When the elementary school students of today are adults in the year 2020, experts believe the world will be hotter, the weather and climate less stable and that there will be food and water shortages. To make the earth where people will be able to live indefinitely into the future, elementary students need to be made aware of what is happening in the world. Our fervent hope is that this text will play a part in helping these students blossom into individuals who are able to be aware of what is occurring in the world and consistently think of what should be done for mankind and the world. With this in mind, UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) and UNEP (the United Nations Environment Programme) came up with the youthXchange, an environmental education program targeting people primarily between the ages of 15 and 25. This is an effort that uses "things" or objects in our everyday lives to get people to think about the planet as well as society and its structure. This project is taking place in 19 countries. For more information in English, take a look at the youthXchange homepage.
The world is facing numerous environmental problems and challenges, ranging from
environmental degradation, climate change and trans-boundary pollution many of which
are driven by increasing population and consumption patterns, and poverty, particularly
in developing countries. These problems and challenges are some of the main factors that
contribute to the need for urgent application of sustainable consumption patterns. The National
Environment Management Council (NEMC) and the United Nations Environment Programme
(UNEP), in close collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training
(MoEVT), have developed national guidelines on education for sustainable consumption
(ESC) as part of a pilot project on the Institutional Strengthening of ESC - Advancing ESC
Policy and Implementation Strategies. This UNEP pilot project on ESC has been implemented
globally as a pilot in Chile, Indonesia and Tanzania between 2011 and 2014.
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 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
This book is designed to get primary school students in grades four, five, and six thinking about environmental issues. Specifically, this book is meant for use in classes in social studies and science for grades four, fie and six, and home economics for grades five and six, as well as integrated study time. The hope is that these lessons will spur children to think about the kind of world we want to create in the future. Our sincere hope is that this book will inspire students around the world to think about what they can do to protect the environments and then take action to do so.
The Images and Objects Toolkit is for faqcilitators
and teachers interested in Education for Sustainable
It provides the context for the development of the
toolkit which includes:
• the background to the UN Decade of Education for
• an overview of suitable Education for Sustainable
Step by step instructions for planning and implementing
Education for Sustainable Development activities,
using images and objects, are included together with a
starter kit of sample images.
The PERL Network is a large multi-disciplinary
organisation which has a core of work group members
supported by a larger group which constitutes the
Consultants Network. PERL is coordinated from the
Hedmark University College in Norway. The Norwegian
Ministry of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion also
One of the PERL work groups is focusing on “Active
Learning Methodologies” and its objectives are to develop
resources that build on the student-centred constructive
methods of the original “Images and Objects” Active
Methodology Toolkit1 and the YouthXchange Training
Kit2. This new toolkit aims to promote $nancial literacy.
It provides background information on the need for personal $nance management education, games in
education, as well as an original card game which can be
used in various ways.
This toolkit aims to promote $nancial literacy. It provides
background information on $nancial education, as well
as an original card game which can be used in various
What's the story? Responsible and Sustainable Living: Images and Objects Active Methodology Toolkit 5
This is the fifth toolkit in the series of active methodology toolkits developed by PERL. The toolkit focuses on STORYTELLING as a key teaching and learning strategy, to explore themes related to responsible living and sustainable development. The toolkit includes background information on education for responsible and sustainable living, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and storytelling as an active learning methodology. This background information is intended
to support the student-centered activities in the toolkit. By also including information on the MDGs and a related activity, the broader global context of responsible
and sustainable living can be explored with students.
Looking for Likely Alternatives (LOLA) is an international pedagogical tool for teachers and students hosted by the Sustainable Everyday Project .
LOLA was first launched in 2005 by the Consumer Citizenship Network (CCN). The CCN network of partners continues
today under the Partnership for Education and Research about Responsible Living (PERL) (http://www.perlprojects.org/).
Following the adaptation of LOLA for Ireland, the LOLA toolkit is now being made available through PERL and the CDVEC Curriculum Development Unit for
other countries to adapt and implement as appropriate into their curriculum.
