With an aim to re-orient the learning experience towards sustainable development, EEG organises an array of unique and diverse additional learning opportunities for the youth in the Middle East. For EEG, SDG 4–Ensuring inclusive and quality education for all-has been a core aspect in centralising a sustainable way of living. Thus, we offer the Inter College Environmental Public Speaking Competition (ICEPSC) as a prominent platform where undergraduate students in the Arab region can put forth the
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EEG has been collecting mobile phones for recycling since 2009. However, in 2016, it formally initiated Project Green Call to engage its student members to collect and deposit 15 mobile phones each for recycling during a period of one month. Once achieved, these student members are presented with a certificate of participation. In 2017, the Initiative ran on the special date of 17/5/17 – 17/16/17.
An important vision of EEG is to bind together different sectors of the community to act as one, with a common goal of being good stewards of the environment. Thus, over the last 15 years, EEG has conducted the Clean UP UAE Campaign as a functional tool in promoting environmental protection campaigns nationally. EEG has utilised this concept strategically to create mass campaigns built on local practice, whilst targeting some of the local issues (water, waste and land pollution).
RSPO is currently supporting several local initiatives to develop a system to support certification at a jurisdictional level for the sustainable production of palm oil. This approach is expected to lower the entry barrier for smallholders to participate in the sustainable palm oil supply chain through wider multi-stakeholder collaboration, reduced transaction costs, and provision of government support. It is currently being piloted at the sub-national level in both Malaysia and Indonesia
Continuing its legacy of creating sustainable green spaces, EEG organises an annual ‘For Our Emirates We Plant’ campaign that intertwines the waste management programme to the tree planting campaign.The 4 projects under this campaign are: ‘Your Can for a Tree’, ‘Neighbourhood Recycling’, ‘One Root One Communi-Tree’ and ‘Planting for a Greener Future. In 2016, the campaign was successful in planting 662 trees in the UAE.
SRI builds capacity for sustainable recycling in developing countries with a focus on sustainable e-waste management. The programme addresses sustainability criteria in secondary resources management in developing countries and has developed guidance principles for inclusive recycling in a globale ISO process. Activities also include the development of basic data for the assessment of environmental life cycle performance for industrial activities.
While Sustainable Lifestyle and Education is in particular discussed at dedicated SCP and SDG conferences and other meetings with the corresponding experts and stakeholders, the topic needs to be injected in other dialogues as well. The WRF Secretariat has begun to integrate lifestyles and education elements in its annual events on sustainable resources management as well as in its dialogue on global raw material governance.
The ‘Guidelines for Providing Product Sustainability Information’, published by UN Environment and the International Trade Centre, provide principles and guidance for making effective product sustainability claims. Companies, standard-setting organisations and governments from all regions are invited to test this new global guidance, and help make their claims as credible and efficient as possible.
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With our growing appetite for electrical and electronic products, combined with rapid innovation and ever-shorter product lifespans, e-waste has now become one of the fastest growing waste streams.
This course will help to understand why and how we must manage e-waste in an environmentally sound manner and how to take action.
The Resource Revolution Trainers promotes use of the findings of the International Resource Panel (IRP) among the business community. In doing this, the online trainer also features related business publications and encourages business action towards products, services and systems for a more resource efficient and resilient future. The target audience of this self-training platform is middle and senior level managers.
The Urriðaholt (Urridaholt) urban master plan in Garðabær, Iceland covers an environmentally sensitive area, with a pristine lake and panoramic views. It is a walkable neighbourhood in a beautiful natural setting. Community participation was a key element in the preparation of the master plan. Special attention was given to the relationship between the urban character and the natural environment. SUDS and BREEAM Communities certification were introduced here for the first time in Iceland.
PuuMera is a construction concept that brought to life Europe’s largest wooden apartment building in Vantaa, Finland. PuuMera makes efficient use of renewable energy sources and materials, e.g., laminated timber structures. The carbon footprint of the building is less than half of an average equivalent residential building. This was achieved via choosing recycled, environmentally-friendly materials, as well as by using recycled glass, hemp concrete and untreated wood in parts of the facade.
Greenhouse Augustenborg in Malmö, Sweden, is a showcase construction and refurbishment project within sustainable city development, and an integral step in the greening of the Augustenborg area itself. The holistic approach to the design aims to reduce the residents’ ecological footprint. The building is, for example, equipped with greenhouses on the roof and large balconies with special cultivation areas. The building contains 56 apartments in total. The project was realised by NCC.
EEG launched the Environmental Drawing Competition in 2004 to encourage young students to think about the world and its environmental concerns. With the planet undergoing acute environmental degradation, it is but imperative that the youth be motivated to recognise issues, express themselves and find solutions, while raising awareness about the same. The Environmental Drawing Competition offers two topics that are aimed at the following age groups: 6-8 years and 9-11 years.
The «Miniguide til DGNB for byområder« is a comprehensive yet simple and practical guidance for all actors engaged in city area development. It embeds a holistic approach and centers around the three focus areas of sustainable development: economical, environmental and social. Danish industry supports it, and it is a fruitful example of advancing and promoting sustainability, catering to the full range of participants in area development. Apart from guidance, it is also a certification system.