Country progress on climate change education, training and public awareness: an analysis of country submissions under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

This document provides a status report on the implementation of climate change
education in countries. It outlines key findings from an analysis of country
submissions to the UNFCCC Secretariat as part of UNFCCC reporting processes
and highlights achievements and remaining gaps in the area of climate change
education.
The analysis shows that almost all countries include some reference to climate
change education in their country submissions under the UNFCCC reporting
processes.

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Education for sustainable development: partners in action; Global Action Programme (GAP) key partners' report (2015-2018)

This brochure presents the main findings from the monitoring survey UNESCO
conducted in 2018 among GAP Key Partners, which captured their achievements since
the start of the GAP in 2015.
GAP Key Partners working in five Priority Action Areas have surpassed eight out of 10 of
the targets they set at the beginning of the GAP—a sign of growing global awareness
that ESD is integral to the concept of education quality and necessary to accelerate
progress towards a sustainable future.

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The UK Plastics Pact- Member Progress Report

The UK Plastics Pact business members account for two-thirds of consumer plastic packaging in the UK. Together they hold the key to tackling plastic pollution. Find out how the entire supply chain is helping deliver systemic change. This report is the second report detailing progress towards the four targets of the Pact, specifies pledges of members for future action, and includes updates from 85 business members.

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Le contrat et les clauses RSE, leviers incontournables de vigilance

Il y a peu d’études sur les clauses RSE, et les pratiques en la matière sont en évolution constante, spécialement dans ce nouveau contexte de pression légale et sociétale.

Pour être au plus près de la pratique, EcoVadis a conduit en partenariat avec Affectio Mutandi une étude inédite auprès de plus de 550 entreprises dans le monde, aussi bien acheteurs que fournisseurs.

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The business case for eco-innovation

This publication sets out to demonstrate the compelling business case for eco-innovation and how it can enable your company to carve out commercially interesting opportunities. You are presented with examples from companies that have integrated eco-innovation at the core of their business strategy.

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Eco-innovation manual

Eco-innovation is the development and application of a business model, shaped by a new business strategy that incorporates sustainability throughout all business operations based on life cycle thinking and in cooperation with partners across the value chain. This manual introduces a methodology for the implementation of eco-innovation within small and medium sized companies in developing and emerging economies.

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Retail Survey 2019

In 2019, WRAP undertook a survey of own-brand and branded food products sold by UK food retailers to assess their adoption of good practice that helps people waste less food in the home – identifying progress relative to previous surveys conducted in 2009, 2011 and 2015.

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Green and Inclusive Habitat Development Strategies provide multiple wins in disaster-prone Uttarakhand

This programme--Technology Intervention for Mountain Ecosystems (TIME), Livelihood Enhancement through Action Research & Networking (LEARN), is a platform developed for promoting Science and Technology by involving premier S&T institutions, Science based field groups and voluntary organizations to develop and deliver innovative technological solutions for mountain specific problems and challenges in the North-Western Himalayas in the states of Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir

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Meeting Global Housing Needs with Low Carbon Materials

This report proposes the greater use of low-carbon building materials in addressing the low-cost housing gap in cities. While not a technical design guide, this study provides a framework to support material selection in the design stages for low-cost housing. It takes a life cycle approach to material selection and minimizes the externalization of energy demands of materials throughout their life-cycle. The report also discusses supply chain considerations and the roles of key stakeholders.

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Ley del Medio Ambiente

Reformas a la ley del medio ambiente, en su Articulo 3 para incorporar el tema de desarrollo sostenible y sustentable; en su Articulo 4 para incorporar el tema de adaptación y reducción de vulnerabilidad frente al cambio climático, e incorporar Titulo VI Bis (2) capitulo único para incorporar la adaptación al cambio climático.

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Green Public Procurement in the Republic of Korea: a Decade of Progress and Lessons Learned

The overall objective of the study is to present the Republic of Korea’s GPP impact measurement methodology, to compare it to others used by other public authorities internationally and to pilot a macro-economic analysis of the economic and environmental impacts of the Republic of Korea’s GPP policy in order to improve the approaches used by the government to estimate GPP impacts and benefits.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Enhancing resource efficiency and reducing material footprint to meet climate commitments


The UN’s One Planet network, the UNFCCC, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the International Resource Panel (IRP) are inviting all media to attend the panel discussion on Enhancing resource efficiency and reducing material footprint to meet climate commitments at COP25.

