Centric Austria International (CAI) as applicant and the Cork Institute of Technology - Clean Technology Centre(CTC) and the Center for Environmentally Sound Technology Transfer (CESTT) of The Administrative Center for China’s Agenda 21 (ACCA21) as partners have successfully applied a Project proposal entitled CPSUC – Capacity Building and Establishment of Cleaner Production Service Units & Campaigns for the Industry in the Less Developed Regions of China to the EuropeAid ASIA-INVEST Programme of the European Commission. After evaluation and negotiation the European Commission has awarded a grant contract to CAI as the Applicant. The project has a total budget of about 800.000 EURO and will last three years starting from March 1st, 2008.
The objective of the action is to strengthen the capacity of Asian intermediaries to promote European know-how and technologies in the field of Cleaner Production in order to close the gap between the high standards of production responsibility in Europe - reduced environmental impacts through waste and emission minimization, increased material and energy efficiency, improved quality standards, working conditions, work safety and workers’ skills – and the lower standards in the targeted regions: Sichuan, Guizhou, Yunnan, Shaanxi, Gansu and Qinghai provinces; Tibet, Ningxia, Guangxi and Inner Mongolia Autonomous regions; Anhui province.
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