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Web workshop on Financing Cleaner Production in Industry esp in E Europe



** please forward this announcement to any persons you know interested in
Financing Cleaner Production/Pollution Prevention, Environmental Management
Accounting, and/or Environment in Eastern/Central Europe and NIS.
Thanks!***


EnviroDialogue 2001:  The Financial Aspect of Cleaner Production
The What, Why and How of Finance in Cleaner Production as Applied to Central
and Eastern Europe and the Newly Independent States

An initiative of: United States Agency for International Development
Bureau  for Europe & Eurasia
Environment and Natural Resources Division

Implemented by:
Environmental Information Systems Network


The United States Agency for International Development will be hosting a
series of free, on-line discussion sessions on the financial aspects of
cleaner production on July 31, September 11, and October 23, 2001 from 12:00
to 14:00 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).  The intention is to assist people in
Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and the Newly Independent States (NIS) in
thinking about how to factor finance into their cleaner production project
planning.

Despite proven ability to cut costs and increase profits, cleaner production
projects are often difficult to sell to both company management and
financial institutions.  This is not only because of misconceptions about
them but also because these projects are often not prepared with financial
issues in mind.  Our aim is to explain the various financial aspects of
cleaner production to participants, and allow them to discuss solutions to
specific problems with expert panelists.  We hope that, in the future,
participants will take this financial knowledge and factor it into their
cleaner production project planning.  We anticipate that this attention to
the financial perspective will elicit more favorable decisions by both
company management and financial institutions when considering these project
proposals.

The discussion sessions will be entirely cost-free and accessed through a
specially created web site, www.envirodialogue2001.net.  The web site will
also house a number of relevant case studies and an essay on each of the
three topic areas identified below.  The discussion session themes and dates
are listed below:

1. July 31: Getting Started, Management and Environmental Accounting
2. September 11: Money Saved is Money Made, Creating a Financial Analysis of
a Cleaner Production Project
3. October 23: Obtaining External Financing

Each discussion will be conducted from 12:00 to 14:00 Greenwich Mean Time
(GMT).

We invite all to participate, but would like to specifically invite those
from the CEE and NIS.  If you would like to participate go to
www.envirodialogue2001.net at the above time and dates.  To get the most out
of the discussions, we urge you to visit the website a week or two
beforehand to review the essays and case studies.  If you have any questions
about participating or any difficulty accessing the web site, please contact
Alison Evans at email: aevans@devtechsys.com, telephone: 202 223 4405 or
fax: 202 223 4401.

** please forward this announcement to any persons you know interested in
Financing Cleaner Production/Pollution Prevention, Environmental Management
Accounting, and/or Environment in Eastern/Central Europe and NIS.
Thanks!***