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Sustainable Market Actors for Responsible Trade

Objective

This Project aims to address an increasingly pressing global challenge: How to achieve the EU’s development goals and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, while meeting the global target of staying within two degrees global warming and avoid transgressing other planetary boundaries.

EU policies must align with sustainable development goals (Article 11 TFEU). The impacts of climate change and global loss of natural habitat undermine the progress achieved by pursuing the Millennium Development Goals and threaten the realisation of EU development policy goals.

Our focus is the role of EU’s public and private market actors. They have a high level of interaction with actors in emerging and developing economies, and are therefore crucial to achieving the EU’s development goals. However, science does not yet cater for insights in how the regulatory environment influences their decision-making, nor in how we can stimulate them to make development-friendly, environmentally and socially sustainable decisions.

Comprehensive, ground-breaking research is necessary into the regulatory complexity in which EU private and public market actors operate, in particular concerning their interactions with private and public actors in developing countries.

Our Consortium, leading experts in law, economics, and applied environmental and social science, is able to analyse this regulatory complexity in a transdisciplinary and comprehensive perspective, both on an overarching level and in depth, in the form of specific product life-cycles: ready-made garments and mobile phones. We bring significant new evidence-based insights into the factors that enable or hinder coherence in EU development policy; we will advance the understanding of how development concerns can be successfully integrated in non-development policies and regulations concerning market actors; and we provide tools for improved PCD impact assessment as well as for better corporate sustainability assessment.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/mobile phone
  • /social sciences/law
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development

Call for proposal

H2020-INT-SOCIETY-2015
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Address
Problemveien 5-7
0313 Oslo
Norway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 158 099

Participants (24)

CICERO SENTER KLIMAFORSKNING STIFTELSE
Norway
EU contribution
€ 349 233
Address
Gaustadallèen 21
0349 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITEIT NYENRODE BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 145 777
Address
Straatweg 25
3621 BG Breukelen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
COPENHAGEN BUSINESS SCHOOL
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 42 731
Address
Solbjerg Plads 3
2000 Frederiksberg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT JAUME I DE CASTELLON
Spain
EU contribution
€ 229 247
Address
Avenida Vicent Sos Baynat S/n
12006 Castellon De La Plana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
POLSKI INSTYTUT PRAW CZLOWIEKA I BIZNESU - PIHRB
Poland
EU contribution
€ 20 375
Address
Ul. Mireckiego 25 Lok 36
42208 Czestochowa
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF GHANA
Ghana
EU contribution
€ 11 756
Address
.
N/A Legon Accra
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTYTUT ALLERHANDA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 10 000
Address
Ul. Plac Sikorskiego 2/7
31 115 Krakow
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 52 334
Address
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 93 663
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Universitetsvagen 10
10691 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Australia
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Churchill Avenue Sandy Bay
7001 Hobart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CITY UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
Hong Kong
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Tat Chee Avenue, Kow Loon
Hong Kong
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NORCE NORWEGIAN RESEARCH CENTRE AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 66 630
Address
Nygardsgaten 112
5838 Bergen
Activity type
Research Organisations
SHANGHAI JIAO TONG UNIVERSITY
China
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Huashan Road 1954
200030 Shanghai
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FORSKNINGSSTIFTELSEN FAFO
Norway
EU contribution
€ 195 153
Address
Borggata 2B
0608 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
TURUN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Yliopistonmaki
20014 Turku
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DEAKIN UNIVERSITY
Australia
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
1 Gheringhap Street
3220 Geelong Victoria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SASSARI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Piazza Universita 21
07100 Sassari
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TAX JUSTICE NETWORK LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 30 000
Address
38 Stanley Avenue
HP5 2JG Chesham Buckinghamshire
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERZITA KOMENSKEHO V BRATISLAVE
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Safarikovo Nam 6
814 99 Bratislava
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BGMEA INSTITUTE OF FASHION & TECHNOLOGY
Bangladesh
EU contribution
€ 86 212
Address
Uttara Model Town 5 Sector 7 Sr Tower 105 3Rd Floor
1230 Dhaka
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments