NCPC-Russia is a Moscow — based NGO that unites efforts of Russian and international experts to enhance industrial capacity in Russia and the CIS region, to facilitate inclusive and sustainable industrial development and mitigate climate change by reducing the negative effects of industry on the environment.
The Centre was established on 19 May 2011 as Volga International Cleaner Production Centre, but later on, as its scale of operation and scope of activities grew, it was renamed to National Cleaner Production Centre — Russia in February 2015.
The mission of organization is to promote modern technologies transfer and disseminate approaches and practices of national and international institutions within Russia and the CIS region, as well as to support implementation of UNIDO projects and ensure subsequent sustainability of achieved results.
In January 2013, NCPC-Russia joined RECPnet — the Global Network for Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production. Created under the auspices of UNIDO and UNEP, the network unites organizations that offer resource efficient and cleaner production services and are committed to cooperating beyond an exclusive economic motive. As of 14 July 2016, NCPC-Russia is also a registered member of Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN), which promotes accelerated transfer of environmentally sound technologies and offers technology solutions, capacity building and policy advice tailored to the needs of individual countries.
The scope of the Centre’s activities includes, but not limited to: capacity building, technologies development and transfer, knowledge sharing and awareness raising, educational programmes for experts and civil society in various industrial sectors, policy advisory services and tailored solutions for private sector in terms of industrial resource and energy efficiency increase.
Among its activities in the past 5 years, NCPC-Russia has successfully carried out projects in relation to chemical leasing (assessing CHL potential and adapting CHL business model in the
Russian Federation) within the framework of UNIDO project; conducted identification, evaluation and prioritization of pollution hot-spots in the Volga river basin (as part of UNIDO TEST (Transfer of Environmentally Sound Technologies) project); supported industrial enterprises in energy management system implementation by the UNIDO methodology (ISO 50001); organized various energy systems assessments and energy system optimization trainings.