Emmanuel Prinet, Vanessa Timmer and Bill Rees are taking part in the UN Commission on Sustainable Development meeting (2-14 May 2010), which includes a focus on sustainable consumption and production (SCP). Emmanuel is the official nongovernmental organization (NGO) representative on the Canadian delegation. He and Vanessa are engaged in shaping the NGO position on SCP, and Vanessa is presenting in the inter-governmental plenary on behalf of the NGOs in the Interlinkages dialogue. Bill Rees is part of a high-level expert workshop on the green economy and sustainability with the UN Division on Sustainable Development. Bill is also speaking at the United Nations as part of a Side Event which One Earth is co-hosting on “Eco-footprints and Solid Waste: Making tracks to achieve sustainable patterns of production and consumption” with the Worldwatch Institute, UN-Habitat and UNEP.
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One Earth is mapping the actors and networks who are working on elements of the sustainable consumption and production (SCP) issues — or the system as a whole. This project is funded by Industry Canada and is an input to the upcoming 2nd North American meeting on SCP. Contact: Emmanuel Prinet.
One Earth’s Emmanuel Prinet and Bill Rees present their latest work at the SCORAI (Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative) conference at Clark University on October 15-17. Emmanuel presented “Advancing Sustainable Household Consumption: Insights for Effective Policy Development” and Bill spoke about “What’s Blocking Sustainability? Human Nature, Cognition and Denial.” SCORAI explores sustainable consumption and the impact of changing individual household patterns, bringing together top academics and practitioners from the US and Canada. A central conclusion was that because of the scale and the urgency of the changes needed, households cannot significantly advance sustainable consumption on their own, but require systemic solutions and coordinated actions by many stakeholders, including grassroots initiatives, institutional changes, government policies, and political reforms.
The Canadian Centre for Pollution Prevention (C2P2) held its 12th Canadian Pollution Prevention Roundtable in Edmonton, Alberta, on June 11th and 12th, 2008. The goal of the roundtable is to bring together the strongest pool of Canadian pollution prevention expertise, exchange information and discuss pollution prevention and sustainable consumption in Canada. Emmanuel will be giving a presentation on “Taking inspiration from the European Union, and moving forward on SCP in Canada”. His talk will be followed by the projection of two short videos on Malmö and Vancouver.
In October, One Earth’s Emmanuel Prinet participated in the international conference “Towards a General Framework for Action on Sustainable Consumption” in Montreal, organized by Fondation Claude-Masse. NGOs, academics and government agencies shared the most up-to-date knowledge on sustainable consumption, and informed each other of initiatives in North America and Europe to minimize environmental impacts; and to encourage sustainable consumption by consumers and economic players.
Emmanuel gave a Guest Expert seminar about cities working towards sustainability in Europe at the Sustainable Building Centre in Vancouver, February 2007. He showed the videos of best practices in Sweden, Germany and the UK that he produced as part of the Sustainability Productions video series, partnered with One Earth. This event was sponsored by Light House Sustainable Building Centre and Cascadia Green Building Council. For more information, see the seminar announcement.