Today, the 12th December, one of the partners of the Consumer Information Programme, Cruelty Free International, are celebrating SDG 12 and showcasing how cruelty-free products, ones that have not been tested on animals, can help achieve sustainable consumption and production patterns worldwide.
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The Swedish Consumer Agency has been allocated an assignment by the government to build a forum for social stakeholders to make it easier for people to consume in a more environmentally sustainable manner. Our vision for our work at the Forum on Eco-smart Consumption is that environmentally sustainable consumption shall become the standard for future generations.
The Green Action Fund is the funding element of Green Action Week, an annual global campaign running 1-9 October, to promote sustainable consumption. The fund is administered by Consumers International, with materials, research, policy support, and joint-campaign communications being provided. In 2018, Green Action Week took on a new theme, ‘Sharing Community’.
In advancing the concerns already expressed by other Ugandan civil society on a draft climate change bill, UCSD took lead in setting up this online petition targeting the Speaker of Parliament, The Prime Minister and the Minister of Water, Environment, and other relevant law makers - that when this important Bill comes before the floor of Parliament of Uganda, the 5 specific glaring equitable and fairness related gaps must be addressed. More: https://bit.ly/2FvwfAh
Social and Economic Empowerment in Agricultural Entrepreneurship. A Case Study of Rural Farmers in Cameroon.
This project to assess how Agricultural Entrepreneurship (being part of a farming cooperative, taking part to training programs and improving one’s commercial/agricultural techniques) results in social, political and economic empowerment among women farmers.
The project will also compare the empowerment process in farming cooperatives with the empowerment process in Industrial Entrepreneurship ( petty traders, tailors, etc.) to draw implications for economic development and policy-making.
"The Embodied Carbon Review – Embodied carbon reduction in 100+ regulations and rating systems globally" reports the results of how embodied carbon, that is, the carbon emissions from construction materials, is addressed in certifications and regulations globally. This unique research was conducted by Bionova Ltd (One Click LCA) and sponsored by Saint-Gobain, Stora Enso, Finnish Ministry of the Environment and the Finnish Transport Agency.
Tourism Tracer is an application that answers these fundamental questions about tourists’ travel behaviour by using GPS technology and computer programming to track tourist movement and gather detailed demographic data. Created in 2016 by the University of Tasmania, Tourism Tracer is one of the most innovative and extensive research conducted on tourist travel as it offers unprecedented insights into where groups of visitors go, how they move around, and what influences their decisions.
The snow-capped peaks of Mont-Blanc tower over the picturesque Chamonix Valley in south-eastern France. In this world-famous Alpine destination that attracts millions of visitors each year, four local communities have come together to enable solutions for better and greener mobility through environmentally-friendly public transportation. The cooperation between the Valley’s local communities and public authorities embody model engagement, and has successfully contributed to Chamonix Valley’s protection of natural areas, a shift to environmentallyfriendly actions with improved equipment, public infrastructure and tourism-related services, and increased socio-economic wellbeing.
Applying circular economy practices to optimize environmental performance – A case study of JG Afrika’s Operational Materials Management Plan for Hotel Verde, South Africa
Hotel Verde in Cape Town, South Africa, is the first hotel in Africa to offer carbon neutral accommodations and conferencing facilities. Known as “Africa’s Greenest Hotel”, it has implemented a comprehensive range of interventions, including energy-saving heating systems, grey water recycling measures and green building certifications to rubber-stamp it as a world-class sustainable tourism facility. Hotel Verde is also a pioneer in offering the Hotel Carbon Management Initiative (HCMI), carbon-offsetting programme in the region. Some of the design features and systems that contribute to Hotel Verde’s eco-friendly status are its power-generating gym, solar panels and wind turbines, an intelligent building management system, efficient and intelligent heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems, energy-efficient lighting, geothermal system, sub-soil drainage and rainwater harvesting. Responsible procurement strategies fall squarely within JG Afrika’s core belief that product and system redesign, waste avoidance and minimization as well as resource efficiency are fundamental strategies in moving towards a circular economy.