Do you want to know how to design, plan and evaluate a green nudge? It is a non-forcing way to gently push and help consumers or other actors to change their behavior in a sustainable manner. In order to understand how green nudges can be applied in environmental policy making, The Swedish EPA has funded a for-year research project. The researchers also present and evaluate three nudging case studies targeting food waste. Green nudging might be used complementary to other policy instruments.
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The Trash Hack campaign aims to encourage young people to learn about sustainability through tackling waste. Education is at the heart of the campaign.
The campaign will promote simple actions young people can take to combat waste in neighborhoods and homes. The Trash Hack website will provide examples of concrete actions they can take against waste, inspiration from other young people who have Trash Hacked their lives and tips on how to share their passion for sustainability.
Multi-agency support to UNCTs in mainstreaming resource efficiency in the housing, buildings, and construction sector
The specific objective of this joint programme proposal is to equip UN country teams with the necessary tools and information to:
● Support governments in transforming their buildings and construction sector in a resource efficient, low carbon and climate resilient manner
● Raise awareness and strengthen the capacity of national stakeholders on sustainable buildings and construction related benefits and opportunities
This is a global programme implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and funded through the Flexible Multi-Partner Mechanism (FMM). The objective is to support food systems development through coherent policies, strengthened capacities and increased public and private investments in agribusiness development, trade and food losses and waste reduction. With a current funding envelop of USD 2 million, activities are currently being implemented or planned in 13 countries.
Methodological challenges for ecolabels in the Global Ecolabelling Network - Evaluation and traceability of critical raw materials and determination of quantitative environmental relief potentials
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 integration of sustainability issues of raw material supply chains into ecolabelling schemes and second, the measurement of ecolabel performance by the determination of quantitative environmental relief potentials.
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 decreased in recent years. The results also show that electrical and electronic equipment is being replaced for many reasons. Material, functional, psychological and economic forms of obsolescence interact and create a highly complex pattern.
According to the ISO14021 on environmental self-declaration, a product is recyclable if:
1 - Customers have a reasonable access to a recycling program
2 - Technologies are available locally to sort and then recycle the product
3 - There is a market for the recycled material
We equip brand owners and manufacturers with tools to design truly recyclable packaging and make recycling easy for consumers.
This new EU funded project lead by RMIT University under the Jean Monnet research partnerships will examine the role of the EU’s Smart Specialisation in linking scientific and social innovation, and how this can deliver global action to address societal challenges. Smart Specialisation is a direct outcome of European integration and the EU’s economic, social and environmental agenda for a future Europe. It links closely with the EU’s commitments to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
COVID-19 AND CITIES. BUILDING RESILIENCE ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION (GLOBAL PANDEMIC NETWORK WEBINAR)
GPN is an international network in the field of human sciences, aimed at bringing together
academics as well as distinguished experts, with a view to mutually exchange research and
information on pandemics, engage in deep-rooted discussions and bring forward solutions for
decision-makers based on analysis of best practices and comparison of experiences.
To this end we have identified the following thematic focuses: Covid-19 and government response,human rights, environment, cities, competition,
New strategy to integrate the tourism activity in the city plan to meet the SDGs. Based in a taylor made dashboard to support the Observatory for sustainable tourism, the strategy will develop an action plan determined by the stakeholders.
ISEAL is the global membership organisation for credible sustainability standards. 2013, ISEAL published the Credibility Principles following a global consultation with contributions from more than 400 stakeholders. The Credibility Principles are ten core principles that represent a common understanding of what is essential for a standard system to deliver impact and are a reference point for companies, governments and NGOs when assessing or benchmarking standards systems and related tools.
The One Planet Sustainable Buildings and Construction Programme (SBC) presents Circular Built Environment report highlights from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, North America and Oceania.
The webinar discusses key findings from the report and invites building professionals from different stakeholder groups and geographical regions to join and help to sharpen and shape the recommendations. Your input will be used to finalize the reports, which are planned to be published later this year
Argentina lleva adelante varias iniciativas orientadas a la eficiencia de recursos, prevención de la contaminación, compras públicas, sistemas alimentarios, construcciones, responsabilidad empresaria, que contribuyen al cambio hacia patrones de CPS. El proyecto apoya el desarrollo de una estrategia nacional, basada en la interfaz ciencia-política, que permita integrar de manera coherente los antecedentes nacionales y priorizar sectores estratégicos.
Eco school programs have laid a promising foundation for the development of environmental education within Cambodia. However, the number of schools involved in these activities remain low, and there is a need to further encourage participation as well as build institutional capacity to fully disseminate the concept broadly. This project will, therefore, build on these foundations through a sustainable school, internal capacity building, and awareness-raising to promote sustainable lifestyle.