Consumers International runs and partners in projects
all over the world, to protect and empower people everywhere. Have
a look at what we've been doing.
Consumers in the global
North can have a real impact on the lives of the people who produce
what they put in their shopping baskets.
The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development 2012 is
also known as UNCSD2012, Rio+20 or Earth Summit 2012.
There is global
recognition that unsustainable patterns of consumption have social
and environmental impacts worldwide.
Recognising that energy is
of fundamental importance to public welfare and the well-being of
Consumers International has partnered with the
Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC) to enable CI members
in developing countries to raise awareness about sustainable
consumption, with an emphasis on environmental issues.
This EC-funded project helped to empower
municipalities to better serve their constituents in relation to
social and environmental rights.
The Rhoda Karpatkin (RK) Advocate Programme is a joint
initiative between CI and our US member Consumers Union (CU) to
provide training and experience to campaigning advocates from CI
member organisations in developing countries.
food-purchasing cooperatives in Ecuador, to personal finance
education in Tanzania, the Anne Fransen Fund has a mission to
advance the position of consumers in developing and transitional
economies, through capacity building and campaigning projects.