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DELIBPROCESSSCP Report Summary

Project ID: 217784
Funded under: FP7-SIS
Country: Germany

Final Report Summary - DELIBPROCESSSCP (Identifying research needs and designing elements of deliberative processes on sustainable consumption and production in the demand areas food, housing and mobility)

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have a major role to play towards encouraging more sustainable consumption patterns. Governments and businesses alone cannot motivate sustainable lifestyles nor can they create the necessary supply and demand for environmentally friendly and fairly traded products. Given sufficient financial and human resources CSOs can work effectively at a number of different levels; from supporting grass roots community action to working at the EU and international levels, such as by contributing toward the UN Marrakech Process.

SCP implementation programmes and activities to date have tended to focus mainly on business and research initiatives and have not consistently involved civil society stakeholders. The CSO Platform on Sustainable Consumption and Production (DelibProcessSCP Project) aimed to address this gap by actively engaging CSOs to both identify research needs from their unique perspective and design elements of deliberative processes on sustainable consumption and production.

The project focused on the three demand areas of food, housing and mobility which have been identified as being responsible for some 70% of EU environmental impacts. During the conduct of the project, workshops were organised around each demand area to define trends, drivers and future actions. The overall process was framed by an opening and a closing conference. An online platform was also established to host an ongoing and open dialogue.

The UNEP / Wuppertal Institute Collaborating Centre for Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP, Germany) coordinated to project with support from the Centre for Sustainable Design (CfSD, United Kingdom) and the Regional Environmental Center (REC, Hungary) as partners. The project partners brought their extensive experience with both organising participatory stakeholder processes and bringing together political and academic stakeholders to work on sustainable consumption and production issues. The project was funded by the 7th Research Framework Programme of the European Union. More information is available on the project website www.scp-dialogue.net.

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UNEP/Wuppertal Institute Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP)
Germany
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