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 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.
- A manual for school environmental clubs was launched by the Commissioner for EFCCC in August 2019 in Addis Ababa and copies were distributed to more than 100 participants. The English version of the manual can be downloaded on the project website
Chile: In April a workshop with key stakeholders was organized to present the methodology for reporting mitigation actions under Huella Chile platform.
- 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).
- All project activities have been completed and made available on the project website.
- All project activities have been completed and made available on the projectwebsite.