, Volume 58, Issue 4, pp 492–499 | Cite as

Sustainable Production: Can industry go truly green?

  • Heinz Leuenberger
  • Hassan Mehdi
Thematic Section


Does industry today have the potential to go truly green, or does economic progress invariably come at the expense of environmental degradation? Based on examples taken from around the world, this article outlines both the conceptual justification and the empirical evidence behind the viability of the green industry concept. In addition, concrete recommendations are put forward which are seen as enabling the realization of a green industry.


decoupling resource efficiency economic growth fiscal reform circular economy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)ViennaAustria

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