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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.
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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)

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CICERO SENTER KLIMAFORSKNING STIFTELSE

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 349 233

UNIVERSITEIT NYENRODE BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 145 777

COPENHAGEN BUSINESS SCHOOL

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 42 731

UNIVERSITAT JAUME I DE CASTELLON

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 229 247

POLSKI INSTYTUT PRAW CZLOWIEKA I BIZNESU - PIHRB

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 20 375

UNIVERSITY OF GHANA

Ghana

EU Contribution

€ 11 756

INSTYTUT ALLERHANDA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 10 000

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 52 334

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 93 663

STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA

Australia

CITY UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

Hong Kong

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

NORUT NORTHERN RESEARCH INSTITUTE AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 66 630

SHANGHAI JIAO TONG UNIVERSITY

China

FORSKNINGSSTIFTELSEN FAFO

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 195 153

TURUN YLIOPISTO

Finland

DEAKIN UNIVERSITY

Australia

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SASSARI

Italy

TAX JUSTICE NETWORK LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 30 000

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK

Ireland

UNIVERZITA KOMENSKEHO V BRATISLAVE

Slovakia

AARHUS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

BGMEA INSTITUTE OF FASHION & TECHNOLOGY

Bangladesh

EU Contribution

€ 86 212

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 693642

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 March 2016

  • End date

    29 February 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.6.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 717 997,50

  • EU contribution

    € 2 491 210

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITETET I OSLO

Norway