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Opening_CSOPlatform_Tunçer

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  1. 1. Presented by: Burcu Tunçer UNEP / Wuppertal Institute collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production Civil Society Platform on SCP Background and Latest developments
  2. 2. <ul><li>Why sustainable consumption & production? </li></ul><ul><li>The key role of the civil society towards SCP </li></ul><ul><li>CSO Platform on SCP Project </li></ul><ul><li>Action Town - Research and Action for SCP Project </li></ul>Why sustainable consumption & production?
  3. 3. Consumption and production systems have gone global.
  4. 4. Global production and consumption systems fail to achieve fair distribution of resources.
  5. 5. Global production and consumption systems are not mindful of planetary limits. “ ... there is a direct link between the financial crisis and the ecological crisis. To the extent that ecological limits restrict the growth rates of earnings, stock prices will fall.” Carsten Henningsen, co-founder of the global sustainability fund Portfolio 21.
  6. 6. Sustainable consumption and production approaches let us mind the planetary limits Source: Adapted from Wuppertal Institute, Fair Future Resource-efficient consumption & shift to sustainable lifestyles Development through leapfrogging high-impact consumption patterns Countries with high footprint per capita Countries with low footprint per capita Time Per capita consumption (no. of planets) 1
  7. 7. <ul><li>Why sustainable consumption & production? </li></ul><ul><li>The key role of the civil society towards SCP </li></ul><ul><li>CSO Platform on SCP Project </li></ul><ul><li>Action Town - Research and Action for SCP Project </li></ul>The key role of the civil society
  8. 8. Who is the civil society? Academia/Research Institution Activist Group Charity Policy Institution Club Not-For-Profit Organisation NGO Community Organisation Foundation Environmental NGO Youth Group Cultural/Ethnic/Gender Group Cooperative Consumers Association/Organisation Trade Union Support Group Religious Organisation Professional Association Private Voluntary Organisation Any legal entity that is non-governmental, not-for-profit, not representing commercial interest and pursuing a common purpose in the public interest.
  9. 9. Civil society is part of the triangle of change Government Business Civil Society “ Participation of all actors in society is needed to achieve sustainable consumption and production . None of these actors can change unsustainable patterns alone, but together they can form a so-called triange of change . Actors are ready to change their behaviour if they know that others are doing their bit.“ UK Sustainable Consumption Roundtable, 2006
  10. 10. <ul><li>Why sustainable consumption & production? </li></ul><ul><li>The key role of the civil society towards SCP </li></ul><ul><li>CSO Platform on SCP Project </li></ul><ul><li>Action Town - Research and Action for SCP Project </li></ul>CSO Platform on SCP Project objectives & latest developments
  11. 11. Project objectives <ul><li>Identify and discuss trends, impacts, drivers of consumption patterns within three impact areas ; </li></ul><ul><li>Identify and discuss actions within policy implementation and innovation, sustainable technologies, funding for SCP, and creative instruments for behaviour change; </li></ul><ul><li>Draw and discuss conclusions for future research agenda from the perspective of civil society’s needs; </li></ul><ul><li>Develop perspectives with the EC, EEA and other European organisations regarding the action plans and implementation processes; </li></ul><ul><li>Provide an online platform for fostering dialogue. </li></ul>Pictures from Wikimedia commons .
  12. 12. The challenge of Sustainable Consumption & Production Focus on food&drink, mobility and housing: Together these impact areas account for approximately 70-80% of environmental impacts arising from all products over their life cycles. Impact categories thereby range from global warming, acidification, photochemical ozone formation to eutrophication.* Housing Food & Drink Mobility Others *Source: EIPRO Study 2006, NAMEA Study 2006, WI 1998
  13. 13. Project Partners and Their Focus Areas <ul><li>Focus area housing </li></ul>CfSD <ul><li>Focus are food and drink </li></ul>CSCP <ul><li>Focus area mobility </li></ul>REC
  14. 14. Project objectives <ul><li>Identify and discuss trends, impacts, drivers of consumption patterns within three impact areas ; </li></ul><ul><li>Identify and discuss actions within policy implementation and innovation, sustainable technologies, funding for SCP, and creative instruments for behaviour change; </li></ul><ul><li>Draw and discuss conclusions for future research agenda from the perspective of civil society’s needs; </li></ul><ul><li>Develop perspectives with the EC, EEA and other European organisations regarding the action plans and implementation processes; </li></ul><ul><li>Provide an online platform for fostering dialogue. </li></ul>Pictures from Wikimedia commons .
