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Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Consumption & Production: Partnerships in Action - The One Planet Network Response
High-level side event to be held during the fourth UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi, March 2019.
The event has been organised by the Consumer Information and Sustainable Food Systems programmes, in partnership with the governments of Germany and Indonesia, as well as Cruelty Free International and WWF. It will highlight the strength of the One Planet Network as a multi-stakeholder platform, presenting specific examples of cross-sector partnerships and innovative solutions from the network.
This session held at the 2nd global Sustainable Food Systems conference brought together the Sustainable Food Systems and Consumer Information Programmes of the One Planet network to examine the global challenge of sustainable food consumption and production set against the backdrop of low consumer awareness of sustainable food options and the lack of international guidance on how to efficiently convey credible sustainability product information to consumers.
Impulsando el Consumo Sostenible en América Latina - Driving Sustainable Consumption in Latin America with Better Product Information and Design
The project in Latin America with a focus on Colombia, Costa Rica and Mexico promotes sustainable consumption through the implementation of SCP tools of the One Planet network. This includes support of the regional eco-label Sello Ambiental Americas.
The HORTI-GREEN project aims to foster the adoption of SCP practices in the Kenyan horticultural processing industry in order to support the transformation towards an inclusive green economy which generates growth, creates jobs and reduces poverty. The action is specifically aimed at equipping the stakeholders with the necessary knowledge and tool to promote and adopt SCP practices and seize green economy opportunities. The action was awarded a grant under the Switch Africa Green Programme.
The unexpected flood marooned more than 30,000 (thirty thousand) house holds in the district. From KoshagumudaBlock , Balenga was one of Panchayats which was worst affected by the devastating flood. The flash flood had damaged standing crop 90 percent and damaged houses more than 70 percent making the people extremely vulnerable. Around 7000 house holds were under threat of sustaining livelihoods in this block
At UNEA4 every afternoon a series of SDG TED-style talks will be held exploring the Sustainable Development Goals and how they interact with other global issues. Naomi Scott-Mearns of Consumers International and the Consumer Information Programme of the One Planet Network will be giving a talk on consumer rights and the SDGs on Thursday 14th March.
The Consumer Information Programme and the Sustainable Lifestyles & Education Programme of the One Planet Network are teaming together to host a session at the World Resources Forum on circular economy. The title of the session is: Sustainable lifestyles - key in the transition towards circular economy.
For effective awareness, it is imperative that students are constantly reminded of the impending dangers of climate change and global warming. For this reason, EEG organises its campus outreach programmes throughout the year wherein it visits schools and universities, participates in academic events and exhibitions as well as gives presentations and speeches on important environmental issues.
This one month project was rolled out on the 18th of Mar to celebrate the Global Recycling Day, a meaningful occasion with a mission of driving awareness and action around the urgent need to recycle. It concluded on the 18th of April. The participants of the project were required to deposit their old mobile phones and tablets for recycling.
In its ongoing commitment to Education for Sustainable Development and SDG 4– ‘Ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all’– EEG organised the 18th cycle of the Students’ Workshop in November 2018. It is an implementation platform where the young minds are given the opportunity to learn the value of a sustainable future and the methodologies they themselves can use to work towards it.
Since 1992, the EEG has actively engaged with the community by providing lectures to engage various stakeholders to discuss environmental issues. In the process of connecting academic institutions, individuals, private sector executives and noted dignitaries openly in conversation, EEG, in 2016, introduced a series of panel discussions during which experts from relevant fields are invited to impart knowledge and deliver presentations.
EEG launched its Million Tree Project in 2007 as a response to UNEP’s Plant for the Planet-The Billion Tree Campaign.By 2010, EEG managed to plant over 2 million indigenous trees within the UAE.The campaign in 2018 took place on 18.12.18 under the patronage and presence of H E Engr Shkh Salem Bin Sultan Bin Saqr AlQasimi,member of the Government of Ras Al-Khaimah Executive Council and Chairman of the Department of Civil Aviation,in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah at a Sidr reserve in Ras Al Khaima
With an aim to re-orient the learning experience towards sustainable development and push for the concept of Education for Sustainable Development EEG organises the bilingual Inter College Environmental Public Speaking Competition as a prominent platform where undergraduate students in the Arab region can put forth their dynamic and strong views on environmental issues. Through extensive research and case studies, students firmly voice out their viewpoints on various grave environmental concerns
Since 1992, the EEG has actively engaged with the community by providing lectures to engage various stakeholders to discuss environmental issues. In the process of connecting academic institutions, individuals, private sector executives and noted dignitaries openly in discussions, EEG, in 2016, introduced a series of panel discussions during which experts from relevant fields are invited to impart knowledge and deliver presentations.