Green Action Fund 2017 winners announced
25 members in developing and transitional economies will receive a grant of £2,000 each to implement this year’s Green Action Fund campaigns.READ MORE
As consumers, we want to know that the products we buy and the services we choose are safe and do not jeopardise the livelihoods of supply chain workers, or future generations. We also want to live in a healthy environment, and have secure access to essential services like energy, water and sanitation. However, in order for consumers to make decisions which support a more sustainable lifestyle for all, they need access to education and clear, reliable information about sustainable consumption.
We co-lead the Consumer Information Programme for Sustainable Consumption and Production (CI-SCP), one of six programmes under the UN’s 10 Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (10YFP).
The programme supports the provision of quality information on goods and services, working with civil society, business and government.
Through the programme, we support projects on product design and durability, behavioural science, standards and labelling, digital communication tools and other initiatives to encourage and empower consumers to lead more sustainable lifestyles.
We co-lead the programme with the German and Indonesian environment ministries, in collaboration with UN Environment and supported by an expert multi-stakeholder advisory committee.
We also co-manage the 10YFP's Global SCP Clearinghouse, a one-stop hub to share information and knowledge around sustainable consumption, and trigger more global innovation and co-operation. Why not take a look, and even sign up and share your ideas and activities.
The Long View - Exploring Product Lifetime Extension
'The Long View', published by UN Environment, examines the durability of seven consumer products, from smartphones to fridges, and evidence for planned or premature obsolescence in wider consumer goods.
Guidelines for Providing Product Sustainability Information
The Guidelines, published by UN Environment, provide guidance and examples for companies (of all sizes and regions) to make effective, trustworthy claims to consumers, on product-related sustainability information.
Consuming Differently, Consuming Sustainably: Behavioural Insights for Policymaking
This report, published by UN Environment, looks at how strategies for encouraging behaviour change can improve policies for sustainable consumption.