  15. 15. Sustainable consumption and production approaches for effective CSO action <ul><li>Support for development and uptake of sustainable technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Research & Dissemination </li></ul><ul><li>Awareness raising & campaigning </li></ul><ul><li>Independent monitoring </li></ul><ul><li>Creative approaches </li></ul><ul><li>Theatre, concerts, films, celebrity events e.g. The Story of Stuff, Al Gore </li></ul><ul><li>Websites e.g. onedidit </li></ul><ul><li>Art, photography, design, sculpture e.g. the WEEE man </li></ul><ul><li>Booklets/books e.g. Change the World for a Fiver </li></ul><ul><li>Contribution to Public Policy Implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Take part in implementation of the SCP agenda </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor & campaign </li></ul><ul><li>Suggesting new generation policy instruments beyond informative instruments to address behavior change. </li></ul>Photos: Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons Gary Bridgman GNU Free Documentation License, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Overhead-View-Potter-at-her-wheel.JPG Ingvar Kjøllesdal, (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0,), http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Paint_on_hands.jpg
  16. 16. Project objectives <ul><li>Identify and discuss trends, impacts, drivers of consumption patterns within three impact areas ; </li></ul><ul><li>Identify and discuss actions within policy implementation and innovation, sustainable technologies, funding for SCP, and creative instruments for behaviour change; </li></ul><ul><li>Draw and discuss conclusions for future research agenda from the perspective of civil society’s needs; </li></ul><ul><li>Develop perspectives with the EC, EEA and other European organisations regarding the action plans and implementation processes; </li></ul><ul><li>Provide an online platform for fostering dialogue. </li></ul>Pictures from Wikimedia commons .
  17. 17. Project timetable Online platform Event 3 Event 4 Event 1 Event 2 Strategy Workshop with policy makers Closing Conference in Brussels Launch Conference in Szentendre Food Housing Mobility SCP Baseline Report Discovery section “ get-involved” section Month 1 Month 4 Month 14 Month 8 Dialogue & Action Platform for SCP conference in Wuppertal
  18. 18. Project objectives <ul><li>Identify and discuss trends, impacts, drivers of consumption patterns within three impact areas ; </li></ul><ul><li>Identify and discuss actions within policy implementation and innovation, sustainable technologies, funding for SCP, and creative instruments for behaviour change; </li></ul><ul><li>Draw and discuss conclusions for future research agenda from the perspective of civil society’s needs; </li></ul><ul><li>Develop perspectives with the EC, EEA and other European organisations regarding the action plans and implementation processes; </li></ul><ul><li>Provide an online platform for fostering dialogue. </li></ul>Pictures from Wikimedia commons .
  19. 19. www.scp-dialogue.net
  20. 20. Recent developments: The Ning application <ul><li>Social network: http://csoplatform.ning.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone interested in SCP is welcome to join! </li></ul><ul><li>The purpose of the application is to network especially with other CSOs, share information and ideas and announce up-coming events. </li></ul><ul><li>The application contains for example a discussion forum, and possibilities for sharing videos, photos and blogs. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Back-up
  22. 22. A key partner towards SCP Business Consumers Academia Policy makers Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) <ul><li>Evidence base for priority setting </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring of policies through indicators </li></ul><ul><li>Partnerships for sustainable technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring of actions </li></ul><ul><li>Information & awareness raising </li></ul><ul><li>Creative instruments for behavioral change </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor & encourage policy implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Partnerships for policy innovation </li></ul>
  23. 23. The challenge of Sustainable Consumption & Production Source: adopted from WWF 2005 Human Development Index Ecological Footprint per person Sustainable Development High demand on biosphere per person High demand on biosphere per person Low human development Within carrying capacity Low human development Minimum acceptable level of Human Development World average biocapacity available per person “ Developed Countries” “ Developing Countries” traditional How can we consume and produce with fair share of resources? leap frogging
  24. 24. The challenge of Sustainable Consumption & Production Ecological Footprint by Region 2001 Source: WWF 2005 Western and Central Eastern Europe Consuming beyond planetary limits
