The NSRR was initiated by The Netherlands, UK, France and Flanders with the aim to stimulate Green Growth in the North Sea region by facilitating the trade and transportation of secondary resources. The 5 year deal was signed in March of this year and is envisioned to accommodate a maximum of ten secondary resource streams or cases.
Il presente documento ha l’obiettivo di fornire un inquadramento
generale dell’economia circolare nonché di definire il posizionamento
strategico del nostro paese sul tema, in continuità con gli
impegni adottati nell’ambito dell’Accordo di Parigi sui cambiamenti
climatici, dell’Agenda 2030 delle Nazioni Unite sullo sviluppo
sostenibile, in sede G7 e nell’Unione Europea.
Development of voluntary guidelines for the sustainability of the Mediterranean diet in the Mediterranean region
Despite its many health and nutritional value, adherence to the Mediterranean diet is becoming less evident in the Mediterranean area. This has undesirable impacts not only on health but also on the social, cultural, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability.
These voluntary guidelines describe the elements of action needed in order to assess the sustainability of the Mediterranean diet.
The Rainforest Alliance surveyed a group of business owners who have been involved in our
sustainable tourism best practices program and asked them about the perceived benefits they’ve derived from their two years of investment and work in the program. The purpose of the survey was to examine and analyze sustainable management indicators.
Este é o seu passaporte para um turismo sustentável, que vai mostrar o quanto atitudes simples podem tornar sua viagem recompensadora, mais integrada à natureza e mais aberta à cultura local, com muitos benefícios para a comunidade que o recebe.
The Green Passport Campaign, an initiative of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism Development, aims to introduce the potential traveler to some of the things they can do to make tourism a sustainable activity.
Para integrar el Sistema de Planeación Democrática, el cual sirve para guiar las acciones de las dependencias y entidades de la Administración Pública Federal, el Plan Nacional de Desarrollo 2013 – 2018, prevé, entre otros, la elaboración del Programa Especial de Producción y Consumo Sustentable, el cual será el instrumento con el que el Gobierno de la República promoverá que la prosperidad del país se realice cuidando nuestro patrimonio natural.
Due to this abrupt increase in modernization in Laos, there are certain sectors (transport, tourism, industrial, etc.) of the country that will face rapid expansion and as a consequence will lead to serious societal, environmental and health problems if ignored. This course critiques and examines these most important sectors and aims to mainstream SCP interventions to solve the various problems that will accompany the economic growth in these sectors.
A national strategy is needed to promote innovations and be a catalyst for new ideas in the public sector and the business community. It is needed to achieve the Government’s aim
of establishing public procurement as a strategic tool for efficient organisations and a means of achieving the national environmental, social sustainability and administration policy objectives.
How can consumption be made more sustainable? What can be done to make it easier for consumers to make climate-smart choices? These are some of the questions in focus in the Government’s strategy for sustainable consumption. The aim is for the strategy to contribute to environmentally, socially and economically sustainable consumption.
Recommendations to To improve biodiversity protection in policy and criteria of food standards and sourcing requirements of food companies and retailers
The recommendations are directed primarily at standard organisations as well as companies of the food sector with own sourcing requirements. Cooperatives and associations of the food sector can use them as an orientation for more biodiversity compatible agricultural production processes.
They focus on standards and companies policy as well as criteria and requirements providing practical recommendations for the reduction of negative impacts and the creation of more potential for biodiversity.
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The One Planet Network is the network of the 10 Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production.
In response to discussions from the 10YFP network, a visual identity and narrative voice has been developed for the network to be self-referential in a more accessible way.
Programme logo use permission is, as always, regulated by the programme coordination desks—please contact your coordination desk if you have any questions!
The EU Consumer Footprint aims at assessing the environmental impacts of consumption. The methodology for assessing the impacts is based on the life cycle assessment (LCA) of products (or services) purchased and used in one year by an EU citizen. This report is about the subset indicator of the consumer footprint of the basket of product (BoP) on mobility.
Purchaser Guide for Addressing Labor and Human Rights Impacts in Information Technology Procurements
Institutional purchasers, both public and private sector, are increasingly interested in procuring products which are environmentally preferable and have been produced in a socially responsible manner. This Guide provides examples of procurement questions and supplier documentation that can be used to introduce labor and human rights related performance criteria in technical specifications, supplier selection and procurement award criteria, as well as in contract performance clauses.
