SCP Targets and Indicators and the SDGs

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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.
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Advance Copy : SCP Targets and Indicators

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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.
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Sustainability of Supply Chains and Sustainable Public...

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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.
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The Business Case for Eco-Innovation

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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. The findings demonstrate considerable business benefits including: increased market access, value creation and business growth (with an average annual growth of 15 % from eco-innovative companies) along with increased operational resilience. As a result of eco-innovation, these companies are developing new solutions and products1 which can perform above industry standards. With global resource scarcity and environmental degradation presenting growing challenges for business, along with related market and regulatory pressures, companies are facing a need to think more strategically about the sustainability of their business. Eco-innovation can help transform these challenges into new market opportunities.
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ABC OF SCP Clarifying Concepts On Sustainable...

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This publication “ABC of SCP” aims to clarify the main terms and concepts related to sustainable consumption and production, and other terms associated with sustainable development, and the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD). The main objective is to facilitate dialogue and cooperation on SCP between all stakeholders. This “ABC of SCP” does not pretend to present globally agreed definitions, but rather in most cases offers working definitions that may continue to evolve. SCP is one of the main focus areas of the 18th and 19th sessions of the CSD, during which a proposal for a 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production will be developed and considered. SCP is also permanently on the agenda of the CSD, as a cross-cutting issue. We hope that the ABC of SCP can facilitate the CSD discussions and preparation of the “Rio +20” conference as well as your own work.
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Guidance for Leadership in Sustainable Purchasing

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Guidance for Leadership in Sustainable Purchasing Version 1.0 The Guidance for Leadership in Sustainable Purchasing is intended to help organizations improve environmental, social, and economic performance within their supply chains by implementing a strategic sustainable purchasing program. Organizations in a wide variety of sectors and regions can use this Guidance to understand the environmental, social, and economic life cycle impacts of their purchased goods and services, identify actions that best address these priorities, and benchmark progress toward goals. About the SPLC The Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC) is a charitable organization whose mission is to support and recognize purchasing leadership that accelerates the transition to a prosperous, socially just, and sustainable future.

Policy Handbook for Sustainable Consumption and...

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The Policy Handbook for Sustainable Consumption and Production of Korea is comprised of two sections. The first section is Policy Handbook, which is divided into three parts, namely Consumer Information; Sustainable Consumption and Lifestyle; and Sustainable Business. Each part contains various policy instruments with detailed and practical guide elaborating basic concept, policy goals, legal basis, major milestones, working mechanism, implementing procedure, strength, challenges, major outcomes and future plans for improvement of the policy. At the end of each policy section, information documents and online website are listed for further reference for readers. Part 1 incorporates Korea Eco-labeling, Carbon Footprint Labeling, Green Building Certification, and Green Store Certification, which aim to provide information on environmental performances and/or eco-friendliness of products, building and retail store so that consumers can make an informed decision. Part 2 encompasses policy instruments and activities, including Green Public Procurement, Green Credit Card, and ECO-EXPO KOREA, designed to stimulate and incentivize sustainable consumption and lifestyle. Part 3 includes policy instruments and incentives such as Eco-Business Award, GREEN-UP, and Eco-Design Program that promote sustainable business practices. The second section, included in the extended version of the Policy Handbook, provides laws, regulations, and guidelines that underpin the respective policies described in the Policy Handbook as follows: Sustainable Consumption and Production in General Act and Enforcement Decree on Promotion of Purchase of Green Products Korea Eco-labeling Operational Rule of the Korea Eco-labeling Carbon Footprint Labeling Guideline for Carbon Footprint of Products; Regulation on the Operational Procedure of Carbon Footprint Labeling Green Building Certification Act on Support for the Establishment of Green Buildings; Regulation on Green Building Certification Green Credit Card Guideline for the Operation of the Green Credit Card System Green Store Certification Regulation on Operational Process for Green Store Certification
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Sustainable Public Procurement Implementation...

