The priority areas are: Sustainable Food Systems, Sustainable Cities, Sustainable and Inclusive Tourism, Consumer Information - Sustainable Acquisitions and Sustainable Value Chains in Manufacturing and Textile; In addition, the following cross-cutting areas were established: Support for Services - Business Innovation and Green Entrepreneurship, Promotion and Support for MSMEs, Chemicals and Waste, and Climate Change.
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This project will produce and distribute 100 improved fuel efficient cook stoves with the aim to improve indoor air quality among the rural women and children which affect their health.The Rural women will be trained to use local materials( clay,straw, salt) to design and produce the fuel efficient stovesThe improved clean cook stove will substitute the three-stone-firesite (Traditional stoves) which affect the health of the rural women in their kitchens.
The Consumer Information Programme offers a workshop series to raise awareness and build capacity on the Guidelines for Providing Product Sustainability Information. During the workshops, participants are guided through the 10 high-level principles of the Guidelines and discuss a hypothetical advertising to consider its positive and negative elements against the Guidelines. Participants are sensitized on what to look out for when providing such information (as a company), when receiving and validating it (as a consumer or civil society), or when setting institutional or policy frameworks around the issue (as a government or standard/ labelling body).
The Pesticide Risk Tool is an online tool used by growers, NGOs/certifiers and food retail companies to understand and quantify a suite of 13 different pesticide-related risks to non-target organisms including pollinators, workers/bystanders, and consumers. It allows producers to compare risks of different pest management options, and certifiers and food companies to quantify, track and report progress on pesticide risk reduction. The tool is accessed at pesticiderisk.org.
This project aims to build capacity of national governments in Asia-Pacific region in implementing green public procurement via the provision of policy consultation and technical assistance tailored to the needs of partner countries. The project will initially support two priority countries in the ASEAN region from 2017 to 2018.
Bioregional created the One Planet Living framework in 2002 to drive and communicate about transformational sustainability across the globe. The framework consists of ten easily understood principles including 'health and happiness' and 'zero carbon energy', backed up with detailed guidance and tools that anyone, anywhere can use. So far it has been been used as the sustainability framework in an estimated $30 bn of real estate development around the world, including the London Olympic Games.
Impact Sourcing aligns our procurement strategy with our company's mission statement, to help others achieve more. Impact sourcing is the practice of suppliers’ intentionally employing long-term unemployed, first-time employed, or informally employed individuals. As a result of this initiative, Microsoft's suppliers have created thousands of Impact Employment jobs.
The SAFE Platform, comprised of frontrunner private sector participants, donors, and non-governmental organizations, creates and supports projects that seek to transform these landscapes and demonstrate that producing 100% sustainable coffee and cocoa is possible.
This initiative, managed by Hivos, leverages existing knowledge, expertise, and resources from all its members and implements projects that seek to scale up innovative approaches in four main strategic areas.
UDYAMA has demonstrated few livelihoods models & undertaken focused capacity building programs of communities towards resource conservation and growing crops towards addressing food security but there has great gap towards doubling income incorporating knowledge with improved technology at community level.Although pilot being implemented, greater attention need to address this doubling farmers income with a sustained value chain is a huge challenge.
Mainstreaming food loss reduction initiatives for smallholders in food deficit areas a joint UN RBA project [AFFILIATED]
It aims to improve food security and income generation of small farmers in food deficit areas through reduction of post-harvest food losses in targeted value chains. By mobilizing the individual strengths of the three agencies, the joint project will have significant impact and influence in stimulating Member Countries to take action to reduce food losses. It will contribute both to the Agenda 2030 and to the Zero Hunger Challenge and supports countries to achieve the Malabo Declaration goal.
COOLANT - An energy efficient alternative outdoor air cooling system derived from natural materials that works on the principle of evaporative cooling without using any harmful refrigerants
An innovative alternative cooling solution that is made from natural materials designed for diverse environments which consumes very less energy and is capable of tapping cooling properties of water to cool warm moisture laden air. The system works on age old basic evaporative cooling technique. Coolant is a robust eco-friendly system that requires minimum maintenance, by combining air, earth and water - three natural resources we can g.It is a biomimetic design inspired by the form of beehive.
Whey recovery and valorization in SMEs in the Argentine dairy basin, through public private partnership
Whey is the main subproduct from cheese production. Discharged by SMEs as an industrial effluent without previous treatment causes a relevant impact in water bodies. Its high water usage makes transport, concentration, drying and fractioning very expensive in small scale and have been neither feasible nor profitable. The project offers technologically sound, economically feasible and environmentally sustainable tool for SMEs to process whey to a nutritious product and develop its trade chain.