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Resource Efficiency, Sustainable Consumption and Production and Green Economy

  1. 1. Resource Efficiency,Sustainable Consumption and Production and Green Economy Dr. Stefanos Fotiou
  2. 2. Contents Resource EfficiencyMedium Term Strategy SCP Activities Green Economy Tools
  3. 3. Contents Resource EfficiencyMedium Term Strategy SCP Activities Green Economy Tools
  4. 4. Our mandateReview World International Policy advise on sound Norms, standards, inter- Technology support andEnvironment cooperation and action science linkages among MEAs capacity RE/SCP Activities GE
  5. 5. Environmental problems Global warmingBiodiversity loss Resource depletion Natural disasters Ecosystem degradation Chemical pollution RE/SCP Activities GE
  6. 6. UNEP MTS: Six Priorities Climate Change Disasters and Conflicts Ecosystem Management Environmental Governance Harmful Substances Resource Efficiency and SCP RE/SCP Activities GE
  7. 7. UNEP MTS: One Programme 6 thematic priorities with clear objectives working together under a common programme of work RE/SCP Activities GE
  8. 8. Contents Resource EfficiencyMedium Term Strategy SCP Activities Green Economy Tools
  9. 9. The challengeMTS Activities GE
  10. 10. Patterns? Political FinancialCombination Technological of Choices Behavioural Market MTS Activities GE
  11. 11. Resources’ cycles Consumption of Production of natural resources financial resources •Resource use •Environmental •Land, Water, conservation •Development Energy, Mate •Employment rials, •Local income •Waste Production of Consumption ofgoods & services goods & services MTS Activities GE
  12. 12. What we need?Strategies Practices Investments Natural Capacity for CP Mobilising Resources: Innovation Financial Business assets Change of BAU Capital Behavioral Change of Consumption Styles MTS Activities GE
  13. 13. Implementation Challenges Corporate Inertia. Technology culture. BAU and cost Only focus: risks profit MTS Activities GE
  14. 14. Objective and accomplishments Natural resources are produced, processed and consumed in a more environmentally sustainable way Resource efficiency is increased and pollution is reduced over product life cycles and along supply chains Investment in efficient, clean and safe industrial production methods is increased through public policies and private sector action Consumer choice favours more resource efficient and environmentally friendly products MTS Activities GE
  15. 15. CSER, CP, D4SMTS Studies, research Capacity, pilots Policy, MEA, SPPActivities Who we work with?GE
  16. 16. Contents Resource EfficiencyMedium Term Strategy SCP Activities Green Economy Tools
  17. 17. Activity areas Sustainable Sustainable Recourse mgmt procurementResponsible SustainableProduction lifetyles Design 4 Eco- sustainability labels, standards MTS RE/SCP GE
  18. 18. SectorsBuildings Waste Oil & Gaz WaterTourism ICT Finance Retail MTS RE/SCP GE
  19. 19. RE for Cleaner Production 1. RECP Service Delivery Network 1.1. Global networking 1.2. Expansion to new countries 1.3. Scaling up in existing countries3. RECP Incentives 2. Thematic RECP 4. RECP Innovation Applications3.1. Policy for RECP 4.1. Environmentally Sound Flexible Framework 2.1. RECP for RE Technologies  PRE-SME3.2. Finance for RECP 4.2. Sustainable Product 2.2. RECP for Waste & Development Emission Prevention  SPIN  D4S 2.3. RECP for Safe & Responsible Production  RP toolkit MTS RE/SCP GE
  20. 20. Responsible ProductionA systematic, five-step model, for practical guidance and toolsfor assisting SMEs in identifying and understanding thehazards and risks related to company products and operationson-site and along the value-chain MTS RE/SCP GE
  21. 21. Sectoral focusMTS RE/SCP GE
  22. 22. What is SCP finally? MTS RE/SCP GE
  23. 23. OK tell us what is SCP!• The creation and use of services and related products, which respond to basic needs and bring a better quality of life while minimising the use of natural resources and toxic materials as well as the emissions of waste and pollutants over the life cycle of the service or product so as not to jeopardise the needs of future generation MTS RE/SCP GE
  24. 24. Life-cycle approach MTS RE/SCP GE
  25. 25. Resource EfficiencyMedium Term Strategy SCP Activities Green Economy Tools
  26. 26. Green Economy• A Green Economy is one that results in increased human well-being & social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks & ecological scarcities.• A Green Economy is one whose growth of income and jobs is driven by investments that reduce carbon emissions and pollution, enhance efficiency and sustain biodiversity and ecosystem services. MTS RE/SCP Activities GE
  27. 27. UNEP’s Green Economy Report• Investing or reallocating just 2% of global GDP in 10 key sectors can kick-start a transition to a low-carbon, resource-efficient economy. MTS RE/SCP Activities GE
  28. 28. BAU vs Green Economy Scenario Green Scenario 2 % of GDP or 1.3 trillion USD per year invested in greeningBusiness as Usual 10 key sectors from 2010-2050.Current trends assumedto continue with 2% of GDP Policies adopted to help reduce harmfulper year allocated in a BAU CO2 emissions andacross 10 key sectors from subsidies, and2010-2050. incentives created to increase investments, i.e., inPolicies continue to natural capital andsupport investment in non- energy efficiency.greeninfrastructure, harmfulfossil fuel and fishingsubsidies, etc. MTS RE/SCP Activities GE
  29. 29. BAU vs Green Economy Scenario MTS RE/SCP Activities GE
  30. 30. Enabling Conditions• Innovative and imaginative public policies create incentives for markets and direct private sector investment. Prioritize green investments Taxation, Regulatory Capacity-building, Smart market International frameworks Training mechanisms Governance MTS RE/SCP Activities GE
  31. 31. How to keep balance?MORE Green Growth Pollution Social Progress Energy Use Environmental Wasteful conservation consumption LESS
  32. 32. Thank youDr. Stefanos Fotioustefanos.fotiou@unep.org

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