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  • 1. Civil Society Organizations:Promoting Sustainable Consumption Viktoriya Malyarchuk UNENG0 “MAMA-86” www.mama-86.org.ua
  • 2. Outline Defining Sustainable consumption (SC) SC in Ukraine: key problems and perspectives. Sectoral overview. Challenges to shift the system to sustainable consumption. Promoting SC – action plan for CSOs CSOs as a driver of SC. Best practices.
  • 3. Defining Sustainable Consumption Sustainable consumption and production aims at reducing emissions and resource consumption, while maintaining life satisfaction. 2002 – Johannesburg World Summit for Sustainable Development gave a start to Marrakesh Process, a work to develop the 10-year framework for sustainable consumption and production.
  • 4. SC in UkraineEcological Footprint ofproduction – 3,31 (world –2,7);Ecological Footprint ofConsumption – 2,9 (world –2,7). Sustainability Summit
  • 5. Meat consumption in Ukraine: 90% growthSmall changes – big effect. Rejecting eating meat onlyonce a week, we can reduce emissions by 170 kg-CO2 perperson a year. Sustainability Summit
  • 6. Sustainability Summit
  • 7. Ideas for sustainable food consumptionMake usable alternatives though a small group’s effort. Vegetarian cooking course, sustainable cook book; Traditional food brand – support local producers; Spreading veggie recipes – “Low-carbon” diet; Greening supermarkets and production chains; ... Sustainability Summit
  • 8. Ideas for sustainable housing Connecting communities to sustainable best practices, show examples; Eco-housing demonstration; Building sustainable homes with local and traditional knowledge and experience; ... Sustainability Summit
  • 9. Ideas for sustainable mobility Lobby governments to invest in public transport, form cycling infrastructure; Encouraging sustainable local instead of long-distance travel – make people discover their country; Research on environmental impact of transport infrastructure; .. Sustainability Summit
  • 10. The degree of potential involvement ofCSOs Source: action-town.eu Sustainability Summit
  • 11. Individual Level: Address behaviourCreate systems, that lead to sustainable consumption Use examples of positive change; Give convincing evidence, where change is most needed; Organize a process of deliberation, learning and analysis on leading examples. Sustainability Summit
  • 12. Local Level Sustainability Summit
  • 13. National Level Sustainability Summit
  • 14. What can CSOs do? Sustainability Summit
  • 15. Partnership network Source: http://www.scp-centre.org/ Sustainability Summit
  • 16. Experience: “Green Choice of Ukraine”project by MAMA-86Main issues:- Sustainable Agriculture- Economic Efficient and Safe Building- Environmental Education for Sustainable DevelopmentGoals: Forming environmentally thoughtful individual consumer; Increasing citizens environmental awareness and activity. Empower them to claim their human rights for safe and healthy environment. Sustainability Summit
  • 17. Focus: multi-apartment building household’s technology & behaviours – energy, water use, wasteObjectives:- Demonstrate resource saving;- Encourage consumer choice of green housing technologies;- Lobbying for legal changes to involve public in housing & communal services reform.Stakeholders:- Households in multi-apartment buildings;- Local and national policymakers;- Business, experts. Sustainability Summit
  • 18. EcoBox -Database of easy and practical solutions, helping to practice sustainable house holding: Architecture and Construction; Energy supply and Energy saving; Land use and land development; Waste management and collection.Sustainability Summit
  • 19. Economically Effective and Safe Building(MAMA-86-Artemivsk) Reduction in monthly payments for utility services (water, electricity and gas); Guaranteeing public participation in drafting legislation, resulting in change of rates at the local level; Linking 1600 households with solid waste management system; Developing a database on green technologies for doing the household: http://www.ecovillage.in.ua/; 300 000 citizens are covered with an informational campaign on creating green house. Sustainability Summit
  • 20. Economic efficient and safe building Organisation of workshops and trainings on relevant topic – demonstrational tours; Bring the idea of green technologies use in households to communities (7 buildings); Use of informational materials: magazine, “Ecobox”, “Ecophone”, leaflets, etc. Meeting with potential partners, installing equipment.Key results:- Reducing hot water bills – 80%;- Reducing payments for heating – 70%;- A corporate enterprise established with the participation of local society, public authorities and business. Sustainability Summit
  • 21. So, there is a need and a specialrole for CSOs Startthe process with a wide participation of stakeholders; Use your imagination: how to impress the society? Look for new demonstration tools (free exhibitions, cultural events, Media, etc); Keep your motivation, and the changes come. Sustainability Summit
  • 22. Our further plans MAMA-86 is actively lobbying adopting the 10-Years Framework Programme for Sustainable Consumption and Production, SCP Strategy and Action Plan. The relevant goal in National Environmental Action Plan (Development and Adoption of SCP Strategy and Action Plan) was also lobbied by MAMA-86; We are conducting research, studying best practices, especially monitoring the situation of SCP patterns in different regions of Ukraine and neighbouring countries. EcoBox is open for your best practices of green technologies use, so you are always welcome to share them with us. Sustainability Summit
  • 23. Thanks for attention!We are open for cooperation! www.mama-86.org.uainfo@mama-86.org.ua