Working group 1: Guidelines for providing product...

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The main output of this working group is the 'Guidelines for Providing Product Sustainability Information'. The objective of this report is to enable and encourage the providers of information to enhance the way they communicate with consumers on the sustainab...

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Consuming Differently, Consuming Sustainably:...

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The objective of this publication is to shed light on opportunities to strengthen the effectiveness of policies for sustainable consumption in both developed and developing countries. The publication provides evidence-based insights from behavioural science, d...

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Opportunities for National Life Cycle Network Creation...

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This report provides an overview of a global survey carried out in 2014 to assess the status of life cycle networks and life cycle assessment (LCA) database development around the world. With a special focus on mainstreaming and LCA database development in eme...

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Working Group on Social Impact Communication

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Led by the Joint Research Center of the European Commission, New Earth and UN Environment, this working group was launched in 2016, bringing together experts in the field to develop a white paper on Business to Consumer (B2C) communication of products' social...

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Product Sustainability Information: State of Play and...

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This report analyses information and communication about PSI. It provides an overview of the current state in the area of PSI, analyses the key trends, drivers and challenges in this eld, and draws policy recommendations on how to facilitate better decision-m...

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Trainer‘s Kit - Eco-labelling: What it is and how to...

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This trainer's kit is part of the training handbook "Eco-labelling: what it is and how to do it". Contains all the necessary information needed to understand the concept of eco-labelling, and more specifically, the institutional and operational setup of the Eu...

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Training Handbook - Eco-labelling: What it is & How to...

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This training handbook "Eco-labelling: what it is and how to do it" contains all the necessary information needed to understand the concept of eco-labelling, and more specifically, the institutional and operational setup of the European Eco-label. This tra...

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Guidelines for Providing Product Sustainability...

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Global guidance on making effective environmental, social and economic claims, to empower and enable consumer choice. The Guidelines offer value chain and public sector professionals clear guidance on making effective, trustworthy claims to consumers, on p...

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SPP, Ecolabels and Sustainability Standards -...

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Working Group 4b was established as a space for knowledge sharing and interaction between public procurers on the one hand, and private standard or ecolabel organisations and users on the other hand. This document provides a summary of this year’s annual mee...

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SPP, Ecolabels and Sustainability Standards -...

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This document contains all the presentations from the Working Group's in person meeting held on the 27th of June in Zurich, Switzerland.
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The Long View - Exploring Product Lifetime Extension

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The aim of this study is to provide recommendations on the opportunities available to consumers, private sector and especially governments, of developed and developing economies, to address product lifetime extension. Seven products representing different life...

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Love Food Hate Waste - consumer food waste prevention

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Wide ranging consumer facing campaign designed to help consumers waste less food. LFHW provides targeted tips, advice and guidance direct to consumers as well as via partners including local government and retailers.
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Road Testing the 'Guidelines for Providing Product...

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To strengthen good practices in the field of sustainable consumption and production, UN Environment and the International Trade Centre launched the brand new Guidelines for Providing Product Sustainability Information. The Road Testing of the Guidelines wa...

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Hotspots Analysis (HSA) methodological framework

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Hotspots analysis is being used around the world to address significant sustainability challenges by helping to provide focus in an era of information overload. This Methodological Framework aims to support those wishing to commission, conduct or use hotspots...

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Guidance for communicating hotspots: The effective use...

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This protocol for the appropriate use and communication of sustainability information derived from hotspots analysis is a companion to the publication 'Hotspots Analysis: a methodological framework' (in particular step 7 of the framework, that involves present...

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