The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) introduced Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) with the aim to create more transparency about the energy performance of individual buildings. To date, the implementation of this instrument varies significantly across Europe in terms of scope, information, comparability and user-friendliness, limiting its acceptance by users as well as its market penetration.
The German government adopted the National Programme for Sustainable Consumption on 24 February 2016. The programme was drawn up by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety and presented together with the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection and the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture.
The National Programme on Sustainable Consumption is a first step towards implementing the 2030 Agenda. It is meant to support efforts to bring German consumption patterns and lifestyles into harmony with the planet's limits. In order to achieve this, the programme is designed to expand on instruments and approaches that have been successful to date, but also to initiate new projects. The programme aims to make sustainable consumption possible and easy for everyone and to move sustainable consumption from a niche role into the mainstream. The programme explicitly addresses not only consumers, but also all relevant stakeholders including the business and trade sectors, civil society, the media, the scientific community, local authorities, religious bodies, etc. It also addresses the public sector, which must lead the way as a role model.
10YFP STP Portfolio: The Responsible Tourist e-book: How to find, book and get the most from your holiday
Travelling responsibly can provide an enriching holiday experience. Instead of just being a passing traveler, tourists can positively contribute to the wellbeing of places and people they visit.
“The Responsible Tourist,” released in May 2016, provides travelers with the tools they need to make informed decisions about their holidays. The book gives recommendations on finding responsible destinations, using online booking platforms that promote sustainable holidays, and booking directly with a responsible hotel or tour operator.
UNESCO roadmap for implementing the Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
The Roadmap communicates the Global Action Programme (GAP) on ESD endorsed by UNESCO Member States (37 C/Resolution 12) and acknowledged by the UN General Assembly (resolutions 69/211 and 70/209) to decision-makers, stakeholders and actors, and provides suggestions for the implementation of the GAP, as well as details on UNESCO’s role.
Compras públicas sostenibles y la economía circular: del discurso a la acción. El Paso-a-paso de las compras sostenibles.
This article includes a step by step guide on how to incorporate sustainability criteria into the procurement cycle and how to ensure that the cycle fosters a circular model of production and consumption. The steps include: acquiring knowledge (on SPP and CE), identifying the procurement need, establishing the technical and performance parameters, creating the tender documents and evaluation parameters, performing the procurement evaluation based on the sustainable criteria and finally awarding
This publication guides readers on how to use education, especially ESD, to achieve the SDGs. It identifies learning objectives, suggests topics and learning activities for each SDG, and describes implementation at different levels from course design to national strategies. The document aims to support policy-makers, curriculum developers and educators in designing strategies, curricula and courses to promote learning for the SDGs.
El presente documento es un Plan de Acción para Chile en Consumo y Producción Sustentables para los años 2017 al 2022 que permite monitorear y guiar los próximos pasos del país en estas temáticas, implementando así el Programa Nacional de Consumo y Producción Sustentables (PNCPS), de cara al nuevo contexto internacional. Es un marco dinámico de iniciativas consensuadas y actividades relevantes para implementar el PNCPS.
Resource Efficiency in the Indian Construction Sector: Market Evaluation of the use of Secondary Raw Materials from Construction and Demolition Waste
The construction sector generates substantial amount of waste from the process of construction and demolition (C&D) of buildings and infrastructure, which when processed can be used as a raw material for construction. The report attempts to
present a snapshot of the status of C&D waste generation and management in 10 surveyed cities across India, establish scenario based projections of C&D waste in India, and present technical and economic feasibility of products made with C&D waste.
Towards Upscaling the Application of Low-Carbon and Energy-efficient Technology in the Construction Sector in South Asia - Cases of India, Nepal and Pakistan
The Indian construction sector has a high ecological and carbon footprint. With increasing urbanisation and growth in India, the impacts of the construction sector will only increase. Low-carbon and resource-efficient technologies exist and could substantially reduce the ecological footprint of the sector were they dominant. In order to mainstream these technologies, it is essential for policy makers to streamline policies and develop guidelines that include a green mandate.
India is currently at a crucial juncture where it is aiming for economic growth to meet the basic needs of its 1.2 billion people. However, this growth has so far resulted in energy shortages and the increasing use of limited resources. This policy brief series provides stakeholders with the necessary information on how to improve efficiency to reduce the resources and energy needed for this growth and meet the country's increasing development needs, in short: decoupling.