A Practitioners Handbook for Eco-Industrial Parks


This Practitioners Handbook is for governmental authorities, industrial park operators1 and developers seeking to implement the An International Framework for Eco-Industrial Parks(UNIDO, World Bank Group and GIZ 2017) [or the International EIP Framework]2. It is also intended for development agencies to serve as a reference point in helping governments establish their respective national EIP Frameworks. Countries are driven by two motivations to develop and operationalize eco-industrial parks (EIP): competitiveness and differentiation. Competitiveness will be achieved by sustainably utilizing resources, as well as by continuous efficiency improvements, thereby lowering operating costs. As such, enhancing competitiveness can reduce sustainability risks, drive revenues, and may improve product quality. Differentiation is achieved by enabling industrial parks to attract investors by building intangible value, especially brand recognition as investors seek to enter new markets for sustainable production.