FIFTH NEWSLETTER OF THE 10YFP SPP PROGRAMME

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The fifth newsletter of the 10YFP SPP programme is now available! The newsletter serves as a key communication tool to keep you up-to-date on the programme's progress towards its two major goals of building the case for SPP and supporting SPP implementation on the ground.
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the ABC for Sustainable Cities

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Global events such as Rio+20, the Summit for the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals, the COP 21, and the Habitat III conference show how the international community increasingly recognizes that many solutions to social, environmental and economic challenges facing our planet can be found in cities. In the context of a proliferation of initiatives and projects, the ABC for Sustainable Cities aims to contribute to the international debate and action by clarifying key terms and concepts and providing policy makers with a key tool to understand a complex reality.
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Measuring and Communicating the Benefits of Sustainable...

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Even though Sustainable Public Procurement (SPP) is now recognized as an effective tool to improve consumption and production patterns, a standardized and comprehensive methodology for measuring and communicating the benefits of these programs remains elusive. The purpose of this report is therefore to provide the ever increasing number of governmental organizations engaged in SPP with a step-by-step guide to planning, measuring and communicating on the benefits they are creating through the implementation of their sustainable procurement programmes and activities. This report includes a Baseline Review on “Measuring and Communicating the Benefits of SPP”, a Guidance Framework and supporting methodologies, indicators and recommendations for implementation. Private sector organizations engaged in sustainable purchasing activities should also find the report useful.
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The Seoul Declaration on Mitigating Climate Change...

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The Seoul Declaration has been initiated at a meeting organized on 19-20 November 2015 in Seoul, South Korea, by the Korea Environmental Industry & Technology Institute (KEITI) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on the “Measurement of climate impacts of public procurement” in the framework of Working group 2B of the 10YFP SPP programme led by the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC). The final version of the Declaration has been endorsed by a number of partners of the 10YFP on SPP programme and Seoul meeting participants. See list below. The goals of the Declaration are as follows: • Highlight sustainable public procurement as a public policy tool for achieving national climate commitments • Emphasize that aligned action of public and private sectors on sustainable procurement will accelerate achievement of widely shared climate goals. The Declaration has been read on the occasion of a COP21 side-event organized by the Coordination Desk of the 10YFP on SPP Programme, on 5 December 2015, and entitled “Mitigating Climate Change through Sustainable Procurement”.
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WEBINAR PRESENTATION ON THE UNITED NATIONS INITIATIVE...

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The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (DTIE), Cities and Lifestyles Unit, hosted a webinar on the United Nations initiative on Sustainable Procurement in the Health sector. The webinar took place on Monday 28 September 2015 and was co-organized with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the framework of the Sustainable Public Procurement programme of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (10YFP SPP programme).

WEBINAR PRESENTATION ON PROMOTING OZONE AND CLIMATE...

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The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (DTIE) hosted a webinar on the "Promoting Ozone and Climate friendly refrigerants and air conditioning (R/AC) technologies through Sustainable Public Procurement". The webinar took place on Thursday 30 July 2015 and was co-organized with UNEP Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP) in the framework of the Sustainable Public Procurement programme of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (10YFP SPP programme).
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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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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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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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Tapping Resource Efficiency Potential in India

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Cities contribute to 80% of the economic growth, while also comsuming 75% of the world’s natural resources. India is witnessing rapid urbanisation, with approximately 31% of its population living in cities. This trajectory requires us to find a way of achieving economically and socially equitable growth, without further damaging the environment. The concept of resource efficiency, i.e. of 'doing more with less' has significantly caught on in India's recent developmental paradigm.
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