United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), The Open University
Starting on April 29 2019, UN Environment and Open University are offering a Massive Open Online Course on Marine Litter with a two-week Leadership Track and an eight-week Expert Track. The MOOC on marine litter strives to teach students through action-oriented learning how they can apply successful and inspiring activities to their own local context, regardless of their profession or location. The course will present different options and tools to combat marine pollution.
United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
From 29 April –21 June 2019, UNITAR and UN Environment are offering the e-course, Introduction to Sustainable Consumption and Production in Africa. The course is designed to assist policymakers in Africa in developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating policies supporting a transition towards Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP).
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), One Planet, International Resource Panel (IRP)
The Sustainable Consumption and Production Hotspots Analysis Tool, is an online application that analyses the environmental and socio-economic performance of 171 countries over the past 25 years to provide scientific evidence of areas where improvement can be made.
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
On 12 March (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CET), the UN Environment Consumer Information Programme is holding a webinar to launch "‘Ready to Drive the Market" report, which will showcase the results of the initial application of the Guidelines for Providing Product Sustainability Information with 28 companies and standard-setting organizations.
On 13 December 2018 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CET), the Consumer Information Programme is holding a webinar entitled, "Shout it Out: Communicating Products' Social Impacts". The webinar will launch the new white paper from UN Environment, the European Commission's Joint Research Centre and New Earth that explores how businesses can assessing and communicating their social and environmental performance to consumers.
The greening of industries is increasingly recognized as key to economic competitiveness and sustainable growth for both countries and businesses. What policies help drive green industry? What sectors have the most to gain from greener industrial practices? How can governments administratively and politically manage the green industrial transition, while minimizing potential negative impacts on the economy and workers? What are national examples of successful green structural change?
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), International Trade Centre (ITC)
The Guidelines for Providing Product Sustainability Information offer value chain and public sector professionals clear guidance on making effective, trustworthy claims to consumers, on product-related sustainability information.