Sustainable and Cleaner Production in the Manufacturing Industries of Pakistan (SCI-Pak)
Background of Project

In Pakistan, several cleaner production initiatives have been undertaken in the past decade, primarily focusing on assessment of needs, energy audits, provision of technical assistance to the industry in adopting energy efficiency and waste water recycling techniques and raising awareness of cleaner production packages.

Despite these initiatives, the target sectors lack know-how and capacity for application of sustainable production technologies and awareness of the environmental impacts and potential financial benefits associated with them.

This project aimed to develop a model for sustainable production in the textile and tannery sectors in Pakistan, taking into account the economic viability and long-term implications of implementing clean production practices along the complete production chain.

Project Objectives

1. Improve the energy and resource efficiency of Pakistan textile and tannery industries along the complete process chain.
2. Increase the technological capacity and know-how of Pakistani textile and tannery industries and induce technical innovations for promoting the indigenisation of technologies.
3. Minimise Pakistan's contribution to greenhouse gas emissions and enhance the share of renewable energy technologies.
4. Widen the scope of sustainable production at the local, national and international levels.
5. Create an enabling environment for promoting sustainable production amongst the targeted industrial sectors.
6. Streng then the links between EU and Pakistan research and industry from the technology to the policy level.

Project Activities

This project implemented a range of energy and resource efficiency initiatives in the textile and tannery sectors in Pakistan, with the potential to adapt these initiatives to other manufacturing industries in the long-term (e.g. sugar, pulp & paper, steel rolling etc.)

1. Manufacturing Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and local Industrial Equipment Manufacturers Capability Assessment.
2. Transfer of technology to local Industrial Equipment Manufacturers and academic institutions
3. Implementation of pilot initiatives along the entire manufacturing production chain.
4. Creation of a Sustainable Production Network.
5. Strengthening the policy framework for sustainable production
6. Promotion, dissemination and multiplication of the project achievements.

Project Partners

TTz Bremerhaven -TTZ Germany

1. Wuppertal Institute Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production - CSCP Germany
2. Iqbal Hamid Trust -IHT Pakistan
3. Cleaner Production Institute - CPI (Pakistan)
4. Cleaner Production Institute - CPI (Pakistan)

Total Budget

Euros 1,408,592

Duration of the project

36 Months (Starting March 2009)

Contact Details

Dr Matthew Wade.
Contact No:+49-471-9448-720

Mr.Shafqat Ullah
Contact No:+49-42-35273742-46