The SCP project seeks to encourage and support national governments, the private sector and consumers in moving towards more sustainable patterns of consumption and production in the agri-food sector aiming to develop examples of best practice that are then transferred through a South-South transfer.

The project operates in Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Paraguay and Colombia.

WWF-Germany

Sectors of activity
Environmental Services, Consumer Goods, Food & Beverage, Tourism

Type of initiative
Capacity Building & Implementation, Education & Awareness Raising, Policy Frameworks & Tools

Type of lead actor
Civil society

Start date
01/03/2017

End date
29/02/2020

Objectives

The project promotes sustainable consumption and production in the agri-food sector and seeks to integrate SCP strategies into national mitigation policies and climate protection efforts. In addition to reducing carbon emissions, the project helps protect biodiversity by improving forest management and agricultural practices.
An important component of the project extension to South America is the South-South exchange. This encompasses the direct exchange of knowledge and technical know-how between the countries.

Key goals within the framework of the project are:

- Cooperating with the respective national governments to develop mitigation strategies for the agri-food sector
- Collaborating with companies to implement sustainable business models and to improve availability, accessibility and quality of consumer information
- Increasing consumers' awareness of the impact of their consumption patterns
- Developing and implementing concepts for SCP as models for other countries (south-south transfer).

Activities

As collected through the One Planet Reporting

Output level

Outreach and communication for SCP

  • Kick Off of the « Establish Low Carbon Consumption in Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines » project funded by the German BMUB, Bangkok, Thailand
  • All outreach and communication of the project in three countries

Outcome level

Policy instrument for SCP

  • Policy relevant activities of the SCP TIP project

SCP changes in practice

  • Sustainable Diner "model" implementation by partner restaurants

Impact and Results

During project implementation, recommendations and guidelines on sustainable consumption and production have been developed and integrated into political policy-making processes such as NDCs revision. Businesses have been informed about the benefits of sustainable production practices, and have received support for implementation. The multi-level approach (government, business, and consumers) provides the best opportunities for a long-term impact.

Through regular sharing of experiences and communication among the target countries, innovative methods will be multiplied and scaled up on a regional level. The close cooperation with the UNEP 10 Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (10YFP), the Consumer Information Programme as well as the Sustainable Food Systems Programme has allowed to incorporate lessons learned, best practices and to rely on internationally recognized frameworks to develop context-based solutions.

Next steps and how to get involved

Contact: lisa.christel@wwf.de