Drs. Mathilde Miedema
- Developing countries
- Development Cooperation
- Inclusive Business
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Global industrial production and consumption are outpacing the renewal capacity of natural resources and the capacity of governments and industries to manage pollution and wastes.
While industrial growth has helped raise tens of millions of people out of poverty in many countries over the last decades, it is evident that economic growth and industrial production is accompanied by inadequate occupational safety and health and environmental services, including recycling systems, wastewater treatment, energy supply, water supply, and solid waste management.
Such deficiencies inhibit economic growth, place further stress on natural systems, and damage public health and the investment climate (UNIDO, 2014).
TNO has long-lasting knowledge and experience on cleaner production, resource efficient production, waste management, lifecycle analysis, occupational safety and health and renewable energy. We transfer knowledge, build capacity, have train-the-trainer programs, user-group approaches and guide SME’s and MNE’s on sustainable production.