Can I Recycle This? A Global Mapping and Assessment of Standards, Labels and Claims on Plastic Packaging

This report provides a global mapping and assessment of standards, labels and claims on plastic packaging. The findings of this report map the current landscape of consumer information, highlighting good practices and areas where action should be taken. An international, cross-sector consultation revealed five key insights and recommendations for clearer and more effective consumer communication on plastic packaging.

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Consumer Information for SCP

Circular Economy Model for E-Waste Management Sector: Innovation by E- Waste Exchange, India

E-Waste Exchange is a startup in the e-waste management domain, which achieved global status and was “highly commended” by the World Economic Forum (WEF), for its unique “circular economy model for e-waste management”.
E-Waste Exchange has designed and developed RE-CIRCULATE, a unique standard for use by government departments and businesses to achieve responsible production and consumption of electronic and electrical products in line with SDG 12 (responsible consumption and production), while

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10YFP Progress Report - HLPF 2020

The objective of the present report is to share with Member States and stakeholders progress on the implementation of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns and its ‘One Plan for One Planet’ strategy 2018-2022, highlighting key outputs and outcomes under each of its main objectives. The report is hereby submitted through the Economic and Social Council for the consideration of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in 2020

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How can people better understand their environmental impacts: An Introduction to lifestyle calculators

Lifestyle calculators can help people (and organizations that work with people) understand lifestyle sustainability impacts. There is an increasing amount of lifestyle calculators available. How can people best navigate their use? To help clarify, the UN One Planet Network’s Consumer Information and Sustainable Lifestyles & Education Programmes, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and UN Environment Programme developed this overview.

SPP Index Methodology: SDG indicator 12.7.1

UN Environment has developed a methodology for the measurement of SDG Target Indicator 12.7.1, which promotes "public procurement practices that are sustainable, in accordance with national policies and priorities”. The indicator should assess whether countries (i) have developed SPP policies and actions plans and (ii) are implementing them. The 12.7.1 methodology is aimed at national governments, guiding policy makers and practitioners.

Literature Review Memo on SDGs and Procurement

This memo is an analysis of the current landscape of available literature and tools that connect the SDGs and procurement. The scoping study explores the existing guidance, methods and tools that help procurement advance towards sustainability, identifies potential organizations and initiatives to partner with, and suggests methods to measure and communicate the sustainability impacts or outcomes of procurement.

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Sustainable Public Procurement

EFFICIENCY OF SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES SUPPORT IN THE PUBLIC PROCUREMENT SYSTEM OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

The paper aims to analyse the efficiency of efficiency of state support for small and medium enterprises provided through the public procurement mechanisms in the Russian Federation. Preferences in public procurement for this category of business are one of the tools for implementing the state policy of small business support.

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Environmental and Resource assessment for uptake of LC3 in India’s cement mix

This study undertaken to ascertain the potential sustainable impact of LC3 in India's cement mix. Conducting a comparative analysis of the environmental and resource performance between two diverse cement production scenarios - Business As Usual and Low-Carbon Pathway (LCP), the study concludes that introduction and growing proportion of LCPs have a better environmental and resource performance - thereby establishing the legitimacy of LC3 as the cement for sustainable future in India.

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Sustainable Lifestyles and Education Sustainable Buildings and Construction

Redesign food experience

The quality of life we enjoy depends on what we consume and waste and what we consume and waste has a direct impact on the quality of the soil and the air we breathe.
Food tells us every day that we are part of nature, that we are part of a single system, where our individual well-being is not independent of our collective well-being, that inappropriate eating habits and food waste have consequences on our health, the environment and the economy. We need to redesign our consumer experience.

Contribution of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns on ‘Accelerated action and transformative pathways: realising the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development”

This paper provides the contribution of the One Planet network, that implements the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns (10YFP), to the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, in response to the request made by the President of the Economic and Social Council in February 2020

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The Fly Ash Brick Industry in Bihar

This is the third edition “Fly Ash Brick Industry in Bihar”. It assesses the current state of fly ash bricks in Bihar and delves deeper into the barriers faced by the industry, on the demand and supply side in particular, based on the survey and analysis done by Development Alternatives. The report seeks to address the issues faced in manufacturing and selling of fly ash bricks and gives an insight into the measures taken for overcoming those.

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Sustainable Buildings and Construction

Consumer Information Tools and Climate Change

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.

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Sustainable Tourism Consumer Information for SCP Sustainable Buildings and Construction Sustainable Food Systems Programme

Sustainable Fashion? How Companies Provide Sustainability Information to Consumers

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.

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Consumer Information for SCP

Measuring the Performance of Ecolabels

Focused on how ecolabels prove and report their performance, this edition includes success stories of several GEN members. Read about how ecolabel certification has saved millions of tonnes of CO2 and VOC emissions, and billions of kilowatt hours of electricity.

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Consumer Information for SCP

10YFP Board

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

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Procurement Guidelines: State Public Procurement Agency Republic of Moldova

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.

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Sustainable Public Procurement

BUFFET - Building and Understanding for Food Excess in Tourism

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

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Sustainable Tourism

De la Charte au Label “Relations Fournisseurs et Achats Responsables”

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”…

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Sustainable Public Procurement

Textiles – from waste to resource by 2030

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.

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Sustainable Lifestyles and Education

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.

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Sustainable Lifestyles and Education

Operational Purchasing Guide from Social Economy Enterprises

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.

Responsible Purchasing Barometer

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.

Total Cost of Ownership calculators

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.