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The Sustainable Consumption and Production Project
The Sustainable Consumption and Production is a project funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV) as part of their International Climate Initiative (IKI) to establish low carbon consumption and production.
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.
Originally a 3 year project, Phase I of the SCP project ran from 2018 - 2021. Through an ambitious regional response to climate change under WWF Germany, the project aimed 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 provided tailored assistance to varying country-specific thematic priorities in the three piloted countries. Activities in Thailand focused on the agricultural and forestry sector in spurring mitigation strategies, with specific focus on the supply chain of maize and food production. Indonesia similarly looked towards the agricultural sector, but with emphasis on palm-oil production. In the Philippines, the project emphasized on harnessing low emission strategies on the tourism sector within the food service industry.
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2021 saw the conclusion of Phase I of the SCP project, with Phase 2 beginning in 2022, and will run to 2026. Continuing on from the work completed in Phase I, in Phase II the project aims to reduce emissions and increase adaptation and resilience to climate change through the implementation of complementary interventions that focus on connecting sustainable production to consumption to transform elements and behaviours in the food system, the agri-food sector.
In Phase II the project seeks to transform the Thailand food system through focus on work with 5 groups.
- Consumers – distribution of reliable information, impactful campaigns, and interactive learning activities to foster low carbon consumption choices
- Businesses – guidance on adopting low-carbon SCP strategies, sourcing policies, operational practices, and innovative uptake
- Government entities – policy advisement based on showcased solutions and best practices, promotion of inclusive decision making involving all stakeholders
- Local communities and smallholder farmers – collaborative projects to transition towards nature positive agriculture practices in selected landscapes.
- Women & vulnerable groups – programs to promote gender equality and inclusivity, accessing resource access disparities, and integrating gender sensitive communications efforts
May 2017 - Present
Partnerships play a key role in WWF-SCP's efforts to influence the course of our sustainability work.