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Public spending, which represents between 15 % and 30% of GDP in a given country, can help drive markets towards innovation and sustainability, thereby enabling green growth and the transition to a green economy. Sustainable Public Procurement (SPP) has been identified as one of the means to achieve sustainability and highlighted as a key “enabling condition” for a transition towards Green economy in UNEP's Green economy report. Through SPP, governments can lead by example and deliver key policy objectives in the environmental, social, and economic fields. The present Guidelines incorporate all the lessons derived from the testing of the MTF (Marrakech Task Force) Approach to SPP that were collected during a revision process which ended in October 2011 and involved a large number of stakeholders in all pilot countries.
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Report on nudging as a tool for sustainable behaviour

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In connection with a Government commission on measures for a sustainable consumption, the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency mandated the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) at Lund University to conduct a research study on nudging. Nudging - a tool that can be used to promote behavior that is beneficial to individuals and to society as a whole. In order to reduce environmental and health impacts to sustainable levels, our lifestyles and consumption patterns need to change. To facilitate these changes new policy measures and instruments are needed. Consumption is controlled by habits to a large extent and society could enable sustainable choices in various ways, for example by using different forms of nudging - to gently lead people in a desirable direction.
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Procurement at UNDP: Enabling development results

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Driven by the growth of programme areas, procurement has become increasingly central to the achievement of development results. While UNDP addresses a number of climate change issues across its thematic focus areas, these problems cannot be tackled without making a shift to more sustainable production and consumption practices. Sustainable procurement means making sure that the products and services UNDP buys are as sustainable as possible, with the lowest environmental impact and most positive social results. Procurement, therefore, plays a key role in contributing to sustainable development.
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SMART PROCUREMENT: GOING GREEN: INTERNATIONAL...

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This compendium is part of the on-going OECD public procurement reform agenda, which includes a new Recommendation of the Council on Public Procurement, the identification of good practices in green public procurement (GPP), transparency and anti-corruption, peer reviews and the development of procurement performance indicators to support evidence-based decision-making. The compendium includes case studies of GPP good practices reviewed by the Leading Practitioners on Public Procurement and the OECD-UNEP task force on promoting best GPP practices during 2013 and 2014. The compendium incorporates valuable comments by countries, including lessons learnt in implementing GPP in a national and sub-national context. It was produced through the 10YFP SPP Programme working group 2C on Promoting Best Practices, for more information on the 10YFP SPP Programme please visit www.unep.org/10yfp/procurement
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Purchasing Category Analysis Tool Providers

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Sustainability-related spend analysis pairs conventional spend analysis data with information about the related environmental, social, and economic performance of products and suppliers. This documents provides useful information for purchasers looking for tools or services to assist them with conducting a sustainability-related spend analysis. About the SPLC The Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC) is a charitable organization whose mission is to support and recognize purchasing leadership that accelerates the transition to a prosperous, socially just, and sustainable future.
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Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC)

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This 1-page document provides a brief introduction to SPLC's Guidance for Leadership in Sustainable Purchasing. About the SPLC The Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC) is a charitable organization whose mission is to support and recognize purchasing leadership that accelerates the transition to a prosperous, socially just, and sustainable future.
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10YFP SPP Programme Principles of Sustainable Public...

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The Principles of SPP assist countries and organizations in gaining a common understanding of sustainable public procurement. These principles are based on the systematic step-by-step approach to introduce or further develop SPP which was developed by the Marrakech Task Force on Sustainable Public Procurement (MTF on SPP). The principles reflect components needed for successful implementation of SPP. UNEP's ”Sustainable Public Procurement Implementation Guidelines“ (2012) provide advice on steps to transform these principles into SPP practice, based on practical experience in applying the MTF on SPP approach in a number of countries. These principles are for any stakeholder involved in the public procurement process with an interest in sustainable public procurement and good governance. Partners in the 10YFP SPP Programme recommend that countries and organizations apply these principles when developing or updating their own legal frameworks and any relevant international and national commitments made by their country. Partners in the 10YFP SPP Programme also recommend that countries and organizations include these principles in their respective procurement policies and frameworks and apply them in their purchasing practices.
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1st ASEAN+3 GPPEL Network webinar presentation

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As part of the Chinese and KEITI funded project "Strengthening the capacities and improving the knowledge on Green Public Procurement and Eco-Labelling in the ASEAN+3 region", UNEP will host 2 webinars over the course of 2015 with the intention of increasing knowledge sharing and capacity building within the ASEAN+3 region. The first webinar took place on 12 March 2015. Specific objectives of this webinar were to report on events and activities relevant to ASEAN+3 GPPEL network members, to share members' work and experiences, and to announce upcoming activities related to SPP/GPP and/or Ecolabelling in the ASEAN+3 region.
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