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National Guidelines on Education for Sustainable Consumption (ESC) for Tanzania

This publication is part of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) pilot project on institutional strengthening of Education for Sustainable Consumption (ESC) – Advancing ESC policy and implementation strategies; a pilot project implemented in Chile, Indonesia and Tanzania (2011-14). This project was implemented by the UNEP Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (DTIE), in collaboration with the UNEP Regional Office for Africa, with the financial support of the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea, as well as the UN Development Assistance Plan (UNDAP), Tanzania. This publication was developed in close collaboration with key national and international partners including Tanzania's Ministry of Education and Vocational Training (MoEVT) as well as the Partnership for Education and Research about Responsible Living (PERL).

The objectives of these guidelines are to:
• Enable Tanzania to better understand the principles of ESC;
• Assist in strengthening ESC techniques and teaching methods that incorporate sustainable consumption and lifestyle choices; and
• Promote and encourage ESC based on existing pedagogical techniques.

These guidelines highlight the philosophy of ESC based on pedagogical techniques, which are participatory, inclusive, contextualized and flexible.
The technique deviates from traditional teaching techniques and suggests engaging learners where experience, reflection, critical analysis, tolerance,
cooperation, compassion and respect are highly encouraged. These guidelines aim to contribute to shaping Tanzania's basic education system into one that promotes attitudes and behaviour that are geared towards a culture of sustainability.

These ESC guidelines have been developed based on the importance, critical contexts and necessity of enhancing education system as a backbone of consumer education, civic training and responsibilities and environmental education for better resource use, management and conservation. The guidelines highlight modalities of achieving ESC in Tanzania by focusing on research areas and optimizing the opportunities that benefit the country. Also, it identifies the current ESC topics and gaps in basic education systems for changing consumption and lifestyles and recommends approaches for overcoming the gaps and maximizing the opportunities.

This publication, which will be available in Swahili in late 2015, is a contribution to the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production, in particular, the Sustainable Lifestyles and Education Programme.

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Baseline Review Report: Measuring and Communicating the Benefits of Sustainable Public Procurement (SPP)

This baseline review is intended to inform an ongoing project sponsored by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in the framework of the 10YFP SPP Programme.

As one of several activities under the 10YFP SPP programme, this project is supported by the “2B: Measurement and Communication of Sustainable Public Procurement Benefits” working group. The hypothesis driving the 2B working group is: SPP practices will increase if there is a reliable way of measuring and communicating the sustainability benefits of SPP programmes.

The goal of the project is to lay a solid foundation for measuring SPP benefits.

The Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC) and Industrial Economics, Inc. (IEc) are leading this project, with support from the UNEP 10YFP Programme Secretariat and the Korea Environmental Industry & Technology Institute (KEITI).

The goal of the baseline review presented in this report is to:
1. Review the existing methodologies and literature on measuring SPP benefits that could be applied to the current project.
2. Identify the major gaps and inconsistencies in the existing approaches.
3. Enable a baseline understanding for the community of professionals working on SPP of the existing approaches for measuring SPP benefits and the gaps that need to be filled to advance the field.

The Baseline Report incorporates comments and suggestions received from working group 2B members, 10YFP Secretariat, SPLC staff, working group 2A leaders, and from the participants of the in-person workshop “Measuring and Communicating the Benefits of Sustainable Public Procurement” organized on January 14, 2015 in Washington, DC.

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Draft: Pathways to Sustainable Lifestyles - Global Stocktaking Report

The purpose of this stocktaking report is to contribute to the overall development of the Sustainable Lifestyles and Education Programme of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (10YFP) by delivering a better understanding of the complex relations between lifestyles and sustainability, briefly explaining the relevant role of research, policy development, education and civic action as fundamental tools to enable, strengthen and safeguard sustainable lifestyles, and identifying regional, sub regional, national and local initiatives and actions that indicate a shift towards more sustainable lifestyles or the safeguarding of sustainable traditional knowledge and cultural practices.

This report:
- presents the concept of sustainable lifestyles as understood today;
- identifies common lifestyles issues and differences between regions; and
- presents examples of the trends and innovations that are in place to address them, placing a special focus on education.

This report will consider how transformative learning and change towards sustainable lifestyles can be accelerated and enhanced through the initiatives of the Sustainable Lifestyles and Education Programme.

This report was prepared by contributors from:
- The Partnership for Education and Research about Responsible Living (PERL) namely Victoria Thoresen, Robert Didham, Carme Martinez-Roca, Luis Flores Mimica, Cathy Rutivi and Sevgi Kalkan;
- with the support of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), including Fabienne Pierre (Programme Officer), Garrette Clark (Programme Officer), Khairoon Abbas (Consultant) and Helene Cruypenninck (former Consultant).

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Indoor air quality, thermal comfort and daylight - An analysis of residential building regulations in 8 Member States

This report about indoor air quality (IAQ), thermal comfort and daylight requirements in selected Member States addresses a range of topics increasingly important for European buildings and their inhabitants.

The overall aim of the report is to provide an overview of the regulatory framework for IAQ, thermal comfort and daylight, and to highlight the importance of having appropriate requirements for thermal comfort, ventilation and daylight conditions. The report provides concluding recommendations for further policy development relevant for indoor climate.

The assessment focuses on the respective building codes for new and existing residential buildings in selected MS: Belgium (Brussels Region), Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Sweden and the UK (England and Wales).

A critical and comparative evaluation is provided whilst best practice approaches are highlighted.

Between 30 to 50% of excess winter deaths can be attributed to cold indoor temperatures, demonstrating the importance of thermal comfort and its link to fuel poverty. Key aspects to ensure good conditions for building occupants include thermal comfort, indoor air quality and daylight. Despite these links, the requirements for indoor air quality and thermal comfort are not comprehensive and clear enough in the eight surveyed countries. BPIE identified gaps in regulation to ensure that European citizens live in highly efficient, healthy, comfortable and well lit buildings. Considering that people spend 60 to 90% of their life in buildings, the subject should get a prominent space in legislation.

At the EU level, while indoor climate is mentioned in the EPBD, the importance of indoor air quality, thermal comfort and daylight has to be strengthened in a future recast. These aspects could be integrated in the Energy Performance Certification process as relevant information of the actual living conditions in the building. The co-benefits of thermal comfort and a healthy indoor environment should be taken into account when assessing the macroeconomic impact of energy renovation measures (e.g. reduction of health service costs). Such requirements should also be reflected in national renovation strategies as developed under articles 4 and 5 of the Energy Efficiency Directive.

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