Friday | 22 Jan 2021

Call for Sustainable Design Practices of Products or Services

Share with us your innovative design practice aimed at minimizing harmful environmental impacts along the lifecycle of products
   

As part of the project for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) ‘Mainstreaming coherent and effective sustainable consumption and production policies, including through circular economy models: Best practices and recommendations’, CEPS is currently collecting cases of innovative design practices implemented by organisations in the pan-European (including Eastern Europe and Central Asia) and North America (US and Canada) regions.

Case studies will support the development of recommendations for consideration at the fifth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly in 2021. Discussions during this high-level decision-making body will focus on how to promote sustainable patterns of consumption and production.

Approved case studies showcasing innovative design thinking will be disseminated via the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) global channels. This will provide visibility opportunities for leading practitioners willing to share their design story.

What we are looking for:

  • Good practices of sustainable (rethinking of) design of products, which minimize harmful environmental impacts along the product lifecycle
  • Cases within resource-intensive sectors, such as plastics, textiles, buildings & construction and food are particularly welcome, but other sectors will also be considered

Participation is open for:

  • Businesses, including SMEs.
  • Public entities at local, national and/or regional levels,
  • Civil society
  • Academia.

How to submit your innovative design practice

Complete our template to describe your good design practices by Tuesday, 15 December 2020.

Download the template as an MS Word document (click here to download) and return by email to julie.bryhn@ceps.eu

The collection of case studies takes place as part of the project for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) ‘Mainstreaming coherent and effective sustainable consumption and production policies, including through circular economy models: Best practices and recommendations’. As the implementing partner for Europe, Central Asia and North America, CEPS collects information on innovative design practices and coherent product policy frameworks in these regions.