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Industrial Development Report 2011

Industrial Energy Efficiency for Sustainable Wealth Creation - Capturing Environmental, Economic and Social Dividends

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This Report demonstrates that a more sustainable energy future is within our reach, and that industrial energy efficiency is key. It shows how industrial energy efficiency can make a difference by providing a detailed comprehensive global assessment of potentials, technologies, economic benefits, as well as cost and barriers to be removed. It provides an overview of the policy instruments most useful for developing economies. This innovative work also reminds us that we must act now if we are to unlock the potential of current and emerging energy efficiency technologies. The opportunities are significant — by reducing energy inputs per unit of output we will benefit from improvements in standards of living while protecting the environment.

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Benchmarking industrial performance

UNIDO developed the Competitive Industrial Performance (CIP) index to benchmark national industrial performance. Selecting appropriate indicators is challenging, and it builds on the notion that national competitiveness is an economy’s ability to create welfare (Aiginger 2006). This selection can be based on domestic production or international trade (Hughes 1993; Gough 1996). The CIP index assesses industrial performance using indicators of an economy’s ability to produce and export manufactured goods competitively (UNIDO 2003).

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