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.

Sectors of activity
Consumer Goods, Buildings and construction, Energy, Food & Beverage, Public Procurement, Industrial Sector

Type of initiative
Capacity Building & Implementation

Type of lead actor
United Nations / intergovernmental organizations

Start date
08/11/2018

End date
30/11/2020

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Ignacio Sanchez Diaz

Resource Efficiency Officer

UN Environment

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Objectives

The overall objective of the ICSAL project is to support governments, private sector and other stakeholders in the implementation of policies and practices that lead to improvement in product design and product sustainability information and increase consumer awareness to support sustainable lifestyles in Latin America and the Caribbean. This will be achieved through the use of a range of tools and partners offered by One Planet Network and responding to the regional and national SCP strategies.

Activities

As collected through the One Planet Reporting

Output level

Training for SCP

  • Exchanging Knowledge on Environmental Labels and Declaration Regional Workshop
  • SCP Training series for private sector

Impact and Results

ICSAL was launched at the regional sustainable food systems forum in Costa Rica in February 2019. It aims to ensure that private and public sector stakeholders increasingly use SCP tools provided by UN Environment to change consumption practices, reducing pressure on the environment and fostering social and economic development, contributing to SDG12. In the intermediate state, this contributes to improving product design and production processes, and to increasing consumer information to support sustainable lifestyles. Ultimately, in its impact, ICSAL aims to increase the number of certified sustainable products, and availability of reliable consumer information, reducing environmental impact and increasing quality of life and sustainable lifestyles. A highlight so far was the three countries submitting a commitment around the regional ecolabel at the SFS conference (see press release below).