Sustainable Consumption and Production
What is this about?
The Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP) provides scientific support to activities undertaken by UNEP and other organisations in the field of SCP. This support includes the development, testing, implementation and monitoring of concrete projects, especially in developing countries, which will enable these countries to leapfrog to sustainable consumption and production patterns using life cycle thinking and regional perspectives as guiding principles.
In this respect the Centre supports the integration of environmental, social and cultural concerns into decision making at the level of national governments, regional and local authorities, the private sector, and consumer groups.
The Centre works on the exchange of experiences with partners in both developing and developed countries, with support for capacity building and training approaches as an integral part of its programmes.
The Idea Factory: How it began
The CSCP Idea Factory is a regular meeting of the members of the CSCP team, where new ideas are brainstormed. One of these ideas was to create an interactive Book where experts and other interested people can contribute.
The Book: Short background information
The future book is intended to be for the interested reader. No technical background is necessary, but it might be helpful in some parts.
How you can contribute
If you are an expert on any of the subjects below or have a very keen interest, please
feel free to contribute. You can do so by adding articles, article titles that might
spark ideas or even just some ideas, like keywords or titles of interesting studies that
you have read.
Sustainable Consumption and Production: The Book
Chapter 1: Introduction
From policy to practice
What is Sustainable Consumption and Production?
Chapter 2: Sustainable Consumption and Production for National and Local Development
Capacity building to tackle national and local development needs
Chapter 3: Changing Individual and Institutional Patterns of Consumption
Innovative strategies to promote sustainable lifestyles
Chapter 4: Encouraging Responsible Industrial Development
Support for enterprises to undertake corporate environmental and social responsibility