Methodological challenges for ecolabels in the Global...

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The main objective of this project was to strengthen the use and cooperation of type-I eco-labels within the Global Ecolabelling Network (GEN). Specifically, the project addressed two central methodological challenges faced by ecolabels worldwide. First, the i...

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Infographic: Carbon Labels and Persuasive Communication

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This infographic highlights how effective carbon labels can persuade consumers to make low-carbon choices and reduce their carbon footprint. The Consumer Information programme has prepared six infographics which summarise some of the key findings of the report “Consumer Information Tools and Climate Change – Facilitating low-carbon choices in Tourism, Buildings and Food Systems”. Share these infographics to promote the findings of the report and help us spread the word!
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Infographic: Social Norms and Personal Choices -...

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This infographic highlights how social norms have the power to guide individual behaviour and individual behaviour can also influence social norms. The Consumer Information programme has prepared six infographics which summarise some of the key findings of the report “Consumer Information Tools and Climate Change – Facilitating low-carbon choices in Tourism, Buildings and Food Systems”. Share these infographics to promote the findings of the report and help us spread the word!
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Infographic: Consumer Information Tools: Buildings

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This infographic highlights the importance of consumer information tools in the buildings sector. The Consumer Information programme has prepared six infographics which summarise some of the key findings of the report “Consumer Information Tools and Climate Change – Facilitating low-carbon choices in Tourism, Buildings and Food Systems” related to different topics. Share these infographics to promote the findings of the report and help us spread the word!
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Impact Assessment of the Guidelines for Providing...

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This report presents information on how the Guidelines for Providing Product Sustainability Information improved users’ understanding of product sustainability information and helped organizations to make changes in practices. The objective of the impact assessment survey was to assess the potential impact that the Guidelines have in the provision of product sustainability information. The answers presented here were collected over a period of 3 months (from April to June 2020) through a dedicated Google forms survey.
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Herramienta de autoevaluación - Orientaciones para el...

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Esta es la versión en español de la herramienta basada en las Orientaciones de las Naciones Unidas para proporcionar información sobre la sostenibilidad de los productos. El objetivo principal de esta herramienta es ofrecer una oportunidad para que las organizaciones se autoevalúen y mejoren la forma en que se comunican con los consumidores sobre la sostenibilidad del producto (a través de declaraciones de marketing, etiquetas, normas voluntarias, declaraciones de productos, etc.). Esta herramienta también sirve como herramienta de evaluación comparativa para las organizaciones que actualmente están desarrollando información sobre la sostenibilidad de nuevos productos.
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Establishing an information base and developing...

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The aim of the study is to create a sound data basis for assessing product obsolescence and trends in product lifespan and develop strategies against obsolescence. The analysis confirms that the first useful service-life of most of the product groups has decre...

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Make Them Behave Sustainably: Applying strategies to...

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The book is intended to offer readers an integral perspective about strategies to change consumer behavior and promote sustainable consumption. It combines theories, concepts, and methodologies from a variety of disciplines to facilitate the conception and design process of sustainable products, services, processes, strategies and consumption patterns, from start to finish.
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Repair or replace? Extending the life-span of your home...

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The manufacturing of electrical and electronic appliances consumes is responsible for severe environmental impacts. Keeping appliances in use for longer periods can generally help to minimize the harmful impacts on the climate and the environment. How can appliances be kept in service for as long as possible? When are they worth repairing – and when does it makes sense to buy a new and efficient appliance? The Öko-Institut provides answers to these questions in this background paper.
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Infographic: Consumer Information Tools: Tourism

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This infographic highlights the importance of consumer information tools in the tourism sector. The Consumer Information programme has prepared six infographics which summarise some of the key findings of the report “Consumer Information Tools and Climate Change – Facilitating low-carbon choices in Tourism, Buildings and Food Systems” related to different topics. Share these infographics to promote the findings of the report and help us spread the word!
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The One Planet network Programme on Consumer...

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The UN One Planet network’s Consumer Information Programme for Sustainable Consumption and Production (CI-SCP) serves as a global platform to support the provision of quality information on goods and services, and the identification and implementation of the most effective strategies to engage consumers in sustainable consumption. This brochure gives an overview of the Programme describing its objectives, key work areas, structure and relevant stakeholders. It also provides information on how to join the Programme.
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SCP TIP Project: Sustainable Consumption and Production...

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Thailand as a global food production hub is driven by an unprecedented increase in forest land conversion to agriculture, especially for maize production, which is used as animal feed and is largely associated to the country’s environmental issues.