Advancing and Measuring Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) for a Low-Carbon Economy in Middle-Income and Newly Industrialized Countries (Advance SCP)
As of: August 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 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- A closing event is planned for April 2019 in Rabat, to showcase the project results on environmental footprint labelling systems, carbon foot printing and the proposed zero-carbon tourism accommodation NAMA.
- 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 three reports "Life cycle assessment of run-of-river hydropower plants in the Peruvian Andes: a policy support perspective", "Peru's road to climate action: Are we on the right path? The role of life cycle methods to improve Peruvian national contributions" and "Environmental performance of Peruvian waste management systems under a life cycle Approach" have been published (see links)