The Sustainable Public Procurement (SPP) Programme, a global initiative to assist governments redirect public spending into goods and services that bring significant environmental and social benefits, was launched on 1 April 2014. The Programme represents the first action under the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (10YFP). This is a global framework to facilitate international cooperation to develop, replicate and scale-up Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) and resource efficiency initiatives around the world.
The fifth monitoring report on Sustainable Development in the European Union was published by Eurostat last week. This biennialal report gives insights into the actions taken so far by the European Union (EU) to achieve the objectives of the EU Sustainable Development Strategy and their impact, based on a number of sustainable development indicators.
The Global Research Forum on Sustainable Production and Consumption, in collaboration with Fudan University and other partners, will organize the conference "Global Transitions to Sustainable Production and Consumption Systems" in Shanghai, China, June 8-11 2014.
In the face of economic crises, increasing environmental degradation and the menace of climate change, the global community needs to do more and better with a more-efficient use of the Earth's natural resources.
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), as the Secretariat of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (10YFP), has pre-launched the online Global SCP Clearinghouse, a unique one-stop hub dedicated to advancing Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) worldwide. Through knowledge sharing, cooperation and participation tools, all stakeholders – governments, UN agencies and other international organizations, the business sector and civil society – will be offered the opportunity to:
European Commission publishes results from stakeholder consultation on Sustainable Consumption and Production
European stakeholders want to see a higher level of synergy and complementarity between EU sustainable consumption and production (SCP) regulatory instruments according to the results of a survey published by DG Environment. Stronger harmonisation and alignment among existing instruments, rather than the introduction of a new legal framework for sustainable products, are among the key findings of the ‘Consultation on Delivering more Sustainable Consumption and Production’.
Successful initiatives to promote sustainable consumption and production (SCP) are flourishing around the globe, but further efforts are needed to embed such practices in existing policy frameworks, according to the new Global Outlook Report published by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in collaboration with the European Commission.
The European Commission gathers views on delivering more sustainable consumption and production in the context of resource efficiency. It is asking for contributions on the possible introduction of new EU wide measures related to Sustainable Consumption and Production.
The deadline for abstracts on the European Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production is now published: 30th of November 2011!
So get those abstracts coming - the ERSCP-guys are eagerly awaiting.
Attached you get a short description of the ERSCP 2012 - very handy for you to send around to people who might be interested.
Don't forget that The PREPARE Network is one of the most important partners of the ERSCP!
The European Round Table on Sustainable Consumption and Production (ERSCP), existing since 1994, is one of Europe’s most remarkable conferences in its field.
The 15th ERSCP takes place in Bregenz, a liveable and loveable city situated between lake and mountains and well known for its cultural standing and its recreational value. The four-country-corner around Lake Constance (Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein and Switzerland) is one of the most prosperous and dynamic regions in Europe – in economic growth as well as in sustainable development and quality of life.