Monitoring the Shift to Sustainable Consumption and...

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This report constitutes an initial proposal to support the monitoring of SCP-related targets of the SDGs, using the SEEA framework. The report also proposes the development of a strategy for capacity building in the context of responding to the need for harmonized and quality assured indicators.
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Sustainble Consumption and Production Indicators for...

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The present discussion paper highlights a number of potential indicators for a sub-‐set of the SCP‐related targets in the proposed SDGs. The purpose is to contribute to the development of an integrated, science­‐based set of indicators to monitor progress towards SCP patterns which supports the achievement of the SDGs.
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Case Study 8: The Story of Roubaix

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Lacking the power to implement waste collection and management practices, Roubaix had to find new ways to transition to zero waste. The Town is addressing waste at source, by creating a vibrant constellation of actors committed to reducing their waste, including families, schools and businesses.
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Energy Efficiency and the 10YFP. Background Paper for...

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Energy Efficiency (EE) is an important for mitigating climate change, but also for deriving economic benefits and competitive advantage. According to the IEA, EE alone could contribute 49% of the GHG reduction required for adhering to the 2°C limit. Considering these benefits, integrating EE offers many opportunities to the 6 10YFP programmes. This background paper is intended to provide an overview of how EE can be positioned in in each of them.
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Developing the Green Economy Strategic Framework for...

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A mandate to: Elaborate a proposal for a Pan-European Strategic Framework for Greening the Economy; Including practical examples, good practices , tools for greening the economy, while promoting a bottom-up approach; Building upon existing knowledge products and platforms.
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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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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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SPP, Ecolabels and Sustainability Standards -...

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This document contains all the presentations from the Working Group's in person meeting held on the 27th of June in Zurich, Switzerland.
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SPP, Ecolabels and Sustainability Standards -...

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Working Group 4b was established as a space for knowledge sharing and interaction between public procurers on the one hand, and private standard or ecolabel organisations and users on the other hand. This document provides a summary of this year’s annual meeting. In addition to this summary, the full presentations from the annual meeting are available on the SCP Clearinghouse.
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