Once the recommendations are ready, the UAE BCSD
will work with government agencies in sectors such as transport and construction to implement industry-wide standards, he added.
With the support of the UAE BCSD
, which is the regional network partner of the WBCSD, the Vision 2050 Arabia project will enlist Gulf-based businesses in developing a sustainable road map for the private sector in the region.
The BCSD database of synergy opportunities developed from all BPS regional projects is used to supplement discussions and help identify potential synergies.
Other nations have also seen the benefit; similar programs now exist in the United Kingdom (the National Industrial Symbiosis Program, a government-funded national synergy program based in Birmingham, which was inspired and encouraged by the BCSD synergy networks), Japan (the Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology), and elsewhere.
Susan Fernandes is an independent consultant and writer in Austin, Texas, who has been involved with US BCSD programs for more than 10 years.
These agreements hold tremendous value for companies committed to sustainable development as a part of their business strategies," said Andrew Mangan, US BCSD
is a small school district with only three schools and 1,500 students but is in an area where the local officials want to put into practice what they teach about the environment.