Presentación que contiene información sobre su manifiesto sobre la prevención del calentamiento global e iniciativas aplicadas a las asociaciones entre los proveedores de PYMEs y los minoristas para promover las compras verdes.
Presentation containing information on its manifesto on the prevention of global warming and green purchasing initiatives applied to partnerships between SME suppliers and retailers to promote green purchasing.
Presentantion que contiene información sobre la política de compras ecológicas de Corea, las condiciones actuales de contratación pública y compras verdes y las iniciativas a futuro.
Presentantion containing information on Korea’s Green Purchasing Policy, the current conditions of public procurement and green procurement and the future directions.
The 3rd International Conference on Green Purchasing – What is Happening Internationally? Green Purchasing Activities in Asia
Presentación sobre compras verdes que contiene una línea de tiempo internacional sobre acciones de desarrollo sostenible y una tabla de comparación de actividades en Asia. También presenta 4 estrategias claves en compras verdes: concientización, políticas y regulaciones, creación de mercados y catálisis y creación de redes. La presentación también profundiza la situación de la Contratación Pública Verde en Japón.
Presentation on green purchasing that contains an international time line on sustainable development actions and a comparison table of activities in Asia. It also presents 4 key strategies on green purchasing: awareness, policy and regularions, market creation and catalyses and networking and deepens the situtation of Green Public Procurement in Japan.
As part of the Chinese and KEITI funded project "Strengthening the capacities and improving the knowledge on Green Public Procurement and Eco-Labelling in the ASEAN+3 region", UNEP will host 2 webinars over the course of 2015 with the intention of increasing knowledge sharing and capacity building within the ASEAN+3 region.
The first webinar took place on 12 March 2015. Specific objectives of this webinar were to report on events and activities relevant to ASEAN+3 GPPEL network members, to share members' work and experiences, and to announce upcoming activities related to SPP/GPP and/or Ecolabelling in the ASEAN+3 region.
The Policy Handbook for Sustainable Consumption and Production of Korea is comprised of two sections.
The first section is Policy Handbook, which is divided into three parts, namely Consumer Information; Sustainable
Consumption and Lifestyle; and Sustainable Business.
Each part contains various policy instruments with detailed
and practical guide elaborating basic concept, policy goals, legal basis, major milestones, working mechanism,
implementing procedure, strength, challenges, major outcomes and future plans for improvement of the policy. At the
end of each policy section, information documents and online website are listed for further reference for readers.
Part 1 incorporates Korea Eco-labeling, Carbon Footprint Labeling, Green Building Certification, and Green Store
Certification, which aim to provide information on environmental performances and/or eco-friendliness of
products, building and retail store so that consumers can make an informed decision.
Part 2 encompasses policy instruments and activities, including Green Public Procurement, Green Credit Card, and
ECO-EXPO KOREA, designed to stimulate and incentivize sustainable consumption and lifestyle.
Part 3 includes policy instruments and incentives such as Eco-Business Award, GREEN-UP, and Eco-Design Program
that promote sustainable business practices.
The second section, included in the extended version of the Policy Handbook, provides laws, regulations, and
guidelines that underpin the respective policies described in the Policy Handbook as follows:
Sustainable Consumption and Production in General
Act and Enforcement Decree on Promotion of Purchase of Green Products
Operational Rule of the Korea Eco-labeling
Carbon Footprint Labeling
Guideline for Carbon Footprint of Products; Regulation on the Operational Procedure of Carbon Footprint Labeling
Green Building Certification
Act on Support for the Establishment of Green Buildings; Regulation on Green Building Certification
Green Credit Card
Guideline for the Operation of the Green Credit Card System
Green Store Certification
Regulation on Operational Process for Green Store Certification
The report presents three country case studies that look at the current institutional frameworks and governmental capacities for implementing effective ESC from P. R. China, Japan and Republic of Korea. Despite diverse policy dialogues and many initiatives on SCP, there is still a lack of knowledge and experience on how we actually can educate nations and their citizens for sustainable consumption. The main research was conducted through survey and interviews with relevant government officials in P. R. China, Japan and Republic of Korea, and it was supported by additional review of current policy frameworks and strategic plans and assessment of training materials/curriculums. This research was conducted in the respective countries by research partners at Beijing Normal University, Tokyo City University and Consumers Union of Korea in close collaboration with IGES.
The promotion of sustainable consumption and green markets has received attention from many national governments including the P. R. China, Japan and the Republic of Korea. All three countries have demonstrated interest and commitment towards shifting to more sustainable patterns of development and have also recognised the importance of sustainable consumption in achieving this. However, ESC still remains a very young and even novel topic that does not yet have substantial policy mandates to ensure its implementation in these countries, and thus there are many opportunities for capacity building to advance effective implementation.
The findings from this research identify key aspects of current governmental context for promoting SC and consumer awareness raising (including relevant policy frameworks, overall strategies, understandings of government officials, and barriers and obstacles to implementation). The three country cases are then analysed in a comparative capacity assessment. The assessment framework is based on the four levers of change identified by UNDP for assessing capacity assets and needs: 1) institutional arrangements, 2) leadership, 3) knowledge, and 4) accountability.