greater emphasis for tailored advocacy and enabling policy for and supportive governance of resource efficient and cleaner production methods in the country. By targeting industrial parks, interventions at three levels of governance could be embedded, increasing chances for successful implementation: individual companies (micro), EIP management (meso) and local and central governments (macro).


The development objective of the Global Eco-Industrial Parks Programme (GEIPP) is to demonstrate the viability and benefits of greening industrial parks by improving resource productivity and economic, environmental and social performances of businesses and thereby contributing to inclusive and sustainable industrial development in the participating developing and transition economies.

Medium-term outcomes

EIP incentivised and mainstreamed in relevant policy and regulations leading to an increased role of EIP in environmental, industry and other relevant policies at the national levels in the participating Programme countries.

EIP opportunities identified and implementation started, with environmental (e.g. resource productivity) economic and social benefits achieved by enterprises confirmed. The implementation of EIP opportunities by enterprises and other organisations will be supported by the EIP services providers, and will lead to reduction of the environmental footprint and operational and compliance costs of businesses, and an increase in their - natural - resource productivity.

EIP tools developed, services delivery capacity enhanced and lessons learnt properly capturing and effectively exchanged. EIP tools developed and made applicable beyond the context of the individual parks or countries (via description how to apply tools locally).


Expected results:  

Mapping of existing capacity of institutions and service providers on eco-industrial parks development

Strengthened national Institutions relevant to EIP policy development and implementation

Mapping of candidate industrial parks for EIP intervention

Enhanced capacity of industrial parks and tenant SME’s to meet international standards and requirements for EIP

EIP requirements implemented by park management and tenant SME’s

Specific EIP tools developed

EIP services delivery strengthened

Lessons learnt from EIP interventions captured and effectively exchanged

Awareness raising activities on EIP developed

Directorate/federal office responsible SECO
Credit area Development cooperation
Project partners Contract partner
  • Industrial Development Organization

Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF    15’625’000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF    0 Budget inclusive project partner CHF    14’500’000
Project phases Phase 1 01.01.2018 - 31.12.2023   (Current phase)