Factsheet: Cleaner Production Policy

Cleaner Production Policy

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Cleaner Production Policy 1997
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Política de producción más limpia 1997
Description: 
Cleaner Production Policy, 1997: The policy for clean production is based on minimizing the impacts and risk for human beings, environment, economic growth, social welfare and business competitiveness. Its objectives are: Optimization of natural resources used, increase of energy efficiency, and the use of cleaner energy carriers; also it aims at preventing and minimizing the use of pollutants, prevent, reduce, correct and compensate the environment impacts on people, and ecosystems; Also to adopt cleaner practices and technologies for a continuous improvement in environmental management, minimization and valorization of residues. The UN selected Colombia as the pilot country. The National Centre for Cleaner Production and Environmental technologies (CNPMLTA) was chosen as the coordinating entity for the entire study. The study has two components: a diagnostic study of clean technology capacities and needs in Colombia, and a study of the opportunities for Cleaner Production in Latin America.
Goal/Aim: 
Impacts on human health and environment. Stimulate environmental management.
Responsible Authority: 
Ministry of Environmental Affairs of Colombia / Ministerio del Medio Ambiente de Colombia

Status:

Trade Relevance: 
Policies ensuring sustainable production of biomass
Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
1997