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.
This document presents Malta’s commitment to green growth – a short to medium term strategy and action plan. It seeks to contextualize the nature of the Green Economy and has the purpose of bringing together all necessary objectives and actions towards a green economy in Malta; giving them a framework of structure and timeline; enhancing them and striving towards their effective realization.
“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.
This strategy is intended to create a frame for the discussion that needs to take place regarding Icelanders’ vision of sustainable development at the beginning of the 21st century. It defines some of the main goals of the government in this respect, along with indicators that are intended to help monitoring progress. The strategy needs to be under constant development. It will be evaluated in indicator-based followup reports and discussed at future environmental assemblies.
The concept of sustainable development means balancing of economic, social and environmental requirements in order to ensure “the needs of the existing generation are met without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. Operationalization of the concept and its practical implementation are the result of theoretical as well as political endeavors aiming to ensure long term development of the human society and environmental protection.
This strategy is framed with the general principle of determining and elaborating measures that allow the continuous improvement of the quality of life for the present and future generations by means of the creation of sustainable communities having full capacity to efficiently manage and use resources, to take advantage of the potential for ecological and social innovation offered by the economy, and at the same time, ensuring prosperity, environment protection and social cohesion.
Guidance for communicating hotspots: The effective use of sustainability information to drive action and improve performance
This protocol for the appropriate use and communication of sustainability information derived from hotspots analysis is a companion to the publication 'Hotspots Analysis: a methodological framework' (in particular step 7 of the framework, that involves presenting and communicating the shortlisted hotspots to a wider audience). It provides guiding principles on how to communicate the results of a hotspots analysis and gives examples for visualization of the information. The protocol is aligned with the CI-SCP Guidelines for providing product sustainability information.
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.
This report explains the alternative non-animal approaches that are available for scientific research, showing how they are not only more ethical but also more reliable, faster and cheaper than the animal tests they replace. It explains what alternatives are how cosmetics are tested for product and ingredient safety and which alternatives can be used to replace each traditional animal test. This report should be used as an advocacy tool to advance the switch to non-animal technologies.
Sustainable management at Indian Railways: how a self-evaluation tool for barrier analysis facilitates green procurement
This paper gives snapshot of development of sustainable procurement policy in India that began with attempt to identify challenges for implementing green procurement in Indian Railways. It further describes how some of these challenges were addressed that led to development of sustainable procurement policy in India at national level.
The Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS) is our primary vehicle for sustainable development planning and reporting. It sets out our sustainable development priorities, establishes goals and targets, and identifies actions to achieve them. The 2016–2019 FSDS—
Canada’s third—outlines what we will do to promote clean growth, ensure healthy ecosystems and build safe, secure and sustainable communities over the next three years
Working Group 4b was established as a space for knowledge sharing and interaction between public procurers on the one hand, and private standard or ecolabel organisations and users on the other hand. This document provides a summary of this year’s annual meeting.
In addition to this summary, the full presentations from the annual meeting are available on the SCP Clearinghouse.
DIRECTIVA 25: RECOMENDACIONES PARA LA CONTRATACIÓN DE BIENES Y SERVICIOS INCORPORANDO CRITERIOS AMBIENTALES Y DE EFICIENCIA ENERGÉTICA
Las Directivas de Contratación son orientaciones y recomendaciones generales, elaboradas por la Dirección ChileCompra, de acuerdo a su función asesora.
En esta función asesora, ChileCompra considera fundamental establecer los conceptos y parámetros básicos que faciliten a los organismos integrantes de la Administración del Estado el desarrollar, fomentar y potenciar la realización de procedimientos de contratación que contribuyan al desarrollo sustentable del país.
The Contracting Directives are guidelines and general recommendations, prepared by the ChileCompra Directorate, according to its advisory function.
In this advisory role, ChileCompra considers it essential to establish the basic concepts and parameters that facilitate the member organizations of the State Administration to develop, promote and enhance the performance of contracting procedures that contribute to the sustainable development of the country.
Esta publicação se propõe a demonstrar o convincente business case para a ecoinovação e como este pode possibilitar a conquista de oportunidades comercialmente interessantes para sua empresa. Você será apresentado a exemplos de empresas que integraram a ecoinovação no cerne de sua estratégia de negócios. Os resultados demonstram benefícios empresariais consideráveis, inclusive: maior acesso ao mercado, criação de valor e crescimento do negócio junto com maior resiliência operacional.
Esta publicación se propone demostrar el convincente caso de negocio de la eco innovación y cómo puede este permitir que su empresa forje oportunidades comercialmente interesantes. Se presentarán ejemplos de empresas que han integrado la eco-innovación en el centro de su estrategia de negocio. Los hallazgos demuestran considerables beneficios comerciales que incluyen: mayor acceso al mercado, creación de valores y crecimiento comercial