The online-video-course “Sustainability and Nutrition“ (in German language) addresses environmental, economic, social, health and cultural impacts of our dietary habits and our food system from a local, national and global perspective. It raises awareness of the need of a transformation of society towards sustainable nutrition and finally lifestyles.
Global SCP Initiatives Database
Sustainable Public Procurement in Japanese Local Governments: A Multicity and U.S. Cross-comparative Analysis
Within Japan and the U.S., many cities have struggled to implement their sustainable procurement policies. This project examines the factors facilitate/inhibit Japan’s (as compared to the U.S.’) local level SPP implementation, and the potential SPPs have for facilitating a low greenhouse gas economy. It recommends immediate actions for local Japanese and U.S. governments to improve SPP implementation, and offer critical policy advice on the ideal institutional arrangements for SPP success.
By looking at how social innovation happens in seed exchange networks, this study found that as most of these networks originally formed against the increasing spread of input-intensive industrial agriculture, and the disempowerment and economic and cultural poverty that resulted from it, they are consciously aimed at changing social relations surrounding agriculture.
This project will primarily focus on the following to ensure food and nutrition security through Institutional Process for Learning Management. This project was implemented in the districts of Bolangir, Nayagarh districts.. The project aims to ensuring livelihoods security & incorporation of green energy among tribal, Dalits, fisher folk and other backward families by enhancing production and income of 4200 families through community resilient farming systems to climate change by the year 2015.
This project proposal seeks to take stock of the current state of knowledge and on-going methodological activities, share approaches and promote harmonization of Food Loss and Waste measurement around SDG 12.3. UN Environment and FAO, together with collaborating and facilitating organizations, will strengthen tools developed, address knowledge gaps, develop capacities and promote awareness and advocacy to stem the problem.
Farmers face barriers towards adopting sustainable agricultural practices. Without incentives, farmers are often limited in their ability to overcome these short- and long-term adoption barriers. Incentives can be provided across a wide spectrum – by both public programs and private sector investments –, ranging from those that are policy-driven to voluntary investments to reward for good environmental practice and support sustainable production.
The Organic Food System Program (OFSP): Organic food systems as models and living laboratories for transformation processes towards sustainable food systems [CORE]
The Organic Food System Program (OFSP) is conceived as a holistic global food system approach to production and consumption patterns. The scope is to identify, understand and describe transformation processes towards sustainable food systems and make lessons learned available in a globally systematized and contextually-applicable way.
Setting the Table for our Children – exploring the path to more sustainable food systems through multi-stakeholder action [CORE]
‘Setting the Table for our Children’ envisions a future in which sustainable and healthy food is affordable and attainable to all. It proposes to bring down the tremendous obvious and hidden economic, health, social and environmental costs of current food production and consumption patterns by promoting a food systems approach to food policy planning and governance.
Much of the agri-food diversity in the global tropics has disappeared from production systems due to consumption patterns changing. This is partially because of lack information and knowledge about it nutritional characteristics, the adoption of unsustainable diets and the specialization of monocrop agriculture based on over use of agrochemicals. The gastronomy sector can help reverse this undesirable situation since it plays an important role in linking food production with consumption.
There is an increasing interest for the emerging notion of sustainable diets which are still debated within the context of the shift towards more sustainable food systems, simultaneously addressing sustainability, food security and nutrition by linking consumption and production with food and nutrient requirements. The project will serve to make progress in better understand the relations between sustainable diets and sustainable food systems, in both developed and developing countries.
Complementing existing value chain sustainability assessments: Measuring, communicating, and valuing biodiversity in food systems [CORE]
This core initiative aims to improve measures, standards, and valuation methods for agricultural, fishery and wild biodiversity as well as identify how these can be adapted to measure impacts at the landscape level. Furthermore the initiative aims to motivate companies, developers of standards and other actors to use those tools and methods in order to increase the biodiversity performance of the food sector.
Sustainability along all value chains: identifying and promoting local initiatives linking small-scale producers and consumers [CORE]
Sustainable Food Systems hold the possibility of reorganizing relationships between producers. The purpose of this Core Initiative is to map, through multi-actor participatory approaches, the markets that contribute to creating sustainable food systems and to develop nutrition sensitive value chain approaches at the country level.
10YFP SBC Flagship "Built environment curricula: responding to climate change through industry engagement" - Seeking Funding
The aim of this flagship project is to develop a methodology for understanding and guiding change in tertiary and vocational programs that educate built environment professionals, while aligning these changes with professional development for academics and industry practitioners for designing and building low carbon cities. The project meets the aims of the 10YFP by building on an underlying foundation of sustainable consumption and production
UNLEASH is a global innovation lab that brings together people from all over the world to transform 1,000 personal insights into hundreds of ideas, and build lasting global networks around the Sustainable Development Goals.
Apply now at unleash.org to join the UNLEASH Innovation Lab 2017 in Denmark! We will take care of your flight and your stay during the nine days in August 13-21. All you need is to bring new ideas, insights and a passion for changing the world.
Together with Nigerian partner FLEESD and in collaboration with the Ministry of Water Resources of Nigeria, a framework for Technology-based solutions for sustainable production in agribusiness and youth empowerment is starting to be implemented.