This IGES report analyses how disruptions in environment, health, politics and technology will affect our lifestyles in 2050. Based on these, it forecasts how we can back cast and see what action we can take now, focusing on a more people-centered approach and on ‘soft’ changes in culture and norms, rather than ‘hard’ technological or economic fixes.
What is the level of consciousness and behavior of Brazilians towards conscious consumption? What are the barriers and drivers for more sustainable practices? What is the perception and expectation of Brazilians regarding corporate social and environmental responsibility? These were some of the questions answered by "Akatu's 2018 Survey - Conscious Consumption Brazilian Background".
In addition to contributing significantly to attract foreign currency, and therefore to the balance of payments, tourism also exercises a strong synergy over the other sectors of the economy that necessarily function as suppliers or complements necessary for the proper functioning of this sector, contributing so in a relevant way to the development of them.
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.
This report describes the wider context, objectives, methodology and findings of a two-year research project entitled MaS-SHIP. Funded by the United Nations Environment’s Sustainable Buildings and Construction programme of the 10 Year Framework Programme. MaS-SHIP has produced a comprehensive data framework, tools, evidence-based knowledge, insights and policy recommendations for mainstreaming sustainable social housing in India.
Waste Not, Want Not: Reducing Food Loss and Waste in North America Through Life Cycle-Based Approaches
The report examines how life cycle thinking and methodologies can help decision makers prioritize policies and interventions through better estimates of the environmental impact of food loss and misuse; comparisons of food waste disposal options; and evaluations of alternative intervention or abatement strategies. Case studies presented in the report highlight examples already being used successfully to reduce food loss and waste in North America.
Between February and April 2018, the spanish consumers association OCU and the Forum of New Economy and Social Innovation (NESI) carried out the research “Other consumption for a better world” to understand the sustainable consumption habits of Spanish consumers, their barriers, sustainable consumer trends and degree of involvement with twelve “new economies".
The 2018 edition analyses tourism performance and policy trends across 49 OECD countries and partner economies. It highlights the need for coherent and comprehensive approaches to tourism policy making, and the significance of the tourism economy, with data covering domestic, inbound and outbound tourism, enterprises and employment, and internal tourism consumption.
The findings in the report build on an analysis of tourism data as well as research on specific destinations and dozens of interviews with tour operators, tourism authorities, hospitality providers, airlines, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), academics, and think tanks. The report includes a diagnostic tool for 68 cities around the world to try and provide an 'early warning' of what kind of overcrowding risks may be most at play.
The aim of this activity is to identify and systematize best solutions and best practices which proudly represent the concept of circular economy and are ready to use by tourism services sector. Wide approach to a research will provide a comprehensive view on circular economy and effective use of its main principles. This will be a basis for further work on the another issues of CIRTOINNO products. Handbook can be a great inspiration and valuable source of knowledge for tourism businesses.
The effectiveness of standards in driving adoption of sustainability practices: A State of Knowledge Review
Voluntary sustainability standards are an important means of providing assurance that products and materials traded in complex, global supply chains have been produced in an ethical and environmentally benign way. Understanding what these standards deliver on the ground is an important part of the debate about their ongoing relevance.
This book takes a transdisciplinary approach and considers multisectoral actions, integrating health, agriculture and environmental sector issues to comprehensively explore the topic of sustainable diets. The team of international authors informs readers with arguments, challenges, perspectives, policies, actions and solutions on global topics that must be properly understood in order to be effectively addressed. They position issues of sustainable diets as central to the Earth's future.
BAM and Arup have launched a study exporing the benefits that circular business models (CBMs) offer stakeholders within the built environment sector. The report, supported by The Ellen MacArthur Foundation as part of the framework of the CE100 programme, proposes a shift in the way the construction value chain has been historically seen.
Food systems have been central to recent unprecedented reductions in global poverty, hunger, and undernutrition, and will be the foundation of future progress. Yet food is among the leading causes of our global health and sustainability crises. Efforts to sustainably end hunger and malnutrition will depend on reshaping our food systems.
VSS are known to have a positive impact in areas where certified entities operate but VSS can also influence the enabling environment. There is not yet a lot of evidence of these so-called systemic impacts of VSS on the enabling environment. This white paper aims to contribute to this evidence gap as well as provide a working definition for the concept of systemic impacts. We welcome your comments and insights to further develop this work.
The report aims to elaborate on the concept and benefits of the Individual Building Renovation Roadmap, giving an overview of the potential services to be provided by the relevant software itself, as well as of the potential links with other tools or services available on the market, and present the ones that are to be actually implemented and tested under the iBRoad project.