Regional Roadmap for Implementation of the 10YFP in the...

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This Asia-Pacific roadmap will be used as a coordination, communication and 10YFP programme design tool to assemble and synthesize inputs from the regional level, understanding that the 10YFP programmes will be designed by Multi-stakeholder Advisory Committees (MACs) in each programme, operating at a global level.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Working with the market to procure sustainable...

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Five case studies from the City of Barcelona, the London Borough of Bromley, the Municipality of Cascais, the Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation (ESPO) and the Municipality of Kolding
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Buy Fair- A guide to the public purchasing of Fair...

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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
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