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Structure and Contact

The Advances in Cleaner Production Network (ACPN) is an international network of researchers in different disciplines involved in sustainability issues. Currently, the ACPN involves approximately 450 educational and research institutions from 51 countries in 5 continents. The partner list can be found at:


The ACPN is organized in the form of network formed by Sustainability Centers, which are administered by researchers at the Paulista University (UNIP) and its partners. The Inter-University Centre for Sustainability of UNIP is connected to several Sustainability Regional Centers: University of Kent (Africa), Beijing Normal University (Asia), Firenze University (Europe), University of the Coast (South America), Illinois Institute of Technology and Manitoba University (North America) University of Sonora (Center America and Caribbean) and Deakin University (Oceania). UNIP has agreements of academic cooperation with all these universities and new partners can contact directly with any of the Sustainability Centres to join the ACPN.

Sustainability ACPN centers

Global Center

Director: Biagio F. Giannetti (Paulista University)

Vice-Director: Feni Agostinho (Paulista University)

Address: Rua Luís Goes, 2211

Mirandópolis - São Paulo - SP - CEP 04043-200 - Brazil

Phone/Fax: 55-11-5586-4129



Regional Center: Africa

Director: Fernando Díaz López (Innovation for Sustainable Development Network and Stellenbosch University)

Vice-Director: Imke de Kock (Stellenbosch University)

Address: Stellenbosch Central, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Phone: +27 21 808 9111

Secretary: Amos Mcube (Parthenope University)

Early Stage Researcher at University of Naples ‘Parthenope’ 

Address: Department of Science and Technology

Parthenope University Centro Direzionale, Isola C4 - 80143 Napoli, Italy

Phone: (mobile) 39-351-949-9324



Regional Center: Asia

Director: Gengyuan Liu (Beijing Normal University)

Address: No. 19, XinJieKouWai St., HaiDian District 

Beijing 100875, P. R. China

Phone: 86-10-5880-6183



Regional Center: Europe

Director: Ginevra Virginia Lombardi (University of Firenze)

Address: Dipartimento di Scienze per l'Economia e l'Impresa

Via delle Pandette, 9 - 50127 - FIRENZE - Italy

Phone: 39-55-275-9592

Fax: 39-55-275-9737

Vice-Director: Fernando Díaz López (Innovation for Sustainable Development Network and SEEDS)

Address:Via Voltapaletto, 11, 44121 Ferrara, Italy

Phone:+33 768842510



Regional Center: Center America, South American and Caribbean

Director: Juan José Cabello- Eras (Universidad de la Costa, CUC)

Address: Calle 58 # 55 - 66. Barranquilla, Colombia

Phone: 57-5-336-2222     

Vice-Director: Luís Eduardo Velázquez Contreras (University of Sonora)

Address: Edificio 5 "O", Campus URC, UNISON, C.P. 83000, Hermosillo, Sonora, México

Phone/Fax: 52-662-259-2252   



Regional Center: North America

Director: Weslynne Ashton (Illinois Institute of Technology)

Address: 10 W 35th St, Chicago, IL 60616, Calle 58 # 55 – 66, USA

Phone: 1-312-906-6517     


Regional Center: Oceania

Director: Linda Hancock (Deakin University)

Director: Linda Wollersheim (Deakin University)

Address: 221 Burwood Highway

Burwood Victoria 3125 Australia

Phone: 61-3-9244-3871