  25. 25. Project partners and advisory board members <ul><li>Regional Environment Centre (REC) </li></ul><ul><li>UNEP/Wuppertal Institute Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP) </li></ul><ul><li>Centre for Sustainable Design (CfSD) </li></ul><ul><li>Bjarne Pedersen, Consumers International, London </li></ul><ul><li>Lars Mortensen, European Environment Agency, Copenhagen </li></ul><ul><li>Prof. Sandor Kerekes, Corvinus University </li></ul><ul><li>Andrzej Kassenberg, Institute for Sustainable Development, Warsaw </li></ul>Project Partners Advisory Board
  26. 26. Addressing policy implementation gap & need for policy innovation <ul><li>Policy and practical implementation of the SCP agenda has been slow. </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring of implementation needs to be strengthened. </li></ul><ul><li>New generation policy instruments beyond informative instruments are needed to address consumer behavior change. </li></ul><ul><li>International (e.g. within Marrakech Process more active engagement in NGO Platform); </li></ul><ul><li>Regional (e.g. within SCP Action Plan indicating at the need for innovative policy instruments to address consumer behavior change, monitoring implementation) </li></ul><ul><li>National (e.g. within National Action Plan development) </li></ul><ul><li>City (e.g. encouragement of GPP) </li></ul><ul><li>Community (e.g. eco-teams) </li></ul><ul><li>Individual/Citizen (e.g. awareness-raising on eco-labels) </li></ul>Civil society response at various levels:
  27. 27. Enhancing dissemination of sustainable technologies How can CSOs facilitate the uptake of sustainable technologies in the e.g. housing sector? Strategy 3: Collaboration / negotiation <ul><li>Media/member/contact promotion of positive (and negative?) cases of ST </li></ul><ul><li>Adding to indepenent info. measures, distribution and feedback – increasing understanding of ST </li></ul>Strategy 2 Awareness raising & campaigning <ul><li>Offering services to ST stakeholders – evaluation, consultation, research etc </li></ul><ul><li>Programmes promoting ST and behavioural change in implementation e.g. demonstrations </li></ul>Strategy 1 Research & Dissemination <ul><li>Joining stakeholder tasks/ dialogue on technology implementation, standards </li></ul><ul><li>Studying responses to technologies – social and technical performance </li></ul><ul><li>Collating contacts views and actions </li></ul>
  28. 28. Using creative instruments for behavioral change <ul><li>Events and Exhibitions </li></ul><ul><li>Art, photography, design, sculpture e.g. the WEEE man </li></ul><ul><li>Theatre, concerts, films, celebrity events e.g. The Story of Stuff, Al Gore </li></ul><ul><li>Advertising and Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Posters </li></ul><ul><li>Websites e.g. onedidit </li></ul><ul><li>Articles </li></ul><ul><li>Booklets/books e.g. Change the World for a Fiver </li></ul><ul><li>Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Games , online social networks </li></ul><ul><li>Community eco teams </li></ul><ul><li>Educational programmes from local traditions to support local and cultural aspects of SCP </li></ul>Photos: Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons Gary Bridgman GNU Free Documentation License, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Overhead-View-Potter-at-her-wheel.JPG Ingvar Kjøllesdal, (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0,), http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Paint_on_hands.jpg
  29. 29. Providing more funding for SCP e.g . UK Department for Environment and Rural Affairs ‘Environmental Action Fund’ for voluntary & community sector groups Finance e.g . WWF-Uniross partnership: Campaign on environmental benefits of re-chargeable batteries, and recycling batteries, Uniros fund several WWF initiatives especially those focused on SCP. Activities of CSOs Finance <ul><li>CSO-government partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>CSO-business partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Project related funding from foundations </li></ul><ul><li>Funding for innovation in communities (social innovation) </li></ul><ul><li>Self-Financing </li></ul><ul><li>Other? </li></ul>Sources of Finance
  30. 30. The challenge of Sustainable Consumption & Production Source: Wuppertal Institut e, 2005 Which growth path to follow?
  31. 31. Sustainable consumption and production aproaches can help fair share of resources Industrialised countries ~ 20% of ecological backpack ~ 80% of value added Developing countries ~ 80% of ecological backpack ~ 20% of value added End-of-life (reuse/recycle) Use Retail (sales) Production Sourcing core materials
  32. 32. Launch Conference and Dialogue series 1 in Szentendre Hungary Organised by REC, CSCP and CfSD on the 13th and 14th of October 2008, in Szentendre, Hungary NNN people from x different countries participated in the conference The conference programme contained presentations, panel discussions and dialogue series on food, housing and mobility. The dialogue series focused on trends, drivers and impacts in food, housing and mobility as well as possible CSO actions. A lot of new exciting ideas were generated and new friends made! picture picture

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