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Conference: Sustainable Consumption for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Worldwide - 30 September 2019, Berlin
The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) invite to the conference Sustainable Consumption for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Worldwide. The one-day event will take place on September 30, 2019 in Berlin. The conference launches the study Protecting biodiversity and ecosystem services worldwide through sustainable consumption and invites for discussion.
The Good Life Goals are meant to bridge the gap between the 2030 Agenda and the sustainable lifestyles movement and to inspire individuals to participate in the conversation and act on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in their everyday lives. A Swedish language version of the goals are exhibited on the streets of Linköping.
Schibsted provides a platform that facilitates second hand trade for our users. Every day millions of people buy and sell used items on Schibsted’s marketplaces around the world. Every time someone participates in secondhand trade it is an engagement for our common future. We call it the Second Hand Effect. Thanks to a unique report with data from ten of Schibsted’s marketplaces we can convert the environmental benefit from our users’ trade into numbers and the result is astonishing.
The awareness of the human impact on the environment has increased, and there is a greater focus on personal as well as global consequences of individual lifestyle choices, unfortunately, sustainable development is still not a central topic of educational system in the Baltic states. To solve this problem, The Lithuanian Children and Youth Centre (LCYC) has started Erasmus + project "Jump into Sustainable Lifestyles“.
The UNESCO Chair on Education for Sustainable Lifestyles promotes an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation on education for sustainable lifestyles. It facilitates collaboration between high-level, internationally recognized researchers and teaching staff working on education for sustainable lifestyles from around the world.
WEBINAR: “Orientaciones para el suministro de información relativa a la sostenibilidad de los productos”
Join for a webinar on “Orientaciones para el suministro de información relativa a la sostenibilidad de los productos” - the Guidelines for Providing Product Sustainability Information in Spanish. The Webinar will be held on 25th or 26th September 2019. Please indicate you preference before the 24th August here: https://doodle.com/poll/h9hvstrcf6vhiqfm
Webinar: The importance of using Ecolabel Type 1 as a technical requirement in green public procurement (GPP)
On August 6th and 7th we will present a webinar, with participation of the Brazilian government, about: The importance of using Ecolabel Type 1 as a technical requirement in green public procurement (GPP).
On August 6th the event will be presented in Spanish and on August 7th the event will be presented in English. Both events will occur at 6pm BST.
Nordic youth are now demanding more ambitious and radical action from politicians and decision-makers to bring about change in our current system of production and consumption. But what are the specific concerns, motivations, inspirations, actions, approaches, and demands of this generation of young people in the Nordic countries? To understand this, we must look at both young people in general, but also those who are leading the way.
In 2018, ten families in Umeå were challenged to live without a car for three months. The conclusion was that it was easier than expected. The study was intended for people who have been thinking of reducing their car usage, but who needed a final push to implement the change. The participants were offered a variety of means of transport. The families were interviewed by a researcher. After the test period, three families chose to live without a car, but all participants retained new habits
Earth Charter International is comprised of the ECI Secretariat, its Education Center and the ECI Council. The ECI Secretariat, which is based at the UN-mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica, endeavors to promote the mission, vision, strategies, and policies adopted by the ECI Council. The Secretariat guides and liaises with efforts to bring the Earth Charter to the fields of education, youth, business, and religion, manages communications with the larger Earth Charter network.
In developing countries, most construction activity is done by masons with deficient technical knowledge and by self-builders. Basic training would have great potential not only to improve the quality of housing stock but also for CO2 mitigation.
The trade education centers operating in Nicaragua and Ecuador provide dual education for masons and builders, integrating classroom and construction. Youngsters and masons with only empirical knowledge are educated to be knowledgeable tradesmen.
The future at once holds great peril and great promise.The Earth Charter Initiative counts on a diverse, interactive, global youth network representing over 100 countries from around the world to promote and implement the Earth Charter locally and globally. Those active in the Youth Network have embraced and integrated the Earth Charter into their studies, work, and daily lives. Youth can further develop their capacity and increase their impact as leaders through engaging with the Earth Charter.
Join this webinar to learn about a new green product certification in Sri Lanka. In a project undertaken from 2017 as part of the 10YFP Trust Fund, the agri-food sector in Sri Lanka was focused on to establish more sustainable consumption and production practices. Improving access to information amongst consumers and businesses was a key aim as surveys showed a lack of awareness of sustainable produce among consumers, a lack of standards, and limited certification systems at affordable prices.