As of: January 2018
Advancing and Measuring Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) for a Low-Carbon Economy in Middle-Income and Newly Industrialized Countries (Advance SCP)
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
State of implementation/results
- Elaboration of a baseline study of the Green Public Procurement (GPP) situation in the four target countries
- The Project Advisory Board (PAB) presented and accepted a total of 20 products and services for the integration of environment-friendly criteria. The further project activities will base on this product selection.
- 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.
- Creation of a target group-oriented list of incentives / innovative concepts for the support of ecolabels and environmentally friendly products.
- 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. First discussion on the mutual recognition of the Thai green labels and the Blue Angel in April 2017.
- The list of environmentally friendly products in Thailand is constantly expanded. There are currently 23 products and 6 services in the GPP list.
- 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.
- Cooperation with the Philippine Center for Environmental Protection and Development Inc., to organize and implement the Kalikasan Green Productivity, Green Purchasing Towards Green Philippines (KGP3) Expo Conference 2017 in September 2017. Representatives from the business sector, government, eco-friendly and other organizations are expected to participate and discuss the current trends globally and in the Philippines.