Overview of the LOLA toolkit
The LOLA process requires that students engage in a series of steps to locate, critique and raise awareness of good local case studies about sustainable
living and stewardship of the environment. Good sustainable living and stewardship case studies provide examples of how people can live in a way that meets
present day needs, while caring for the environment and without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
This resource offers specific support to achieve the following statements of learning:
All around the world groups of informed, skilled and motivated people are striving to
achieve more responsible ways of living. It is recognized that education is essential to
achieve sustainable development for all. There is also a growing recognition that people
everywhere need to acquire the knowledge and skills to change their consumption
behavior and to become more creative and active citizens.
The question today is what policies and practices are needed to facilitate education for
sustainable living and what lessons can be learned from the experiences already taking
place in different countries.
This brochure mainly focuses on the formal education system and provides an overview of
policies and practices from diverse countries to assist further action around the globe.
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.
￼Sustainable public procurement often draws upon a worldwide market – globalization in the business sector has resulted in dramatic growth in the cross- border movement of commodities and goods. As a result, we now see an increase in the complexity of supply chains, with products imported from a variety of countries where different social and economic regulatory frameworks prevail.
In order to become more sustainable, public procurement thus has to deal with an increasing number of environmental, social or ethical issues at all stages of the supply chain..
This pre-study assesses state of the art regarding sustainable supply chain management and how it relates to public procurement by zeroing in on two product groups – timber and textiles.
SWITCH-Med has developed a new publication titled ¨ Toolkit for SCP policy-makers in the Mediterranean¨ aiming at mainstreaming Sustainable Consumption and Production into four key areas for sustainable development in the region: food and agriculture, goods manufacturing, tourism, and housing and construction.
This SCP toolkit is mainly addressed to policy makers and representatives of local, regional and national administrations in Mediterranean countries. Other interested stakeholders who want to learn more about an SCP approach and examples of its implementation in the region will certainly benefit from this new publication. The SCP toolkit provides a set of effective tools and instruments, case studies and lessons learned which can help to build national SCP frameworks and further integrate SCP into national and sectorial policies.
The Toolkit, is divided into the following chapters:
Chapter 1: Understanding sustainable consumption and production
Chapter 2: Policy framework for SCP.
Chapter 3: Mainstreaming SCP in key economic sectors of the Mediterranean Region.
The Energy Management Working Group (EMWG) of the Global Superior Energy Performance (GSEP) partnership released a document that provides practical guidance for professionals involved in measuring and verifying energy performance in commercial buildings and industrial facilities. Measurement and verification (M&V) practitioners can use the guidance to enhance data accuracy, isolate the impacts of energy-saving measures, and increase investor and stakeholder confidence in the reported results.
Sustainable Procurement is a process whereby organisations meet their needs for goods, services,
works and utilities in a way that achieves value for money on a whole life basis in terms of
generating benefits not only to the organisation, but also to society and the economy, whilst
minimising damage to the environment (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, UK,
2006). Sustainable Procurement should consider the environmental, social and economic
consequences of: Design; non-renewable material use; manufacture and production methods;
logistics; service delivery; use; operation; maintenance; reuse; recycling options; disposal; and
suppliers' capabilities to address these consequences throughout the supply chain (Department for
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs UK, 2006).
Islands around the world rely on costly fossil-fuel imports, often from distant locations, which can burden government budgets and inhibit investment in social and economic development. A transition to indigenous renewable energy, however, can reduce import dependence and create important business and employment opportunities.
Renewable Islands: Settings for Success identifies four key factors for successful deployment of renewable energy on islands: political will, as embodied in legislation; technical planning to ensure that renewables are added to the grid in a reliable and cost-effective fashion; market frameworks allowing competition by independent power producers and building owners, along with the main power utility; and development of human capacities to plan, install, operate and maintain renewable power facilities.
