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.
SCP Action Plan for the Mediterranean (consultation paper) details the main policy milestones for the SCP approach at the global and Mediterranean level. It set the framework of action for the Mediterranean context, detailing the major environmental issues, key SCP challenges for the region and suggesting key economic sectors within which SCP actions should be prioritized to ensure greats impacts.
This guide book presents a methodology that facilitates the design of sustainable WEEE management policies in developing countries. The different methods and design recommendations discussed are based on the methodological support provided during the design of national policy for WEEE management in Colombia as well as the design team’s wealth of experiences.
The second in an annual series of publications providing an assessment of the world’s progress toward achieving UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Target 12.3 which aims to: By 2030, halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reduce food losses along production and supply chains, including post-harvest losses.
Prepared by WRI and WRAP on behalf of Champions 12.3, the report outlines a pathway for achieving SDG Target 12.3 and assesses global progress to date.
The aim of this study is to provide recommendations on the opportunities available to consumers, private sector and especially governments, of developed and developing economies, to address product lifetime extension. Seven products representing different lifetime expectancies by consumers for their optimal replacement moments and actual lifetimes in selected countries are analysed: washing machines, refrigerators, TVs, mobile phones, laptops and clothing.
The report provides three policy perspectives, two for developed and one for developing countries, for designing measures to address product lifetime extension.
Full report available in English, executive summary available in French, Russian and Chinese; download on the left.
* Watch the launching webinar of the report here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ei-r6cUOwBw&t=6s
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.
This handbook is a tool for implementing SPP in the Latin American and Caribbean region, developed in cooperation with the INGP. Ultimately, this handbook is an effort to make public procurement a catalyst for inclusive green growth.
This handbook will guide government procurers on the design of procurement policies and preferential purchasing programs that will crowd-in SMEs, minority suppliers and women-owned enterprises.
The sector specific supplement for agri-food value chains is an integral part of the Eco-I manual, as it applies the eco-innovation methodology with all its phases and activities on the agri-food value chain. Valuable background information, learning case studies as well as tips&tricks can facilitate the implementation of eco-innovation in the agri-food sector.
The Eco-I manual introduces the methodology for the implementation of eco-innovation within small and medium sized companies in developing and emerging economies. The manual presents the core eco-innovation process and provides 54 activities to support organisations that provide professional consulting services to SMEs on the implementation of eco-innovation projects.
SUSTAINABLE ASIA: Chapter 15 - Sustainable Societies and Municipal Solid Waste Management in Southeast Asia
Sustainable Asia: Supporting the Transition to Sustainable Consumption and Production in Asian Developing Countries provides an overview and analysis of the current status of SCP in Asian developing countries. The book focuses on projects supported by the EU-funded SWITCH-Asia Programme, a regional development cooperation programme promoting the adoption of SCP practices among small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and consumer groups in Asia since 2007.
For readers looking for a comprehensive introduction to the topic of SCP together with a detailed analysis of the current developmental situation in various Asian developing countries and key sectors such as manufacturing, tourism, renewable energy and agriculture, this book is an invaluable tool. The book examines in detail the SCP approaches and innovative solutions demonstrated by the SWITCH-Asia supported projects in Asia and thus serves as a reference for practitioners, researchers and policymakers alike.
This publication highlights the positive impact of SCP on poverty eradication and sustainable development. The 10-Year Framework of Programmes on SCP (10YFP) will support implementation of development and sectoral policies that promote SCP, resource efficiency and reduce environmental damage. Such policies, together with complementary actions and investments by business and civil society engaged in the 10YFP, have a huge potential to increase the net contribution of economic activities to human welfare and meeting basic needs.
A Sampling of Successes in Green Public Procurement: Case Studies of Green Public Procurement Implementation in Asia-Pacific Countries
This is a compendium featuring six successful examples of green public procurement implementation in four different Asia-Pacific countries, namely Thailand, Japan, China and Korea. Each case
study can be read independently and focuses on identifying the challenges faced in the implementation process, as well as the key factors that determined the success of the green procurement activities. The compendium was prepared by the Green Purchasing Network Malaysia in the framework of the Asia-Pacific GPPEL project (“Strengthening the capacities and improving the knowledge on green public procurement and ecolabelling in the Asia Pacific region”) run by UN Environment and supported by the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection and the Korean Environmental Industry and
Technology Institute. The case studies were written with the contribution of green public procurement practitioners from the four countries involved, with the goal of showcasing successful examples of green purchasing in the public sector and inspiring policy makers to improve their green procurement practices.
This presentation authored by Mr. Josh Jacobs (UL) features the experience of the US in eco-labelling. It is extracted from the Asia Pacific GPPEL high-level training workshop held in December 2016 in Beijing, China, co-organized by UN Environment and China Environmental United Certification Center(MEP CEC), in the framework of the “Strengthening the capacities and improving the knowledge on green public procurement and eco-labelling in the ASEAN+3 region” project.
This report is an outcome of thought-‐leadership collaboration between stakeholders in India and Sweden that seeks to spur momentum to ensure innovative and global sustainable development through the mainstreaming of transformative solutions.
The collaboration is based on two national public procurement projects, one in India and one in Sweden. The objective is to explore ways that allow public procurement to deliver economic development, innovation, poverty reduction and global environmental sustainability by supporting transformative solutions.
As the key outcome of the work, a migration strategy has been developed that will enable, and support, a shift from current procurement to a procurement that supports transformative solutions. This strategy will help move focus from only incremental improvements (that are not enough and sometimes even destructive) to 21st century solutions that are truly sustainable from a global perspective. Such a strategy will also encourage increased transparency and cost efficiency in the procurement process.
There is clear evidence that tourism's globalresource consumption is growing rapidly,despite efficiency gains and the introduction of new and more efficient technologies. It is estimated that tourism's global resource use, including energy, water, land and food will at least double over the coming four decades.
