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. 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; apply Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology and develop environmental profiles and sustainability criteria for 3 products prioritized for Sustainable Public Procurement; and update/strengthen existing NAMA for the Energy and/or Waste sector.
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The Province of Flemish Brabant, Rikolto, retailer Colruyt Group, University College UCLL and Universi-ty of Leuven together with young people, experts, farmers, etc. look for ways to feed a growing global population in a sustainable way. We wish to fuel the debate by bringing together people from the business community, governments, consumers and civil-society organisations, and literally ‘feed’ the debate by putting 3 sustainable future-proof products in the spotlight.
The SAFE Platform, comprised of frontrunner private sector participants, donors, and non-governmental organizations, creates and supports projects that seek to transform these landscapes and demonstrate that producing 100% sustainable coffee and cocoa is possible.
This initiative, managed by Hivos, leverages existing knowledge, expertise, and resources from all its members and implements projects that seek to scale up innovative approaches in four main strategic areas.
The GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) offered a number of 2- and 3-day intensive and interactive onsite training classes focused on the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Criteria, and engaged tourism industry professionals around the world through expert presentations and discussions on sustainable tourism best practices for businesses and destinations.
The STTP, begining in 2017, offered online scheduled training classes led by GSTC trainers, available at least 4 times a year.
SRI builds capacity for sustainable recycling in developing countries with a focus on sustainable e-waste management. The programme addresses sustainability criteria in secondary resources management in developing countries and has developed guidance principles for inclusive recycling in a globale ISO process. Activities also include the development of basic data for the assessment of environmental life cycle performance for industrial activities.
The project was aimed at combining sustainable public procurement and eco-labelling to stimulate the demand and supply of sustainable products in target countries and regions. It aimed to establish the foundations for the development of successful eco-labelling and SPP policies and supported countries in the design and implementation of effective SPP and eco-labelling action plans.
The project was implemented in a number of different countries across Latin America, Africa and Asia.
In "core countries" with established eco-labelling programmes (Brazil, Vietnam and Colombia), the aim was to implement UNEP’s SPP Approach combined with a proactive use of eco-labels. In other countries with no pre-existing eco-labelling programmes ( Ecuador, Panama, Peru, Costa Rica, Chile, Argentina, Sri Lanka, Morocco, Mauritius, Togo, Mongolia) the project focused on the development and implementation of SPP policies, together with awareness-raising activities about the opportunities that eco-labels represent for the strengthening of the national SPP programme.
Better by Design – replicating promising practices, tools and methodologies to support and enable companies in Latin America to improve the sustainability of their food and beverage products
The project will work with major retailers operating in Nicaragua, Honduras and Peru and their value chain partners to implement tried-and-tested sustainable product design tools into new product development (NPD) processes. A ‘Consumer Information Lab’ will also be used concurrently to build capacity and best practices in Latin American organisations for sustainability-led advertising of consumer goods.
Advance SCP: Advancing and Measuring Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) for a Low-Carbon Economy in Middle-Income and Newly Industrialized Countries
The Advance SCP project supports the development and implementation of sustainability information systems (SIS) in eight emerging economies across three regions of the world: South-East Asia, Africa & Latin America; adapting itself to the varying circumstances of the pilot countries and their needs in terms of SCP. The SIS will form the basis for making informed consumption decisions and lead to lower greenhouse gas emissions and improved resource efficiency along the value chains.
1) A holistic approach: Anyone, anywhere, anytime
Solutions concerning food challenges often look at one aspect, eg hunger or obesity, climate or food waste. Intractable individually, these problems can be addressed holistically at community level. Food solutions start from our daily life.
2) A horizontal approach: Multi-stakeholder engagement
Community is a perfect platform for bringing food stakeholders together, since it is where lifestyles and behaviour are rooted and synergies can be obtained.
3) Behaviour change: Long-term impact
Global Action Plan International is a global leader in sustainable behaviour change. We incorporate behaviour change principles into all our programs. Longitudinal academic studies show that participants in our empowering programs tend to a) Try many new behaviours during the program, b) Keep most of those as ingrained habits, c) Introduce new sustainable habits long after the program has finished.