What is the level of consciousness and behavior of Brazilians towards conscious consumption? What are the barriers and drivers for more sustainable practices? What is the perception and expectation of Brazilians regarding corporate social and environmental responsibility? These were some of the questions answered by "Akatu 2018 Survey - Conscious Consumption Brazilian Background".
Program designed with very special characteristics to give a chance to those people who have little possibility of obtaining financial support within traditional financing systems.
The program is addressed to productive small and medium-sized businesses, -both individuals or associations, devoted to sustainable, and mainly innovative, economic activities. Those activities should contribute to better quality of life, environmental protection, and gender equity.
To strengthen good practices in the field of sustainable consumption and production, UN Environment and the International Trade Centre launched the brand new Guidelines for Providing Product Sustainability Information.
The Road Testing of the Guidelines was an opportunity for companies and standard-setting organisations to contribute to the implementation of SDG 12 in an effective and practical way, while at the same time self-assessing the way they are communicating with consumers about sustainability. This also ensured that road testers were up to date with edgy references and promoted their efforts on consumer information internationally. Road testers have the opportunity to be listed in the publication that will be soon launched by UN Environment and also have their good practices featured on this document.
The project was aimed at combining sustainable public procurement and eco-labelling to stimulate the demand and supply of sustainable products in target countries and regions. It aimed to establish the foundations for the development of successful eco-labelling and SPP policies and supported countries in the design and implementation of effective SPP and eco-labelling action plans.
The project was implemented in a number of different countries across Latin America, Africa and Asia.
In "core countries" with established eco-labelling programmes (Brazil, Vietnam and Colombia), the aim was to implement UNEP’s SPP Approach combined with a proactive use of eco-labels. In other countries with no pre-existing eco-labelling programmes ( Ecuador, Panama, Peru, Costa Rica, Chile, Argentina, Sri Lanka, Morocco, Mauritius, Togo, Mongolia) the project focused on the development and implementation of SPP policies, together with awareness-raising activities about the opportunities that eco-labels represent for the strengthening of the national SPP programme.