Advancing and Measuring Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) for a Low-Carbon Economy in Middle-Income and Newly Industrialized Countries (Advance SCP)
As of: March 2019
Objective and activities
Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) patterns constitute an essential building block of a low-carbon economy. The project will contribute to the implementation of the six programmes under the 10 Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (10YFP) in 8 developing countries across three regions (Southeast Asia, Africa and Latin America). Based on the level of advancement of pilot countries with regard to SCP and their specific needs, the project will support the development and implementation of Sustainability Information Systems (SIS ). These shall form the basis for informed consumer decisions, which result in decreased greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and improved resource efficiency all along the value chain. Activities will focus on institutional strengthening, technical capacity development, knowledge transfer and the design of integrated policy frameworks. In this context, the project will also identify and develop NAMA opportunities.
- Advancing and Measuring Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) for a Low-Carbon Economy in Middle-Income and Newly Industrialized Countries (Advance SCP)
State of implementation/results
- The Life Cycle Assessment for landfills has been received with great interest by local and national authorities and the Vice-Minister of Environment expressed interest in extending the study to landfills that are currently under construction. This is important, because landfills constitute a critical part of the Mitigation Actions in Peru's NDC.
- The Peruvian exporter Promperu hast started to conduct Life Cycle Assessments on agro-industrial export products, to improve transparency for their customers and partners.
- The Ministry of Agriculture organized a two-day workshop on Life Cycle Assessment in the coffee sector in August 2018. Here, various stakeholders discussed the importance of life-cycle methods for environmental certification (e.g. eco-labels), zero-carbon actions and improving competitiveness. Chile:
- In July 2018, a workshop on “Communicating Product Sustainability” was organized in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and UN Global Compact Chile, to present guidelines for providing product sustainability information to private and public organizations, consumer associations and NGOs (please find link to press release at the bottom): portal.mma.gob.cl/…). Ethiopia:
- In July 2018, local partners and the Ethiopian Tea and Coffee Development and Marketing Authority visited production sites that have been identified during the project and met with local farmers in the Jimma region.
- Also in July 2018, a multi-stakeholder training on organic certification standards was attended by the Ethiopian Standards Agency, Ethiopian Tea and Coffee Development and Marketing Authority, Ministry of Agriculture, Coffee farmers unions, Coffee farmers and other industry stakeholders. Morocco:
- A closing event is planned for November 2018 in Rabat, to showcase the project results on environmental footprint labelling systems, carbon foot printing and the proposed zero-carbon tourism accommodation NAMA. Global:
- 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).