Location: San Pedro de Atacama Hall, IFEMA, Blue Zone
Time and Date: 12 December 2019, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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Circularity in the built environment: A focus on India

The built environment operates in a linear way where large amounts of non-renewable
resources are used to feed the growing and rapid city building activities taking place globally,
particularly in the Asia Pacific and Latin American regions. Recent estimates from the World
Bank (Ellen MacArthur Foundation, 2017, p. 4) indicate that over half of the world’s
population will live in urban areas, whilst providing over 80 percent of global GDP generation.

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SIRDO-RFC (IROWS-RF) for Zero Organic Waste & Recycle Separated/Non-Mixed Residual/Wastewaters & Solids Solar Integral System Sustainable Solution

Recycle Facilities (Complete) are built to continuously attend up to 200+ families, around 1,000+ pax. avg. Scalable up to 1,000 families, around 5,000+pax. Authentic originally designed habitats to carry out integrally the SIRDO® (by its acronym in spanish, translated "Integral Organic Waste Recycling System"©) process, which is completely done thru this kind of "Recycling Facilities"© (Sizes RF-20, RF-50, RF-80, RF-100, RF-120, RF-150, RF-160, RF-200, only onsite built) for all organic waste.

1.5-Degree Lifestyles: Targets and options for reducing lifestyle carbon footprints

This report demonstrates that changes in consumption patterns and dominant lifestyles are a critical and integral part of the solutions package to addressing climate change. The report fills a gap in the existing research by establishing global targets for lifestyle carbon footprints, examining current consumption patterns and their impacts on footprints, and evaluating potential reduction impacts of low-carbon lifestyle options.

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Évaluations RSE des fournisseurs et achats publics responsables - Guide Bonnes Pratiques

L’ensemble des contrats de la commande publique (achats publics et concessions) était estimé en 2017 à près de 2000 milliards d’euros par an pour l’ensemble de l’Union européenne (14% du PIB), 200 milliards pour la France. Véritable levier pour les Etats et les collectivités territoriales, l’Achat Public Responsable (APR) peut avoir un impact conséquent sur le développement durable à travers le monde, favorisant l’innovation sociale et accélérant la transition vers une économie verte.

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Toward Sustainable Public Procurement - A Best Practice Guide

Public spending represents as much as 14 percent of the GDP in the European Union. This level of expenditure presents a great opportunity for cities, states and agencies: Through their procurement practices, they can deliver a major impact on sustainability performance across the world, helping drive innovation and accelerating the transition toward a green economy.

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Training Manual on Construction and Demolition Waste Management in India for Cities and Towns

The training manual is to educate and inform the participants on the severity of problem caused by Construction and Demolition (C&D) waste on the environment and serve as a reference manual providing detailed information towards management of C&D waste in an environmentally sustainable manner.

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Poder público e consumo de Madeira: Desafios e alternativas para a gestāo responsável da madeira Amazônica

Este livro municia gestores públicos com ideias sobre como gerir de forma responsável os processos que envolvem a madeira amazônica, com destaque para as compras e contratações públicas, a fim de contribuir para a conservação da floresta. Com diversos exemplos, o livro aponta as diferentes abordagens e desafios e as soluções para aperfeiçoamento de parâmetros e procedimentos nos mecanismos de compras, contratações, vistoria e fiscalização do consumo da madeira amazônica.

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Generic Manual on Updating and Adapting Guidelines for SPP

The ‘Generic Manual on Updating and Adapting Guidelines for SPP’ has been developed
to provide a comprehensive methodology to adapt the SPP guidelines prepared for the five
products in the pilot phase to a wider set of products. It outlines the process of developing the
rationale behind the sustainable procurement recommendations as well as method of
presenting the sustainability criteria that can be used for Sustainable Public Procurement
(SPP).

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Sustainable Public Procurement Guidelines on Office Furniture

The sustainable procurement guidelines for Office Furniturefor the Mauritius Public
Procurement System have been developed with the twin objectives to give comprehensive
information on the rationale behind the sustainable procurement recommendations and to
present the sustainability criteria that can be used for Sustainable Public Procurement
(SPP).

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Sustainable Public Procurement Guidelines on Passenger Cars

The sustainable procurement guidelines for Passenger Cars for the Mauritius Public
Procurement System have been developed with the twin objectives to give comprehensive
information on the rationale behind the sustainable procurement recommendations and to
present the sustainability criteria that can be used for Sustainable Public Procurement (SPP).

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Sustainable Public Procurement Guidelines on Paper for Office Use

The sustainable procurement guidelines for Paper for general office use for the Mauritius
Public Procurement System have been developed with the twin objectives to give
comprehensive information on the rationale behind the sustainable procurement
recommendations and to present the sustainability criteria that can be used for Sustainable
Public Procurement (SPP).

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