Advancing and Measuring Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) for a Low-Carbon Economy in Middle-Income and Newly Industrialized Countries (Advance SCP)
As of: July 2020
Objective and activities
The sustainable consumption and production of products reduces the emissions of greenhouse gases. The project contributes to establishing sustainable consumption and production patterns in eight emerging countries in South East Asia, Africa and Latin America. Orientation is provided by the “Ten-Year-Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production” of the United Nations. To this end, the project supports the development and introduction of sustainability information systems (SIS), which form a foundation for informed consumer decisions. The emission of climate-damaging gases is thus reduced and resource efficiency along the value chains is improved. The individual project activities focus on strengthening institutions, providing technical training, facilitating the transfer of knowledge and developing integrative, political solutions. The project also seeks possibilities for the development of NAMAs.
Advancing and easuring sustainable consumption and production (SCP) patterns for a low-larbon economy in middle-income and newly industrialized countries (Advance SCP)
State of implementation/results
- The Advance SCP project supports several important global outputs of the One Planet Consumer Information Programme for Sustainable Consumption and Production (CI-SCP) (please find links at the bottom)
- The report from road testing the Guidelines for providing Product Sustainability Information (Ready to Drive the Market) with 28 companies and standardization/certification bodies was launched at the United Nations Environmental Programme Assembly on 11 March 2019 in Nairobi. Case studies from this exercise are being published on the Consumer Information Programme Website (see links).
- A white paper on communicating the social Impacts of products has been launched during a Webinar in the end of 2018. The recording is available on the Consumer Information Programme Website (see link).
- The project supports the development of a publication entitled “Consumer Information Tools and Climate Change: Facilitating low-carbon choices in Tourism, Buildings and Food Systems“. A workshop to gather inputs for this guidance report was held in late 2018 in Paris, gathering stakeholders from different One Planet network Programmes.
- A manual for school environmental clubs was launched by the Commissioner for EFCCC in August 2019 in Addis Ababa and copies were distributed to more than 100 participants. The English version of the manual can be downloaded on the project website
- In April a workshop with key stakeholders was organized to present the methodology for reporting mitigation actions under Huella Chile platform.
- The Ministry of Environment organized a workshop in November 2018 to present the results of the Sustainable Public Procurement Nacional Plan (see link)
- The consumer information platform Mi Código Verde incorporates information about the most common certifications found in a supermarket in Chile (see link).
- All project activities have been completed and made available on the project website.
- All project activities have been completed and made available on the projectwebsite.