Global Industrial Symbiosis Programme (GISP)

Partners: International Synergies, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, selected National Cleaner Productions Centres


In April 2015 the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) supported International Synergies to work with the United Nation’s Environment Programme (UNEP) and associated National Cleaner Production Centres (NCPCs) to provide expertise and tools to enable the implementation of facilitated industrial symbiosis as part of their existing activities.


Initially developing pilots with NCPCs in Asia, Africa and South America, the ultimate aim of the project was to establish a framework to develop a ‘Global Industrial Symbiosis Programme’, with potential to include all countries eligible to receive Official Development Assistance (ODA) helping businesses (especially SMEs) to adopt more eco-innovative business strategies.