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.
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.
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
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
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
The degree of potential involvement ofCSOs Source: action-town.eu Sustainability Summit
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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