Advancing and Measuring Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) for a Low-Carbon Economy in Middle-Income and Newly Industrialized Countries (Advance SCP)
As of: January 2020
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 eight 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)
- Sustainable Consumption and Production for Low Carbon Economy (SCP4LCE)
State of implementation/results
Organization of the international conference "The extended Southeast Asian Conference: GPP and eco labels as promoter for innovation, qualification and Green Transformation" in Chiang Rai, Thailand in September 2016. The conference was attended by over 80 participants from 16 countries.
- Implementation of the regional training "Regional Capacity Building: measuring carbon emission of non-electrical products and Lifecycle Costing for construction works focusing on energy consumed and Material Applications" in Port Dickson, Malaysia in November 2016. The participants from Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand learned the details of the LCC (Life Cycle Costing)/LCA (Life Cycle Analysis) methodology and how it has to be adapted in the implementation of GPP.
- The Thai Ecolabel adjusts to the Blue Angel (German eco label). First discussion on the mutual recognition of the Thai green labels and the Blue Angel in April 2017.
- First national promotion activity for GPP in Indonesia in August 2017. The importance of GPP and ecolabels was explained, the first environmentally friendly products were presented and the next steps discussed. Experts from Thailand and Japan completed the information for the participants.
- In Thailand 34 items have already been included in the "Green Cart" programme - 25 of them being products and nine services. The level of ambition of the criteria is continuously being adjusted.