Consumer Information Tools and Climate Change - Facilitating low-carbon choices in Tourism, Buildings and Food Systems.
This report details how the use of consumer information tools can support greenhouse gas emission reductions in three industry sectors: tourism, buildings and food. Consumer information covers a range of tools and systems that seek to guide consumers to make more sustainable choices about goods and services (products), including in their use and end of life phase.
The new report “Sustainable Fashion? How companies provide sustainability information to consumers” by HEJSupport touches upon gaps in the current provision of product sustainability information to consumers, with the aim of suggesting a way forward which makes consumers a driving force able to shape the future of sustainable textiles.
Decision 67/203 of the UN General Assembly established a 10YFP Board composed of ten countries with an initial term of two years. The Board was nominated and formally established in September 2013 (decision A/67/L.81). The Board consists of two members from each UN regional group, who in turn represent the countries in their respective regional groups
An important factor in any sustainable acquisition is to reduce the negative impact upon environment of the product/service during their life-cycle. This guide aims to provide an analysis of the national framework, procedures of public acquisitions and best practices regarding to the possibility for public institutions to consider environmental aspects in public acquisitions and to deliver the results related to sustainable development to protect the environment.
Building on the success of the United Nation’s International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development (IY2017) initiative and in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), PATA, along with our project partner Scholars of Sustenance Thailand (Thai-SOS) and knowledge partner Futouris, is launching the BUFFET Campaign to raise awareness of food waste in our industry to drive positive change.
This website aims to provide you with more information and resources about reducing food w
En coordination avec la Médiation des entreprises et avec le soutien d’EcoVadis, Hugues Poissonnier, économiste et docteur en Sciences de gestion analyse les retours d’expériences de Directions Achats lancées dans la grande aventure de l’obtention du label “Relations Fournisseurs et Achats Responsables”…
The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences’ project Resource Effectiveness and the Circular Economy has assembled more than 50 companies, organisations and public authorities around the vision of Sweden being the leading nation as a resource-effective, circular society. The purpose is to strengthen Sweden’s competitiveness in a future with finite resources in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Textiles were chosen as one of five subprojects.
Nordic Youth As Sustainable Changemakers: In the transition to sustainable consumption and production
This analysis focuses on young people aged 13-30 in the Nordic countries, and how they relate to Sustainable Consumption and Production (SDG12). The analysis has examined young people’s concerns, motivation, inspiration, actions, approaches, recommendations and demands in relation to sustainable consumption and living.
This project aims to provide an operational purchasing guide from SEEs to Quebec organizations that have committed to purchase from them. This guide serves as an inventory of good practices to be implemented at the key stages of the procurement process to ensure that the SEEs is taken into account. It focuses on buying from SEEs more than on the larger “social purchasing” concept.
The Barometer was deployed so that organizations could have a practical tool to objectively identify their standing in terms of sustainable procurement.
It also gives them access to a personalized summary of their organization’s procurement performance to allow them to be able to assess how they measure up to the market compared to other organizations. Furthermore, it is simple and quick means to update your knowledge in regard to responsible procurement.
The Total Cost of Ownership analysis provides a sustainability assessment by taking into account the total life cycle costs of a project when analyzing various solutions. More specifically, it aims to extend the concept of price in the calculation of tenders to include various maintenance, monitoring and other related costs incurred during the possession of the product until its end of life.
To provide tangible support to requisitioners and purchasing agents seeking to make sustainable acquisitions, ECPAR has developed a series of sustainable purchasing sheets on common goods and services; eight of them are publicly available.
Designed to meet the needs of different types of users (buyers, sustainability team, final user), these sheets include those sections: before buying, sustainable purchasing, rationale and additional information and references.
This publication aims to introduce the strategic role that sustainable procurement can play to transform tourism by scaling up the market of sustainable products and services in the sector, enabling the reduction of GHG emissions and the shift towards a more resilient, resource efficient development. The document intends to inform dialogues on how best to incorporate circularity and sustainability in procurement practices of tourism businesses and illustrate to which extend tourism professionals have already successfully done so. It is addressed to corporate buyers and business leaders in the tourism sector as well as policy makers.
It has been developed as part of the United Nations Environment Programme work on sustainable consumption and production in the tourism value chain.
La jurisprudence admet la possibilité d’intégrer parmi les critères de sélection un critère social à la condition que ce critère soit en lien avec l’objet du marché ou les conditions d’exécution. Comme pour les clauses sociales les clauses et critères environnementaux ne sont possibles que s’ils sont en lien avec l’objet du marché. Il faut toujours un lien avec l’objet ou l’exécution du marché.
Ce mémento est un document à destination des acheteurs de l’Educ et du Sup ayant pour
objet de mettre en pratique les préconisations de la « Charte ministérielle des achats
responsables »(charte publiée en février 2019).
Ce mémento :
1. Rappelle les outils à dispositions des acheteurs (page 2 : en matière
environnementale, page 3 en matière sociale),
2. Transmet des indicateurs de performance sociale et environnementale (page 4),
3. Présente un plan d’actions en quelques étapes (pages 5 et 6).
La protection de l’environnement et le progrès social sont des vecteurs de bien-être pour notre
société, au même titre que la croissance économique. Si, désormais, les achats responsables sont sécurisés juridiquement, la prise en compte d’objectifs de développement durable s’inscrit toujours dans le cadre des principes du CCP. L’autre fonction de cette charte est de rappeler que l’achat socialement responsable fait partie intégrante du développement durable.
Aligning policy and legal framework for supporting smallholder farming through public food procurement: The case of home-grown school feeding programmes
Despite an increasing recognition of the importance of a conducive and aligned public procurement policy and regulatory frameworks for the implementation of public food procurement initiatives that target smallholder farmers, very little has been said about how such an alignment can be achieved. This publication aims to contribute to this discussion, bringing an analysis of four country experiences and of the various legal mechanisms that can be used within the school food procurement context.
The overall objective of the study is to present the Republic of Korea’s GPP impact measurement methodology, to compare it to others used by other public authorities internationally and to pilot a macro-economic analysis of the economic and environmental impacts of the Republic of Korea’s GPP policy in order to improve the approaches used by the government to estimate GPP impacts and benefits. Also, it provides guidance to governments reforming their GPP policies and measurement approaches.
Leveraging institutional food procurement for linking small farmers to markets: Findings from WFP's Purchase for Progress initiative and Brazil's food procurement programmes
Institutional food procurement programmes (IFPPs) refer to initiatives that are designed to link institutional demand for food to broader development objectives. In developing countries, IFPPs are increasingly viewed as approaches that facilitate the transformation of local food systems. This publication shares lessons from the Purchase for Progress (P4P) pilot initiative of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), as well as Brazil’s National School Feeding Programme (PNAE) and the public
This publication is a select extract from the full 2016 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report: Education for people and planet: Creating sustainable futures for all (UNESCO, 2016). It contains three chapters from that Report: Prosperity, Partnership and the policy recommendations to transform education for sustainable development. It also includes one chapter from the Gender Review of the 2016 Report, focusing on the links between education, gender equality and work.
Education for global citizenship education & sustainable development: content in social science textbooks
This background report reviews the state of existing research and data on relevant sustainable development content in social science education in countries around the world. Specifically, it examines the extent to which textbook content could help learners acquire the knowledge, skills, and values needed to meet goal 4.7 of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.
A Review of education for sustainable development and global citizenship education in teacher education
This paper has been produced to inform UNESCO in its preparation for the 2017 Global Education Monitoring Report (GEM) Report. Its purpose is to examine the current preparation of teachers in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and Global Citizenship Education (GCED) as outlined in the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target 4.7.