The report – prepared by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in support of the Global Renewable Energy Islands Network – offers case studies from the Islands of Cabo Verde, Cyprus, Fiji and Samoa, where governments have succeeded in lowering energy costs by scaling up renewables.
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) released the first technology roadmap as part of its REmap 2030 series, focusing on the future use of renewable energy in buildings, transport and industry. According to the report, titled 'Renewable Energy in Manufacturing: A Technology Roadmap for REmap 2030,' the proportion of renewables in global manufacturing could reach 27% by 2030.
read more: http://climate-l.iisd.org/news/irena-releases-first-remap-2030-technology-roadmap/
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power outages per year at Albemarle
Corporation's Ibuprofen plant in
• Albemarle Corporation's Orangeburg, S.C.
• Orangeburg Department of Public Utilities
• Electrical Engineering Consulting & Testing
• Siemens Smart Grid division
• Distribution automation: A fast bus transfer
system that can handle more than two
This publication is the Spanish adaptation and translation for Peru of the UNEP/UNESCO YouthXchange guidebook on climate change and lifestyles - the first in a series of thematic guidebooks supporting the YouthXchange Initiative. The thematic guidebooks take into account challenges, opportunities, good practices and case studies on global challenges.
This guidebook explores the links between climate change and lifestyles and helps young people consider the actions they might take towards more sustainable lifestyles. Aimed at young people (15-24 year olds) and people working with young people such as educators, teachers, trainers and youth leaders in both developed and developing countries, this guidebook provides scientific, political, economic, social, ethical and cultural perspectives on climate change. It explains complex issues in accessible language supported by facts, graphics, images, resources and case studies from Peru. The guidebook includes the following sections: learning as change, climate change and its impacts, living the good life, food and drink, energy control, travel and transport, leisure and entertainment, shopping for stuff, money and jobs, connecting with others and taking action.
The adaptation and translation has been undertaken by Ecología y Desarrollo (ECODES), which is based in Spain and undertakes activities in Latin America and the Caribbean including Peru. UNEP, the publisher of the original text in English, has provided permission for this translation work. ECODES takes sole responsibility for the accuracy of the adaptation and translation.
The Guidance for Public Authorities on Public Procurement of Innovation provides easy-to-understand information for any public authority on how to procure innovation. The guide provides:
-An introduction to PPI in practice
-Practical information on how to procure innovation
-Guidance on developing a strategy for PPI
-Explanations of procedures, definitions and answers to common questions
-Case studies and useful resources for further reading
The guide is based on the 2014 EU procurement directives and is ideal for all stakeholders involved in PPI, both those starting out and those looking to improve their current procurement activities.
The United Nations and its Member States are currently crafting a post-2015 development agenda to build on the Millennium Development Goals. Outcomes of previous UN Summits, including Rio+20 in 2012, have shown that the objective of shifting to sustainable consumption and production (SCP) patterns is central to achieving sustainable development. Negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda, and on the associated sustainable development goals (SDGs), indicate that there is a strong interest in many Member States in embedding the objective of SCP in both. The present advance copy of this UNEP discussion paper provides insights into potential targets and indicators for SCP, based on scientific literature, as well as on past and on-going international processes on sustainable development policy.
As an Advance Copy it is distributed electronically only, will undergo further revision and be finalized prior to the First UN Environment Assembly in June 2014.
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.
Based on the review of official documents, reports, and United Nations processes, through an extensive methodology that is detailed in the Annex of the present paper, the following SCP targets and indicators have been identified as being among the most important for inclusion in the SDGs. Whether these targets and indicators are included under a stand-alone SCP goal, or are integrated under other issue-specific goals, it appears crucial that the issue of sustainable consumption and production be placed at the core of the next global development agenda.
To assist member states and other stakeholders in considering these possible targets and indicators, they have been grouped under some of the focus areas defined by the OWG on SDGs, as reflected in the draft of 17 April 2014, prepared by the co-chairs. A matrix summarizing them appears immediately below, and the rationale for proposing them is explored in more depth in the main body of the present paper.
