Proliferation of sustainable consumption and production (SCP) in Asia – the next 5 countries (SCP Outreach)
As of: September 2021
In recent years, sustainable public procurement and environmental labelling have become increasingly important in South-eastern Asia. Aided by Thailand, the project supports the development and implementation of environmental labels, as well as sustainable consumption and production patterns in five developing Asian countries. It is geared to country-specific needs and focuses on strengthening institutions, specialist training courses, knowledge transfer and integrated solutions at regional level. The project also supports trans-national knowledge sharing events and stakeholder meetings to define core criteria for eco-labelling and Green Public Procurement (GPP) in the ASEAN Economic Community. It also supports the partner institutions in integrating climate-friendly and low-carbon criteria into eco-labels and analyses international best practices in the field of GPP to this end.
Advancing and easuring sustainable consumption and production (SCP) patterns for a low-larbon economy in middle-income and newly industrialized countries (Advance SCP)
Sustainable Consumption and Production for Low Carbon Economy (SCP4LCE)
State of implementation/results
- The project is a trilateral project to actively involve Thailand in the implementation, for which a Project Steering Committee (PSC) was convened under the leadership of the Thai political partner (Pollution Control Department, PCD).
- The Project Management Unit in Thailand is fully operational and a grant agreement has been signed with the Öko-Institut.
- The institutional status of all partner countries was analysed and recommendations for action to improve the institutional SCP landscape were developed. A life cycle hotspot analysis was carried out to identify particularly climate-relevant SCP and GPP products and services.
- The MOU process was initiated in Bhutan and Vietnam and has been completed in Cambodia and Laos.
- A national project steering unit has been installed or initiated in Laos and Cambodia. In Myanmar, the Initiation had to be stopped due to the military coup.
- A SCP training focusing on GPP and ZU was conducted in March 2021, where insights from the Thailand GPP system analysis were also shared. Further country-specific training are being planned. --In 2020, the project completed a status analysis in the implementing countries. The study paid particular attention to framework legislation of sustainable public procurement (SPP), pre-existing eco-labels, capacities of the certification bodies and private sector awareness and skills for production of sustainable products.
- The project develops methods to identify climate-relevant products and services.