An ecosystemic framework for diagnosis of and co-producing of solutions to environmental problems, quality of life and the state of the world, encompassing communication, advocacy, public policies, research and teaching programmes, in view of new paradigms of growth, power, wealth, work and freedom, considering all dimensions of being in the world (intimate, interactive, social and biophysical), as they combine to elicit the events, suffer the consequences and organize for change.
CUTS has documented 15 traditional sustainable practices in different regions of India with a potential of replication on a larger platform at an urban level in relation to the concept of Sustainable Culture and Circular economy.
To regain and retain traditional and cultural practices in relation to Sustainable culture practiced in India since ages. Also, suggest ways and ideas to the World to turn to a Sustainable lifestyles learning from our traditions.
Emerging media and cultural influencers are becoming increasingly effective change agents for individuals. This publication taps into the strategic power of media and the effect it can have to promote more sustainable lifestyles. The Good Life Goals (GLGs) were employed as an example to demonstrate how to continuously track the effective way individuals take in information. The publication concludes with defined and developed actionable communication plans to promote more sustainable living globally.
OECD- UN Environment. The New Normal. An expert dialogue on shaping decisions, attitudes and behaviour to achieve Sustainable Development Goals
This publication highlights outcomes of discussions of 30 experts from government, international organisations, media, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), private sector and research institutions on how to better promote more sustainable living and lifestyles to individuals. To tackle these ideas, experts reverted back to the question: ‘If you were in the elevator with the Minister of Environment, what would be your pitch to “make sustainability happen”?’ and ultimately shared their policy options.
The guidelines were developed under the “Tourism partnerships and concessions in protected areas: Cooperating for success” project, executed on behalf of the CBD Secretariat by the Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group (TAPAS Group) of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas. They were funded by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety of Germany and by the Government of the Republic of Korea through the Bio-Bridge Initiative.
Many protected areas are managed for tourism and visitation as one component of achieving their purpose, involving a wide range of stakeholders, including the private sector. The rapidly expanding demand for tourism development associated with protected areas emphasizes the need to provide clear guidance that will contribute towards sustainable tourism consistent with the primary conservation objectives of protected areas.
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La Carta de la Tierra es una declaración de principios éticos fundamentales para la construcción de una sociedad global justa, sostenible y pacífica en el Siglo XXI. La Carta busca inspirar en todas las personas un nuevo sentido de interdependencia global y de responsabilidad compartida para el bienestar de toda la familia humana, de la gran comunidad de vida y de las futuras generaciones. La Carta es una visión de esperanza y un llamado a la acción.
This publication offers proven actions for creating and inspiring more sustainable lifestyles. It provides the rationale, resources and ideas for developing initiatives across areas of food, mobility, housing, goods and leisure as well as in general sustainable lifestyle areas. Informed by international advisors including in Bogota and Marrakech, it’s a tool for groups with limited resources who want maximum impact.
Developed by: United Nations Environment Programme and One Earth – Oct 2018
Workplaces can support and motivate tangible shifts in their employees’ and customers’ lifestyles towards sustainability. This publication offers proven actions for creating and enabling sustainable lifestyles. It is aimed at those groups and individuals in workplaces who are open and willing to demonstrate and incentivize sustainable lifestyles and need guidance along the way.
Developed by: United Nations Environment Programme and One Earth – Oct 2018.
This document presents a summary of the One Planet Network Consumer Information Programme's Reporting Exercise 2017, including the Programme aims for 2018 Reporting.
One Planet Network actors are expected to report on their initiatives through the One Planet Network reporting system. The reporting platform is open all year and provides an opportunity for all actors to share updates on relevant programme initiatives.
On May 3rd-4th 2018, UN Environment and OECD organized an exciting high-level event: THE NEW NORMAL: Shaping the decisions, attitudes and behaviour to achieve Sustainable Development Goals. The discussion brought together new influencers, behavioural experts, policy-makers and business leaders from around the globe.
ABSTRACT: We establish a parsimonious theoretical framework of consumer wisdom based on five mutually reinforcing psychological facets. Our research draws from wisdom literature and a set of 31 phenomenological interviews with informants who were identified through a multi-stage nomination process. The five facets of consumer wisdom that emerged are Intentionality, Contemplation, Emotional Mastery, Openness, and Transcendence.
Report on the WBCSD and CEBDS Sustainable Lifestyles workshop held in São Paulo in May 2015. It summarises workshop discussions, and the extensive supporting research from CSCP, on where the highest consumption impacts are occurring in key lifestyle areas in Brazil, suggesting areas where business can begin to uncover solutions that reduce the lifestyle impacts.
Report on the WBCSD and CBCSD Sustainable Lifestyles workshop held in Beijing in September 2015. It summarises the workshop discussions, and extensive supporting research from CSCP, on where the highest consumption impacts are occurring in key lifestyle areas in China, suggesting areas where business can begin to uncover solutions that reduce the lifestyle impacts.
Report on the WBCSD and CII Sustainable Lifestyles workshop held in Bangalore in July 2015. It summarises workshop discussions, and extensive supporting research compiled by CSCP, on where the highest consumption impacts are occurring in key lifestyle areas in India, suggesting areas where business can begin to uncover solutions that reduce the lifestyle impacts.
The Good Life 2.0 Playbook is designed to inspire brand teams (and other stakeholders), showing that they can promote aspirations that are in line with happier lifestyles (that are also more sustainable). It is not a guide for marketing sustainable products, it does not define a Sustainable Lifestyle, nor should it be used to try and communicate to people how they should live. We need to shift aspirations as well as behaviours in the transition towards cleaner, smarter, and healthier lives.
The Rainforest Alliance surveyed a group of business owners who have been involved in our
sustainable tourism best practices program and asked them about the perceived benefits they’ve derived from their two years of investment and work in the program. The purpose of the survey was to examine and analyze sustainable management indicators.
Travelling responsibly can provide a richer holiday experience. The Responsible Tourist gives you the tools you need to make an informed decision about your holiday. The book describes how to find a responsible destination, how to find and use online booking platforms that promote sustainable holidays, and how to find and book directly with a responsible hotel or tour operator.
The strategy marks the beginning of a long-term process of cooperation, the process of creating and realizing our common vision of a sustainable society. Nor is the strategy limited to what the state can or should do. As the work on the strategy has shown, local authorities, the business sector, individuals and the voluntary sector all play a vital role in our efforts to achieve a sustainable society.
The value orientations of population should change gradually, patterns of sustainable production and consumption should be preferred and the consumer way of life should be economically and morally disadvantaged. Indicators of state of the environment (load and threat to the landscape) would improve as a consequence of application of a new philosophy of economic and social development of the society.
A glance at the development progress over the last two decades highlights the need to further move ahead and upgrade the institutional structure of the public sector, nongovernmental and business organisations to achieve sustainable development, introduce and promote green economy and alleviate poverty. As a starting point, priority will be given to plan and implement actions towards formulating a more appropriate and effective institutional framework with a clear plan of action.
“Latvija2030” emerged in the result of extensive discussions in different places of Latvia, on the Internet and other media and not in offices or among limited number of experts. Thus, although the development of this document was commissioned by the public administration, the society of Latvia is the true owner of this strategy.
The aims of the Strategy are as follows: to provide a strategic policy framework to secure a sustainable future for the Mediterranean region; to adapt international commitments to regional conditions, to guide national strategies and to stimulate regional cooperation in the achievement of sustainable development objectives; to link the need to protect the environment to socio-economic development.