Introduction to Education for Sustainable Consumption in Indonesia - National Recommendations and Guidelines for Policymakers and Educators
This publication is part of the UNEP pilot project on the “Institutional Strengthening of Education for Sustainable Consumption, Advancing Education for Sustainable Consumption Policy and Implementation Strategies,” implemented in Indonesia. This publication, which is a contribution to the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (UNDESD,2005-2014), is an adaptation of the UNEP publication entitled Here and Now! Education for Sustainable Consumption - Recommendations and Guidelines. The content of this publication is the sole responsibility of Yayasan Pembangunan Berkelanjutan. The publication is available in English and Indonesian.
This publication aims to:
1) Provide a general understanding to policymakers and educators on the importance of ESC which is expected to lead into responsible behaviour in time of environmental degradation, the rising middle class which tend to have over consumption behaviour, and the efforts to bring quality of life for the poor.
2) Bring the recommendations to policymakers to support ESC through formal education and encourage further development of current initiatives in non formal education; conduct more ESC public campaign; regulate sustainable production within business community, ethical marketing, and eco label; and to mainstreaming and integrate ESC into the existing curricula in formal education, and encourage further the efforts of ESC within non formal education.
3) Increase the understanding and knowledge of ESC as conceptual framework to educators and guide the educators in the following elements: integrate ESC into the existing formal education curricula with mixed approaches, develop further various ESC initiatives in non formal education, and reach more audience and strategic agent of change, while adjusted ESC material to specific local condition (to indicate challenges and opportunities) and the profile of the target group; and take the benefits of using social media as dissemination tools of ESC.
UNEP/UNESCO YouthXchange Training Kit on Responsible Consumption: Towards Sustainable Lifestyles - Vietnamese Version
This publication is a Vietnmese adaptation and translation of the UNEP/UNESCO YouthXchange Training Kit on Responsible Consumption, which was published by UNEP and UNESCO in 2008. This adaptation and translation has been undertaken by the Centre for Development of Community Initiative and Environment (C&E) in Vietnam, with permission from UNEP, the publisher of the original text in English. C&E takes sole responsibility for the accuracy of the adaptation and translation.
What is UNEP UNESCO youthXchange?
YouthXchange is a train the trainer tool that aims to promote sustainable consumption patterns among young consumers worldwide. The kit provides statistics, case studies, games, examples of real companies going more sustainable, and direction on how explain sustainable lifestyles to a young audience. The topics are tackled under youth-oriented headings: clothing, leisure, travels, underground culture, experiences of other young people etc.
The fundamental message the youthXchange training kit delivers is: there is a trend worldwide that tries to make the world more sustainable also through consumer actions, change is possible through day to day actions and networks among people that are engaged locally and globally.
This group is composed of youth - in both developed and developing countries - that have access to education, media, and internet; they are likely to shape attitudes, values and behaviour and the habits they develop now will influence the future consumption patterns. They are the future decision makers.
For more information, see www.youthxchange.net
This leaflet is meant to provide clear and simple advice for public authorities wishing to purchase Fair Trade products. The guide includes the following:
-An introduction to Fair Trade
-Advice on minimising legal uncertainties in procurement
-Actual text that can be used directly in public tenders
-Suggestions for other complementary activities
The starting point for this report has been to study the potential benefits ICT technology can have in promoting sustainable lifestyles and a special focus has been put on the new eco-district the Stockholm Royal Seaport. We have studied the work being done at the Stockholm Royal Seaport and especially the ICT research projects. We have further studied what sustainable lifestyles entail and also how technology can be used in a persuasive manner to change attitudes and behaviour. Based on all this we have compiled the ICT solutions most suitable for promoting sustainable lifestyles and incorporated these into a new Smart City SRS Concept. In the Smart City SRS Concept we discuss what actions need to be taken to implement the suggested ICT solutions into the Stockholm Royal Seaport and also what actors would need to be involved.