The National Action Plan on Sustainable Consumption and Production (NAP-SCP) is an outcome of extensive deliberations and inputs from National Roundtable and Provincial multi-stakeholder consultative workshops to pave the way for mainstreaming SCP related policies to achieve sustainable development in Pakistan. The Government of Pakistan, Ministry of Climate Change led the NAP-SCP formulation process in collaboration with UN Environment, the EU SWITCH-Asia Programme, and the 10YFP Secretariat.
This guide book presents a methodology that facilitates the design of sustainable WEEE management policies in developing countries. The different methods and design recommendations discussed are based on the methodological support provided during the design of national policy for WEEE management in Colombia as well as the design team’s wealth of experiences.
This report explains the alternative non-animal approaches that are available for scientific research, showing how they are not only more ethical but also more reliable, faster and cheaper than the animal tests they replace. It explains what alternatives are how cosmetics are tested for product and ingredient safety and which alternatives can be used to replace each traditional animal test. This report should be used as an advocacy tool to advance the switch to non-animal technologies.
Sustainable management at Indian Railways: how a self-evaluation tool for barrier analysis facilitates green procurement
This paper gives snapshot of development of sustainable procurement policy in India that began with attempt to identify challenges for implementing green procurement in Indian Railways. It further describes how some of these challenges were addressed that led to development of sustainable procurement policy in India at national level.
As the Focal point of the National Policy Component of SWITCH-Med, the Ministry of Environment (MoE) in Lebanon is developing an SCP Action Plan for the Industrial Sector in Lebanon, in close collaboration with the Ministry of Industry (MoI) and other key partners. The SCP Action Plan development process will provide Lebanon with a participatory and consultative approach for mainstreaming SCP in the industrial sector’s policies and plans.
The National Strategy and Action Plan for Mainstreaming Sustainable Consumption and Production into Agriculture/Food Production, Transport, and Waste Management Sectors in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordon (2016-2025) aims at supporting the implementation of agreed on SCP strategic, operational objectives and actions at the national level.
The Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS) is our primary vehicle for sustainable development planning and reporting. It sets out our sustainable development priorities, establishes goals and targets, and identifies actions to achieve them. The 2016–2019 FSDS—
Canada’s third—outlines what we will do to promote clean growth, ensure healthy ecosystems and build safe, secure and sustainable communities over the next three years
BetterHome: An industry-driven one-stop-shop solution sees its innovation in the new role of instalers. The model trains and guides the installers on how to approach the customer, from the first contact to the finalisation of the process. BetterHome also simplifies and structures the renovation process for the installer, through supportive and innovative digital tools, enabling a better evolution for all involved.
The objective of the present report is to share with Member States and stakeholders the activities of the framework and the latest developments, highlighting key outputs, challenges and opportunities. The report is hereby submitted through the Council for the consideration of the high-level political forum on sustainable development in 2016.
The “Factsheets on Sustainable Public Procurement in national governments” is a supplement to the 2017 Global Review of Sustainable Public Procurement. It features 40 country factsheets that illustrate the current state of sustainable public procurement (SPP) policies, activities, programmes, and monitoring and evaluation systems in national governments around the world. The main research aim of the 2017 Global Review is to explore the progress made in terms of SPP in the past three years at a global scale, highlighting regional trends. This supplement completes this research effort by providing detailed information on the state of SPP in each of the countries that participated in the survey.
The second in an annual series of publications providing an assessment of the world’s progress toward achieving UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Target 12.3 which aims to: By 2030, halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reduce food losses along production and supply chains, including post-harvest losses.
Prepared by WRI and WRAP on behalf of Champions 12.3, the report outlines a pathway for achieving SDG Target 12.3 and assesses global progress to date.
The aim of this study is to provide recommendations on the opportunities available to consumers, private sector and especially governments, of developed and developing economies, to address product lifetime extension. Seven products representing different lifetime expectancies by consumers for their optimal replacement moments and actual lifetimes in selected countries are analysed: washing machines, refrigerators, TVs, mobile phones, laptops and clothing. The report provides three policy perspectives, two for developed and one for developing countries, for designing measures to address product lifetime extension.
CommONEnergy, a research project funded by the European Union, developed these past 4 years new strategies and solutions to retrofit existing shopping centres to reduce consumptions, increase energy efficiency and comfort. The project, coming soon to an end, presented its landmark publication, Guidelines on how to approach the energy-efficient renovation of shopping centres during a full day event in Brussels.
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.
This report provides an overview of the 10YFP Trust Fund, with information relating to contributions received up to December 2016. It demonstrates the progress of the Trust Fund since its establishment, showcasing the funded projects and their implementation and underlining the transparent and inclusive process for project selection.
This document, produced under the EU-funded "Stimulating the demand and supply of sustainable products through Sustainable Public Procurement and Ecolabelling" project implemented by Vietnam Environment Administration with UN Environment assistance, presents an analysis of the Vietnamese market's readiness to provide sustainable alternatives for specific categories of products, i.e. office copy paper, compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs), LED lights, and laptops, and considers whether these can be the target of pilot sustainable tenders.
Vietnam Legal review and proposal to foster SPP implementation and consider the integration of ecolabelling
This document, developed under the EU-funded "Stimulating the demand and supply of sustainable products through Sustainable Public Procurement and Ecolabelling" (SPPEL) project implemented by UN Environment, aims at identifying potential opportunities or barriers to the inclusion of sustainability aspects in the national public procurement framework in Viet Nam, from a legal or regulatory point of view.
It is based on a desk review including an in-depth analysis of a number of documents, in particular:
- International treaties and agreements ratified by Vietnam which may relate to SPP;
- the Law on procurement, which is the main regulatory instrument for public procurement;
- Existing regulations establishing environmental and social standards which can contribute to, influence, or be used in SPP;
- Laws pertaining to environmental, social and economic sustainability, as well as laws related to construction and taxation;
- Other related ministerial decrees and decisions.
This report also examines the potential adoption by the government of sustainability criteria and standards for assessing products, in the framework of the Green Label program and Energy Label program.