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 Sello Ambiental Americas.

Implemented in

  • Latin America / Caribbean
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Mexico

Sectors of activity
Consumer Goods, Buildings and construction, Energy, Food & Beverage

Type of initiative
Capacity Building & Implementation

Type of lead actor
United Nations / intergovernmental organizations

Start date
08/11/2018

End date
30/11/2020

Shared by

Bettina Heller

Associate Programme 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

No activities have yet been reported under this initiative

Impact and Results

ICSAL was launched at the regional sustainable food systems forum in Costa Rica in February. It aims to ensure that private and public sector stakeholders increasingly use SCP tools provided by the One Planet network 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 Sello at the SFS conference (see press release below).

Next steps and how to get involved

In the first half of 2019, we plan to hold webinars for national stakeholders (esp. private sector and industry associations) around sustainable consumption tools for application on the ground, as well as a workshop for knowledge sharing between established eco-labels and the Sello Ambiental Americas.