Desperdicio de alimentos en supermercados y autoservicios de Argentina. Causas y estimaciones. Informe 2020 | Información Operativa 2019.

Type of document: Best practices, case studies

El objetivo general del estudio fue cuantificar, en términos monetarios y de cantidades
(toneladas), el impacto de las pérdidas y desperdicios de alimentos en el canal de
supermercados y autoservicios del país (Argentina).
El estudio se enfoca en las categorías de frescos, perecederos y almacén.

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Informe elaborado por Consumer Goods Forum (www.thecosumergoodsforum.com), GS1 Argentina (www.gs1.org.ar) y por la firma de consultoría We Team Ltda (www.we-team.co), quien ha realizado estudios por 18 años consecutivos en el cálculo de mermas y prevención de pérdidas para grandes cadenas en tres países de la región (México, Argentina y Colombia), junto a 21 publicaciones especializadas en el tema y 37 participaciones en eventos especializados de 4 países. Este trabajo fue posible gracias al apoyo del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) (www.iadb.org) en el marco de la plataforma #SinDesperdicio, a la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO) (www.fao.org) y al Ministerio de Agricultura Ganadería y Pesca a través del Plan Nacional de Reducción de Pérdidas y Desperdicio de Alimentos.

The Global Goals & me > Kids4SDGs

Published in 2021 by

Type of document: Training materials, toolkits

a) Exploring Students' ideas about where they'd be living in 2030 and what they expect in terms of social order
b) Examples of Local Impacts
c) Information about GHG impact of various food
d) Example of GHG from various industries with analogy of blanket while sleeping
e) Example of local action, and toolkit for sustainable products

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UNESCO Green Academies: guidelines for climate-resilient schools

Published in 2019 by

Type of document: Training materials, toolkits

This brochure encourages capacity building in communities to transition towards climate resilience. It is based on scientific knowledge to improve the relationship between people and the environment as prescribed by the Man and Biosphere Programme.

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Trash hack action learning for sustainable development: a teacher's guide

Published in 2021 by

Type of document: Training materials, toolkits

This guide is intended for lower-secondary education teachers, school administrators, staff and informal educators looking for ways to engage learners and communities around trash, waste management and, more widely, education for sustainable development. The guide’s contents and activities can be adjusted for older or younger ages.

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The action-based activities in this guide intend to contribute to fostering the three dimensions of learning (cognitive, socio-emotional and behavioural) and thereby promoting cross-cutting competencies for the SDGs, such as systems thinking, anticipatory competency, collaboration, critical thinking and integrated problem-solving.

Guidelines on Environmental Product Information in E-Commerce

Type of document: Best practices, case studies

While consumers use the internet to look up information about a wide range of characteristics of products, online platforms often omit or provide inadequate and misleading environmental product information.
This resource provides some guidelines on how the content and the design of environmental product information should fulfill sustainability and good consumer information requirements while promoting transparency. Businesses are responsible for making appropriate product information available; stakeholders in government and civil society have the task of formulating and monitoring quality standards.

This brochure provides principles and quality criteria for credible environmental product information, with a special focus on digital media. It also aims at sensitising retailers, industry and service providers to the significance of environmental product information in e-commerce, and features an overview of options, tools and good practice examples.

Sustainable & Biodegradable solutions in Catering for Hotels , Resorts and tourist destinations

Type of document: Communication / Awareness Raising

Stroodles is a movement

We make small sustainable changes in tourism and hospitality , 'one stroodle at a time'

Pasta drinking straws

Edible and flavoured Spoons

Edible Cups

Recommendations for GPP Incentive Mechanisms

Type of document: Training materials, toolkits

This report is one of the outcomes from the ‘Asia-Pacific Green Public Procurement Partnership Project’ launched by the Korea Environmental Industry & Technology Institute (KEITI). The report has been prepared by SMaRT ECO Co., the Implementing Agency of the Project, under the close collaboration with the Pollution Control Department under the Ministry of Natural Resource & Environment of Thailand.

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This report is one of the outcomes from the ‘Asia-Pacific Green Public Procurement Partnership Project’ launched by the Korea Environmental Industry & Technology Institute (KEITI). The report has been prepared by SMaRT ECO Co., the Implementing Agency of the Project, under the close collaboration with the Pollution Control Department under the Ministry of Natural Resource & Environment of Thailand.

Asia Pacific Green Public Procurement Partnership Project - Final report year 2

The Asia-Pacific Green Public Procurement Partnership Project aims to establish the foundation for Green Public Procurement (GPP) and promote its implementation by strengthening the capacities of partner countries and providing support for the creation of a market for environmentally-friendly products and services by transferring the experience of Korea in operating GPP and eco-labeling scheme.

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The Asia-Pacific Green Public Procurement Partnership Project aims to establish the foundation for Green Public Procurement (GPP) and promote its implementation by strengthening the capacities of partner countries and providing support for the creation of a market for environmentally-friendly products and services by transferring the experience of Korea in operating GPP and eco-labeling scheme.

Asia-Pacific Green Public Procurement Partnership Project Final report for the 1st year

The "Asia-Pacific Green Public Procurement Partnership Project" is launched to provide
customized consultation and implementation assistance to the developing countries in the Asia-
Pacific region regarding Green Public Procurement (GPP). This pilot project aims to support the development of GPP-related policy basis and green market
through international cooperation in order to facilitate the implementation of GPP in the Asia-
Pacific region.

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The "Asia-Pacific Green Public Procurement Partnership Project" is launched to provide customized consultation and implementation assistance to the developing countries in the Asia- Pacific region regarding Green Public Procurement (GPP). As part of the international community's commitment to sustainable consumption and production, UN Environment and the Korea Environmental Industry and Technology Institute (KEITI) are seeking to provide direct support for the implementation of GPP in developing countries by sharing the Korean experience and building the capacities of Partner Countries. This pilot project aims to support the development of GPP-related policy basis and green market through international cooperation in order to facilitate the implementation of GPP in the Asia- Pacific region, with the following specific goals: -Mutual learning and knowledge sharing between Korea and Southeast Asian Countries to implement GPP; -Strengthening the capacities among partner countries to promote the development of green products and green market through GPP; -Establishing case studies for GPP which could be replicated in other countries with different implementation level of GPP.

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Responsible Procurement Barometer 2020

Type of document: Communication / Awareness Raising

The 2020 Barometer enables organizations in Québec and Canada to objectively self-assess and compare themselves to their peers and over time. In keeping with the political commitment to contribute to the attainment of sustainable development, the 2020 Barometer also evaluates the contribution of sustainable procurement to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set out by the United Nations Environment Pro- gramme (UNEP).

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The 2020 Barometer enables organizations in Québec and Canada to objectively self-assess and compare themselves to their peers and over time. In keeping with the political commitment to contribute to the attainment of sustainable development, the 2020 Barometer also evaluates the contribution of sustainable procurement to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set out by the United Nations Environment Pro- gramme (UNEP). The first part of the 2020 Barometer details the methodology, indicators and components of sustainable pro- curement. The second presents the results and detailed analyses of four aspects: contribution of sustainable procurement to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (Section 2.1), positioning of Canadian or- ganizations with regard to sustainable procurement (Section 2.2), governance changes within organizations to provide a sustainable procurement framework (Section 2.3) and approaches and tools used to operationa- lize it (Section 2.4).

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