However, analysis as presented in this paper also suggests that it is possible to vastly improve resource efficiencies at negative cost through management measures and new technology, improving profit margins.
Tourism stakeholders need to realize this, while policy makers need to establish legislation moving the sector in the direction of growing efficiencies and declining overall resource use.
The purpose of this document is to assist Member States in identifying potential indicators for targets proposed under SDG 12 (“Ensure Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns”) and for related targets in twelve of the other proposed SDGs. This discussion paper aims to contribute to the development of an integrated, science-based set of indicators to monitor progress towards sustainable consumption and production (SCP) patterns which support achievement of the SDGs. The paper highlights a number of potential indicators which can serve for different goals and targets and which thus contribute to making the targets more actionable and transformative, by promoting an integrated approach to shifting towards SCP patterns and achieving the SDGs.
Product-service systems (PSS) are an innovative business approach that shifts the traditional business focus from selling physical products only (e.g. a washing machine) to selling a mix of products and services (e.g. cleaning services) that are jointly capable of meeting specific client demand (clean clothes). The key idea behind PSS is that consumers do not demand products per se, but are seeking the utility provided by products and services. One value-added of PSS lies in their potential to decouple consumption from economic growth, as they offer the possibility of meeting more needs with lower material and energy requirements.
This technical report examines the nexus between product-service systems and sustainable public procurement, drawing together international experience. The aim of this report is, in particular, to demonstrate how product-service systems can be used by governments in the context of sustainable public procurement (SPP) policies and initiatives, thus contributing to a more resource-efficient, low-carbon and inclusive green economy. Some examples of the use of product-service systems by government organizations are given in the case studies in Annex I.
This technical report was produced by working group 3A of the 10YFP SPP Programme.
The aim of the guidelines is to inspire, inform and give recommendations on how plastic packaging waste from households can be collected, and how different aspects concerning collection of plastic packaging can be taken into account without recommending a certain collection system in front of another. The aspects considered are: collected amounts, quality of the collected amounts, economic aspects, environmental impact, service level and communication, and flexibility. The guidelines are presented in a separate document and based on Nordic experience. The report is part of the Nordic Prime Ministers' green growth initiative: “The Nordic Region – leading in green growth”. Read more in the web magazine “Green Growth the Nordic Way” at www.nordicway.org or at www.norden.org/greengrowth
Nordic Cooperation: Collection & recycling of plastic waste - Improvements in existing collection and recycling systems in the Nordic countries
The first report from the project “Improvements in existing collection and recycling systems for plastic waste from households and other municipal waste sources” is focused on describing the existing situation when it comes to collection and recycling of plastic waste in the Nordic countries. The streams covered are (all from both households and other MSW sources):
• Plastic packaging waste.
• Non-packaging small plastic waste.
• Plastic bulky waste.
Similarities and differences among the Nordic countries are presented in the report. The findings provide input into the development of suggestions for improvements. The report is part of the Nordic Prime Ministers' green growth initiative: “The Nordic Region – leading in green growth.” Read more in the web magazine “Green Growth the Nordic Way” at www.nordicway.org or at www.norden.org/greengrowth
The report for Part 2 was published in December 2014.
Draft Guidelines for Product Environmental Performance Standards & Ecolabels for Voluntary Use in Federal Procurement
The draft guidelines were developed by EPA, the General Services Administration (GSA), and other federal agencies following several listening sessions with a wide range of stakeholders. The sessions focused on how the federal government can be more sustainable in its purchasing and how federal purchasers can best meet the numerous federal requirements for the procurement of sustainable and environmentally preferable products and services.
Find out more on this topic here: http://www.epa.gov/epp/draftGuidelines/
! is report was developed by Friends of the Earth Japan (FoE Japan) and the Institute for Global Environmental
Strategies (IGES) with updated case studies as an English-language version of the Japanese report “Yori sukunai
shigen de yori yutakana kurashi wo (A Richer Life with Fewer Resources),” published by FoE Japan in March 2013.
! is report was produced for policymakers, experts, NGOs, and local organizations that are involved in 3R policies
in developing countries in Asia as reference for actions to reduce waste. Although there may be cases that are not
necessarily suitable for the current situation in developing countries in Asia, we expect that this paper will be helpful
as a compilation of specific measures to reduce and prevent wastes.
The Sustainable Development strategy of Wallonia provides a framework for long-term thinking for all stakeholders concerned about finding solutions to environmental, economic and social challenges by the year 2050. It also provides a galvanizing framework to turn these challenges into economic and social opportunities, and generate a new prosperity which is more respectful of people and their environment.
Five challenges are highlighted in this first strategy: 1) deepening of social divide, 2) climatic disturbances, 3) demographic changes, 4) restoration and protection of biodiversity, 5) energy transition. Seven themes were identified to address these challenges and promote sustainable development in Wallonia among which sustainable consumption and production. For each of these themes, the strategy includes a vision for 2050 that should guide the actions of decision makers in the long run, and an overview of existing quantitative targets between now and 2050.
The Asia Pacific region is the first in the world to develop such a roadmap, complete with indicators and comprehensive outputs to mainstream SCP in different sectors such tourism, buildings and construction, public procurement, product sustainability information, lifestyles and education for sustainable consumption.
Spanish Strategy: “More food, less waste" - Program to reduce food loss and waste and maximise the value of discarded food
The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and the Environment has developed the “More food, less waste” Strategy, which falls within its sustainability policies. It aims to encourage transparency, dialogue and coordination between food chain agents and public administrations and to develop in an organised, coordinated and structured way, common actions that contribute to real change in the attitudes, work procedures and management systems of agents in the chain, thereby limiting loss and waste and reducing environmental pressures.