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.
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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.
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).
Circular economy and sustainable supply chains are issues that procurers can influence by taking real action. During two webinars TCO Development and partners will explain how to outline procurement making IT products more circular and sustainable.
On-demand access webinars Circular IT in practice:
Real world solutions https://tcocertified.com/news/circular-it-in-practice-real-world-solutions/
The purchaser perspective https://tcocertified.com/news/webinar-circular-it-in-practice-the-purchase
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.
This research project aims to scrutinize the current system of monitoring the sustainable development in Ukraine and to improve its consistency with the globally and regionally (EU) practiced ones in order to clarify the geospatial patterns across the country based on the international and national benchmarking. The project pursues academic and educational goals of the Regional Studies and Tourism Chair of the Geography Faculty of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.
Food Made Good is an award winning programme created in 2010 by the Sustainable Restaurant Association in the UK. It helps food service businesses understand and address the sustainability challenges they face by defining sustainability, inspiring action, auditing performance and rewarding success.
Now available under licence to territories worldwide, our mission is to help more food services businesses operate more sustainably and by doing so to help create a sustainable global food system
Strengthening Chemical in Product campaign towards effective SAICM Implementation in the Philippines
The EcoWaste Coalition, with support from IPEN’s Chemicals in Products Program, conducted an investigation on the availability of toys containing hazardous chemicals that are sold in the Philippines. The study was prompted by the group’s continuing concern over the sale of toys that have not passed quality and safety standards, including toys laden with toxic metals, phthalates and flame retardants. The study was also spurred by government-issued directives banning lead in toys and other child
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
Uganda’s Second National Development Plan (NDP II) identifies tourism as a pillar of economic growth. Uganda’s rich natural heritage provides an opportunity to promote sustainable tourism linked to wildlife watching tourism. The National Tourism Sector Strategic Plan 2015/16 – 2019/20 indicates the lack of reliable, timely and accurate tourism data as a challenge. The project aims to fill in this gap with data innovation and big data.
Based on a collaborative project among several caterers & authorities we developed :
an online waste management tool (EDGAR) that measures the amount of waste but also its financial value (loss in €), a reporting tool for comparison with other restaurants and a two days on-site training to help professionals. During the session, we are helping the kitchen and service staff to measure and analyze food waste with the software EDGAR® and to come up with reduction and management measures.
Although the hospitality sector is responsible for only about 1% of the greenhouse gas emissions worldwide, it needs to cut its emission levels given the strong growth in tourism expected for the years to come. Improved energy efficiency should also result in lower operating costs.
Countries forecast with the highest water stress in the coming years are also amongst those with the greatest tourism growth, putting hotel companies at the forefront of current and future water challenges.
This document bridges the gap between local water issues and company-wide water policies by recommending six steps essential to any corporate water stewardship strategy.