The International Convention on Sustainable Trade and Standards (ICSTS) is an international framework that aims to uphold multi-stakeholder dialogue on voluntary sustainability standards. The Convention is dedicated to the practicalities of leveraging sustainability standards as a mean to foster sustainable global value chains and green exports, while addressing the challenges and opportunities where these standards can eventually contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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The Floriculture Sustainability Initiative (FSI) is a multi-stakeholder initiative that brings together members of the international floriculture supply-chain. FSI members collaborate to improve practices and drive positive change in the sustainable production and trade of flowers and plants. A total of 14 international voluntary sustainable standards and schemes make up the FSI Basket.
Tourism is the main industry to leave carbon footprints and cause of nature destruction. Natural tourist attractions are attracting the highest number of tourists around the globe.The significant effort of every travel operators to encourage tourists to practice Eco-friendly behavior is important.The natural existence of those tourist destinations relies in the hand of locals who lives there. So participation of local people in nature conservation and profit of tourism can help conserve nature.
International Forum "U.S. - E.U.: Environmental Law Colloquium", Center for American Studies of Rome - May 30, 2019
The “U.S.–E.U.: Environmental Law Colloquium” aims to encourage participation and collaboration between American and European Scholars on a regular basis, to share the progress of our researches and to launch new initiatives and projects for the implementation of the environmental policies.
Dr. Giovanni Antonelli Ph.D.
Prof. M.V. Ferroni
Prof. F. Giglioni
The unexpected flood marooned more than 30,000 (thirty thousand) house holds in the district. From KoshagumudaBlock , Balenga was one of Panchayats which was worst affected by the devastating flood. The flash flood had damaged standing crop 90 percent and damaged houses more than 70 percent making the people extremely vulnerable. Around 7000 house holds were under threat of sustaining livelihoods in this block
EEG launched its Million Tree Project in 2007 as a response to UNEP’s Plant for the Planet-The Billion Tree Campaign.By 2010, EEG managed to plant over 2 million indigenous trees within the UAE.The campaign in 2018 took place on 18.12.18 under the patronage and presence of H E Engr Shkh Salem Bin Sultan Bin Saqr AlQasimi,member of the Government of Ras Al-Khaimah Executive Council and Chairman of the Department of Civil Aviation,in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah at a Sidr reserve in Ras Al Khaima
Watch a telecast based on CRB's 5th Annual Sustainability Conference, 'India & Sustainability Standards 2019' - entitled, "Collaboration: The Key to a Sustainable Future"
The programme will examine:
How Good India is doing on Sustainability & SDGs
What Businesses need to do, to be more responsible towards People & Planet, while continuing to make profits.
Details of CRB Annual Conference at www.sustainabilitystandards.in
The ISEAL Alliance commissioned 3Keel and the University of Oxford to answer the question of what voluntary sustainability standards deliver on the ground by reviewing the evidence on whether standards systems drive the adoption of sustainable practices.
The full report and short summary is available here: https://www.standardsimpacts.org/resources-reports/iseal-report-effectiveness-standards-driving-adoption-sustainability-practices?position=0&list=KB3V2pajITZ2TyI5AEAQm_XlBONCbezo3b_VdtLmmRQ
FSC certification is being used by many public authorities as (non-exclusive) evidence of sustainable sourcing in relation to wood and wood products. FSC works on increased availability and reliability of FSC-products.
FSC National offices assist policy makers and public procurers in procurement practices that ensure sustainable forest resource management.
FSC has special information for public procurers on its website: https://ic.fsc.org/en/choosing-fsc/public-procurement
Centre for Responsible Business (CRB) - 5th Annual Conference, 'India & Sustainability Standard 2018', 14-16 Nov, Delhi
As an organisation working on sustainability/sustainable development, the Centre for Responsible Business (CRB) believes collaboration is fundamental to achieve the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – and its necessary to assess various approaches in this direction and impacts thereof. The 2018 version of CRB's Annual Conference would entail deliberations on collaboration between key actors that leverage CSR and voluntary sustainability standards to achieve SDGs in India, on various sectoral and thematic areas.
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.
On its website, FSC informs public procurers how sourcing certified wood/paper products contributes to sustainable development, biodiversity and climate policies. It advises how do procure FSC-certification properly and what follow up activities are needed. It contains publications focusing on the construction sector, on WTO and EU Directive alignments, on LCA limitations, and on how to find more information and indeed, certified products.