BAM and Arup have launched a study exporing the benefits that circular business models (CBMs) offer stakeholders within the built environment sector. The report, supported by The Ellen MacArthur Foundation as part of the framework of the CE100 programme, proposes a shift in the way the construction value chain has been historically seen.
Food systems have been central to recent unprecedented reductions in global poverty, hunger, and undernutrition, and will be the foundation of future progress. Yet food is among the leading causes of our global health and sustainability crises. Efforts to sustainably end hunger and malnutrition will depend on reshaping our food systems.
Progress on education for sustainable development and global citizenship education: findings of the 6th Consultation on the implementation of the 1974 Recommendation
This document summarizes and analyses the main findings of the 6th Consultation on the implementation of the 1974 Recommendation, covering the period of 2012 to 2016.
The findings of the 6th Consultation provide important insight into how Member States are implementing the 1974 Recommendation as well as how they are progressing towards Target 4.7 of SDG 4 on Education. Target 4.7 concerns ESD and Global Citizenship Education, which are closely related to the 1974 Recommendation.
Education for sustainable development: partners in action; halfway through the Global Action Programme on Education for Sustainable Development
This brochure illustrates the key findings and achievements resulting from a monitoring exercise conducted at the halfway point of the initial phase of the Global Action Programme (GAP).
While more work needs to be done to consolidate the accomplishments presented in this summary, GAP Key Partners and other stakeholders have made impressive gains against their commitments.
Why Beelong? With 30% of damage to the environment generated in Switzerland by food, caterers and players in the food industry have a crucial role to play. But to purchase and/or consume more sustainably and reduce the impact of food on our planet, we must have access to clear information on the products.This is why our mission is to promote transparency on the food market by evaluating food products and communicating their environmental impact simply, on the basis of 5 groups of criteria.
Bihar State Pollution Control Board and Development Alternatives jointly initiated a workshop on ‘Greening the Brick Sector in Bihar’ on Friday, 29th June, 2018 at Seminar Hall, Parivesh Bhawan, Patliputra, Patna. The discussions and dialogue focussed on the environmental impacts of the brick sector and the potential to mitigate these impacts through an inclusive economic strategy that supports economic growth needed to fuel development in the state.
European Commission Sustainable Consumption and Production and Sustainable Industrial Policy (SCP/SIP) Action Plan
On 16 July 2008 the European Commission presented the Sustainable Consumption and Production and Sustainable Industrial Policy (SCP/SIP) Action Plan. It includes a series of proposals on sustainable consumption and production that will contribute to improving the environmental performance of products and increase the demand for more sustainable goods and production technologies. It also seeks to encourage EU industry to take advantage of opportunities to innovate.
CLEAN WATER AND SUSTAINABLE USE Ensure Availability & Sustainable Development by Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Water & Sanitation in the City
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's commitment with 193 countries after signing the UN plan for the goals of sustainable development, for which the governments of these countries achieve their objectives, the results will be extraordinary and unprecedented human progress; And In order to achieve these objectives on the ground, everyone should play their role: governments, the private sector , civil society and individuals.
This is England's resource and waste strategy which is in alignment with the 25 Year Environment Plan, the aim of which is to leave the environment in a better position for future generations. Sustainable Consumption and Production is at the heart of this strategy, particularly in chapter 2 which outlines plans for a domestic ecolabel, plastics waste reduction, and proposed deposit return scheme for bottles, amongst other things.
VSS are known to have a positive impact in areas where certified entities operate but VSS can also influence the enabling environment. There is not yet a lot of evidence of these so-called systemic impacts of VSS on the enabling environment. This white paper aims to contribute to this evidence gap as well as provide a working definition for the concept of systemic impacts. We welcome your comments and insights to further develop this work.
The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) is a global organization transforming the consumer goods industry to deliver more sustainable consumer products. We are dedicated to improving the sustainability of consumer products. Our Members and partners include manufacturers, retailers, suppliers, service providers, NGOs, civil society organizations, governmental agencies and academics.
The programme portfolio is the One Planet network in action; it is the collection of a programme’s network activities and resources that contribute to the objectives and aligns with the principles of the 10YFP. A portfolio that has a partner-based approach is essential to reduce fragmentation and support synergies, to build on existing initiatives, to operate at scale, to replicate, to build cooperation, to leverage resources towards common objectives.
The Consumer Goods Forum and the change agency Futerra have joined forces to investigate the cutting edge of transparency.
In the guide we delve into what those businesses and consumers agree is the most important topic of transparency: the impact of products themselves.
This Honest Product Guide is designed for business leaders, brand owners, marketers, experts and changemakers seeking to solve the crisis of trust between companies and the consumers they serve.
This case study forms part of the project ‘Testing the Applicability of the Guidelines for Providing Product Sustainability Information'. The aim is to share a practical application of the Guidelines’ principles by companies and standard-setting organizations.
This case study showcases how Cruelty Free International has applied the Guidelines' principles to its Leaping Bunny certification which certifies brands eliminating animal testing.
The Guidelines for Providing Product Sustainability Information are available here: http://www.oneplanetnetwork.org/resource/guidelines-providing-product-sustainability-information
The report aims to elaborate on the concept and benefits of the Individual Building Renovation Roadmap, giving an overview of the potential services to be provided by the relevant software itself, as well as of the potential links with other tools or services available on the market, and present the ones that are to be actually implemented and tested under the iBRoad project.
The guidelines were developed under the “Tourism partnerships and concessions in protected areas: Cooperating for success” project, executed on behalf of the CBD Secretariat by the Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group (TAPAS Group) of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas. They were funded by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety of Germany and by the Government of the Republic of Korea through the Bio-Bridge Initiative.
Many protected areas are managed for tourism and visitation as one component of achieving their purpose, involving a wide range of stakeholders, including the private sector. The rapidly expanding demand for tourism development associated with protected areas emphasizes the need to provide clear guidance that will contribute towards sustainable tourism consistent with the primary conservation objectives of protected areas.
Procurement officers have a tremendous opportunity to greatly affect change and contribute to the sustainable development of built environments. This guide intends to provide a practical overview of the options and methods for procuring sustainable buildings and construction in developing countries and emerging economies. Primarily aimed at procurement officers, the main focus is on public procurement at a building scale.
La Carta de la Tierra es una declaración de principios éticos fundamentales para la construcción de una sociedad global justa, sostenible y pacífica en el Siglo XXI. La Carta busca inspirar en todas las personas un nuevo sentido de interdependencia global y de responsabilidad compartida para el bienestar de toda la familia humana, de la gran comunidad de vida y de las futuras generaciones. La Carta es una visión de esperanza y un llamado a la acción.