CEPS Project

Mainstreaming coherent and effective sustainable consumption and production policies, including through circular economy models

Best practices and recommendations

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CEPS is supporting through a partnership the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in implementing the project ‘Mainstreaming coherent and effective sustainable consumption and production policies, including through circular economy models: Best practices and recommendations’ in the pan-European (including Eastern Europe and Central Asia) and North America (US and Canada) regions. The project is conducted in the context of the implementation of Resolution 1 on Innovative Pathways to achieve Sustainable Consumption and Production (UNEP/EA.4/Res. 1) and will result in recommendations for consideration at the fifth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly in February 2021.

The objective of this project is to research and present existing best practices and their impact related to designing sustainable products and services and existing coherent product-policies, in order to help Member States to promote and support the development of relevant national plans and policies, sustainable development strategies and sector policies to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation and primary resource consumption, as well as innovative sustainable business models.

The project will build on science-based knowledge provided by a range of actors of the value chain, and will provide recommendations on the potential of designing products and services in a sustainable manner and of coherent product-policies to support the transition to sustainable consumption and production. These recommendations will be disseminated among Member States to inform UNEA 5 discussions.

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Vasileios Rizos

Research Fellow and Head of Sustainable Resources and Circular Economy

+32 (0)2 229 39 74

Jorge Núñez Ferrer

Senior Research Fellow

+32 (0)2 229 39 11

Cristian Stroia

Researcher

+32 (0)2 229 39 30

Monica Alessi

Programme Manager

+32 472 721868

Julie Bryhn

Researcher

+32 (0)2 229 39 85