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The Sustainable Consumption and Production Project

The Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) project is a three-year project funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety (BMU) as part of their International Climate Initiative (IKI) to establish low carbon consumption and production.

Through an ambitious regional response to climate change under WWF Germany, the project aims to support the project partner countries’ (Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines: SCP-TIP) implementation and integration of SCP principles in politics, private businesses and civil society as a means for living up to their national climate strategies.

Aligned with the United Nations’ 10-year framework of programmes on sustainable consumption and production patterns (10YFP), the project provides tailored assistance to varying country-specific thematic priorities in the three piloted countries. Activities in Thailand focus on the agricultural and forestry sector in spurring mitigation strategies, with specific focus on the supply chain of maize and food production. Indonesia similarly looks towards the agricultural sector, but with emphasis on palm-oil production. In the Philippines, the project emphasizes on harnessing low emission strategies on the tourism sector within the food service industry.

What We Do


Given that the agricultural sector, production and consumption of food is among the major contributors to global warming and impacts on the ecosystem, therefore it can potentially mitigate GHG emissions through the promotion and integration of sustainable consumption and production (SCP) principle into the government policies, business and consumer practices. Consumer preference and demands have direct influence on business and government decision, leading to more sustainable products innovations and policies.

The project goal is to ensure that the SCP principles will be integrated and embedded in policies or strategies of the government and business sector, and consumer behavior in order to achieve GHG emission reductions and increasing sustainable development in the agricultural and forestry sectors.

Our project’s reinvestment in the agricultural and forestry sector alongside national governments and relevant key stakeholders will take the lead in forging a green path towards the prioritization and governance of a healthy ecosystem.

Project Timeline

May 2017 - Present

Project Launch, 05/07/17
The Sustainable Consumption and Production project kicks-off with a workshop that aims to bring together the implementation and establishment of SCP principles across Thailand's key stakeholders.
Sustainability Assessment Seminar, 30/07/17
The Sustainability Assessment of Food and Agriculture Seminar was held aiming to highlight problems within Thailand's food chain system across four dimensions of sustainability.
Project Consultation, 20/10/17
The first Implementation Agencies Consultation Workshop was held in facilitation of roundtable discussions and identification of opportunities for future cooperation on SCP implementation in Thailand.
Study Review, 29/11/17
A project study review was conducted alongside Thailand Environmental Institute's (TEI) research on the Maize supply chain.
Chiang Mai Farmers' Workshop, 11/17
Project organizes first collaborative capacity building workshop for smallholder farmers and local communities, which aims at promoting sustainable production practices and the implementation of SCP as a solution model in Chiang Mai. The workshops are held on a monthly basis.
Partnership Initiative, 08/02/18
Project signs Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with five Thai organizations in Chiang Mai to boost sustainable farming practices in Northern Thailand.
Partnership Initiative, 20/02/18
Project signs Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Nan Organic Agricultural Network (NON), Central Group and Tops Supermarket to strengthen collaboration on environmental conservation and protection of headwater streams in Nan.
Nan Farmers' Workshop, 03/18
Project organizes first collaborative capacity building workshop for smallholder farmers and local communities, which aims at promoting sustainable production practices and the implementation of SCP as a solution model in Nan. The workshops are held on a monthly basis.
SDGs Workshop, 13/03/18
Project advances priority efforts on Sustainable Development Goals to address critical role of biodiversity and need for sustainable management of agricultural ecosystems in Chiang Mai.
Identification of Policy Instruments, 29/06/18
A capacity building workshop towards the development of mitigation strategies and measures for SCP within agricultural sectors in Chiang Mai was held alongside Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) Foundation and local agricultural experts.
Launch of Eat Better campaign, 02/07/18
Project launches consumer campaign, Eat Better, as an awareness-raising initiative to ramp up social momentum towards sustainable food system through the promotion of responsible consumption for consumers.
Launch of FLR349, 27/09/18
Project launches forest restoration model in Chiang Mai, which will serve as a model for the protection and restoration of degraded headwater ecosystems.
Promotion of Policy Instruments, 25/02/19
In partnership with Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) Foundation, the project presents mitigation strategies and measures to achieve deforested-free food supply chain as recommendations to key representatives of supporting government ministries, civil society organizations, and private sectors.
FLR349 expands forest restoration area, 05/19
FLR349 further expands forest plantation area into Baan Tub sub district of Mae Chaem, with the Royal Forest Department and Baan Tub municipality also establishing a plan to reconstruct degraded forest areas near two key watershed areas in accordance to the Land Administration committee's policy of the Ministry of Natural Resource and Environment. The reconstruction plan aims to gather 1,600 families across 16,000 rai of land into the funding scheme. It is expected that up to 45,000 rai of degraded forest lands will be restored.
FLR349 expands reforestation initiative, 08/19
The FLR349’s reforestation initiative commences with the plantation of cocoa plants alongside 35 farmers over an area of 100 rai (approximately 40 acres) in Baan Nongha community in Bua Yai, Na Noi district.
Second MoU Signed, 11/10/19
A second Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between and Ban Thap sub- district administrative organisations and local smallholders to commit to the FLR349 fund reforestation model, with WWF Thailand acting as a witness.
Jing Jai farmers market MoU signed- 31/01/20
FLR349 Fund join forces with the Central Group and the Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives to create a market place and promote organic markets in order to build incentives in farmers to move away from forest encroaching monoculture farming towards “Three Forest, Four Benefits,” with the aim of restoring the local food system as a result.

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