The NESI Forum has been held in Málaga (Spain) in April 2019.
Here you can access to the key findings about CONSCIOUS CONSUMPTION extracted from the conversations of 800 experts discussing an co-creating the basis for a new economy to achieve SDG Goals in 2030.
This document has been written by Amaya Apesteguía, Carlos Trías, Cristian Figueroa, Leire Iriarte and Nuria Fernández Muñiz, based on the discussions and recommendations of the NESI FORUM 2019
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The NESI Forum has been held in Málaga (Spain) in April 2019.
From consumer choice to data privacy, connected products to access, the Consumers International Summit 2019 examines some of the most pressing issues consumers face in the digital world. The Consumers International Summit 2019 takes place from 29 April – 2 May 2019 at Estoril Congress centre.
The GSTC Criteria serve as the global baseline standards for sustainability in travel and tourism. The Criteria are used for education and awareness-raising, policy-making for businesses and government agencies and other organization types, measurement and evaluation, and as a basis for certification.
ENERFUND project aims to enhance investments in refurbishment of buildings across Europe by developing a tool that rates and scores deep renovation opportunities. The tool is based on a set of parameters such as Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs), number of certified installers, governmental schemes running, quality of heating systems, etc. Find our more about buildings' energy efficiency in the 11 countries already mapped in the tool here https://app.enerfund.eu/
The action plan adopted in March 2018 has 3 main objectives: (1) reorient capital flows towards sustainable investment, for sustainable and inclusive growth; (2) manage financial risks stemming from climate change, environmental and social issues; and (3) foster transparency and long-termism in financial activity.
Concretely, the action plan announces a taxonomy to define what is sustaible, EU labels for green financial products and more transparency for clients and corporations (reporting).
14th Asia Pacific Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production: Call for Action – “Acting Together for our Future Sustainability” 2nd Indonesia Resource Efficiency Forum and Expo
The 14th Asia Pacific Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production (14th APRSCP): “Investing in Innovation for SCP Implementation in Asia Pacific (towards enabling change for SDGs)” will be held on 12 – 14 November 2018 at Balai Kartini, Jakarta, Indonesia. This APRSCP Conference is conducted jointly with Indonesia Resource Efficiency Forum and Expo.
Program designed with very special characteristics to give a chance to those people who have little possibility of obtaining financial support within traditional financing systems.
The program is addressed to productive small and medium-sized businesses, -both individuals or associations, devoted to sustainable, and mainly innovative, economic activities. Those activities should contribute to better quality of life, environmental protection, and gender equity.
EDGE: An online platform, a green building standard and a certification system for more than 130 countries
To help companies mainstream green buildings in emerging markets, IFC has developed EDGE, an online platform (www.EDGEBUILDINGS.com) that allows design teams to estimate the efficiency of a building by using practical solutions. The aim is to set a metrics-driven definition of what constitutes a green building, reward property developers for building green, increase regulatory pull, and promote direct investment. 1.7 million m2 of floor space has been voluntarily EDGE-certified globally.
A major task for policy-makers in financing the 2030 Agenda will be to devise financing solutions to attract and direct investments to areas where greater co-benefits and multiplier effects can be achieved. This online platform provides guidance to review and operationalize those financing solutions needed to implement sustainable development strategies. Tourism is a profiled sector-www.undp.org/content/sdfinance/en/home/sector/tourism.html
The objective of the EeMAP initiative is to create a standardised ‘energy efficiency mortgage’ and offer borrowers reduced interest rates and/or increased loan amounts in line with the reduced credit risk of these loans.
RICS is leading the valuation work package in the Horizon2020 funded Energy efficient Mortgages Action Plan (EeMAP) initiative, a mortgage financing initiative to support energy efficiency improvements in residential buildings.
This project will primarily focus on the following to ensure food and nutrition security through Institutional Process for Learning Management. This project was implemented in the districts of Bolangir, Nayagarh districts.. The project aims to ensuring livelihoods security & incorporation of green energy among tribal, Dalits, fisher folk and other backward families by enhancing production and income of 4200 families through community resilient farming systems to climate change by the year 2015.
This core initiative will put food producers at the center and increase understanding of the adoption barriers they face when transitioning to more sustainable production practices. It will improve coordination of incentives to help overcome them, across agriculture and food sectors, and between public and private partners. Through this, producers will be able to manage their activity in a more integrated manner, addressing conservation goals, while improving productivity and income.
Standard Bank South Africa's consumer education strategy aims to provide consumers, particularly those who typically earn less than R8 000 a month, with the necessary information, knowledge and skills to enable them to make more informed financial decisions and to engage with the financial sector with increased confidence. This supports the transformation objectives of the financial sector in South Africa and is essential to their Inclusive Banking strategy. Their programmes build understanding of the terminology and suitability of financial products. In 2013, they spent a total of R20,2 million on consumer education (2012: R15,1 million), a 34% increase compared to 2012.
The National Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Action (NEEREA) is the national financing mechanism approved in 2011 to offer loans and grants through Lebanese commercial banks for private sector investments in energy efficiency, renewable energy and certified buildings. NEEREA offers loans with interest rates reaching as low as 0,6 % and repayment periods reaching as high as 14 years. An important feature of the programme is that it combines legislation and finantial support schemes with awareness raising activities.