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December 2018
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), New Earth, European Commission
After increasingly assessing and communicating their environmental performances, companies have also started to give more attention to social impact assessment at product level – to gain additional insights, support internal decision making, and respond to enquiries from external stakeholders, including consumers and governments, regarding the sustainability of products. To encourage progress in this emerging field and inspire companies to ‘shout it out’, the Consumer Information Programme has issues this white paper to identify good practices of product-level social impact communication that can provide inspiration, and be built upon or replicated. It identifies relevant principles, criteria and means to communicate such impacts, including recommendations on integrating social impact communication with more well-established environmental impact communication tools.
October 2018
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
This preview of the OECD's "Global Material Resources Outlook to 2060" report sees global materials use rising to 167 Gigatonnes in 2060 from 90 Gigatonnes today as the world population soars to 10 billion people and average global income per capita rises to converge with the current OECD level of USD 40,000. It indicates that the biggest rises in resource consumption will be in minerals, including construction materials and metals, particularly in fast-growing developing economies.
October 2018
Circle Economy, City of Amsterdam, Copper8
Amsterdam Circular: Evaluation and action perspectives a comprehensive consolidation of insights from the practical implementation of 70+ circular projects in the circular City of Amsterdam and is validated by 100+ local businesses.
August 2018
UK Aid Direct, Economic Dialogue on Green Growth (EDGG)
This paper Triggering Green Transformation of the Private Sector Through Central Bank-led Initiatives: The role of Bangladesh Bank in mainstreaming green finance in Bangladesh presents a diagnostic assessment of the initiatives undertaken by Bangladesh's central bank to disburse green finance to the private sector. It also proposes a functional conceptualization of the term "green finance" for the national context and spells out a number of recommendations for triggering a green transformation of the private sector through central bank-led initiatives in Bangladesh.
May 2018
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
The concept of a circular economy and practice therefore merits close attention, as it can open new opportunities for trade and job creation, contribute to climate change mitigation and help reduce the costs of cleaning and scrapping in both developed and developing countries.
April 2018
Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP)
The Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) Working Group on Behavioural Insights has released the working paper, Changing Behaviours, Changing Policy: Evidence on behavioural insights for green growth. The paper outlines steps that decision makers can take to ensure effective planning of behavioural interventions for green growth and presents case studies on initiatives that aim to achieve behaviour change in two key areas: sustainable consumption and resource use.
March 2018
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

This report Leveraging the Smart Grid: The Effect of Real-Time Information on Consumer Decisions reviews the literature on the impact of real-time information provision on consumer decision-making.

March 2018
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
This report, Citizen-generated Evidence for a More Sustainable and Healthy Food System, sets out to integrate knowledge on citizen-generated evidence, especially as it pertains to citizen agency in support of sustainable diets and food security.
February 2018
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
The report OECD Companion to the Inventory of Support Measures for Fossil Fuels 2018 is concerned with policies that directly support the production or consumption of fossil fuels in OECD countries and in a selection of partner economies.
January 2018
The Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP)
The paper Cleaner, Smarter, Cheaper: Network Tariff Design for a Smart Future provides recommendations for network tariff design that will support the realisation of the European Union’s clean energy vision in a timely fashion, at least cost, and with an equitable distribution of the costs and benefits among consumers.

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