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 lifetime expectancies by consumers for their optimal replacement moments and actual lifetimes in selected countries are analysed: washing machines, refrigerators, TVs, mobile phones, laptops and clothing. The report provides three policy perspectives, two for developed and one for developing countries, for designing measures to address product lifetime extension. Full report available in English and Portuguese, executive summary available in French, Russian and Chinese; download on the left. * Watch the launching webinar of the report here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ei-r6cUOwBw&t=6s
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My Green Butler

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Our project’s focus is behaviour change of staff and guests in tourism. Crystal Creek Meadows of Kangaroo Valley NSW Australia invited a smart system which encourages behaviour change through technology and training. We have now expanded this initial test to...

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WAR ON WASTE: Reducing food loss and food waste

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Pick n Pay’s ‘War on Waste’ is a set of stretch goals that will deliver significant shifts by 2020. We have developed a comprehensive three tiered waste reduction strategy. The strategy is centered on the following three focus areas: 1.Prevention of was...

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Driving Sustainable Consumption in Latin America with...

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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 Alianza Ambiental de America.
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Conscious consumption for a New economy

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The NESI Forum has been held in Málaga (Spain) in April 2019. https://neweconomyforum.org/ Here you can access to the key findings about CONSCIOUS CONSUMPTION extracted from the conversations of 800 experts discussing an co-creating the basis for a new...

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Advance SCP in Peru Results - Hydroelectric Power...

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This material presents the results of the Advance SCP project in Peru related to one of the prioritised sectors: hydroelectric power plants. The Advance SCP project promotes sustainable consumption and production (SCP) patterns in eight emerging economies spread across SouthEast Asia, Africa and Latin America. The project takes the countries’ needs and preferences into consideration: For instance, the UN Environment-led activities in Peru aim to develop Life Cycle Inventory data for refineries, hydroelectric power plants and landfills and a National Economic Input-Output Life Cycle Assessment (EIO-LCA) database.

Advance SCP in Peru Results - Refineries

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This material presents the results of the Advance SCP project in Peru related to one of the prioritised sectors: refineries. The Advance SCP project promotes sustainable consumption and production (SCP) patterns in eight emerging economies spread across SouthEast Asia, Africa and Latin America. The project takes the countries’ needs and preferences into consideration: For instance, the UN Environment-led activities in Peru aim to develop Life Cycle Inventory data for refineries, hydroelectric power plants and landfills and a National Economic Input-Output Life Cycle Assessment (EIO-LCA) database.

Circular and sustainable procurement of IT products

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Circular economy and sustainable supply chains are issues that procurers can influence by taking real action. During two webinars TCO Development and partners will explain how to outline procurement making IT products more circular and sustainable. On-dema...

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Scaling up Voluntary Sustainability Standards through...

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This 4th Flagship Report of the United Nations Forum on Sustainability Standards (UNFSS) aims to provide an understanding of the role of government as a vehicle to drive the adoption of VSS. The effectiveness of VSS to contribute to sustainable development partly depends on their degree of adoption by economic operators. In this respect, governments can play a significant role through public procurement and trade policy.
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New Consumer Agenda

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The European Commission launched the New Consumer Agenda to empower European consumers to play an active role in the green and digital transitions. The Agenda also addresses how to increase consumer protection and resilience during and after the COVID-19 pande...

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