Call for Applications: UNEP/UNITAR e-learning course on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) in Africa

Ashwani Vasishth shared the following call for applications on our mailing list. We are happy to inform you that the pilot edition of the e-learning course “Introduction to Sustainable Consumption and Production in Africa” will take place from 5 September – 28 October 2016. A large number of fellowships for the course are available for policy-makers Read more about Call for Applications: UNEP/UNITAR e-learning course on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) in Africa[…]

Addressing Sustainable Consumption and Income Inequality

Maurie Cohen shared the following initiative on our mailing list that links and successfully addresses sustainable consumption and income inequality. Recent months have seen growing interest in the policy interface between sustainable consumption and income inequality. The business model operationalized by the Los Angeles restaurant Everytable offers some interesting insights. www.nytimes.com/2016/07/28/business/the-same-healthy-food-but-its-cheaper-across-town.html

Halina Brown: “Sustainable consumption and wellbeing on a modest carbon footprint: Penn South, an affordable urban community in New York City”

In my July 9 post, I proposed that one-way cities might ameliorate the detrimental effects of extreme income inequality, while also avoiding the inevitable increase in greenhouse gas emissions that accompanies higher income, is to provide affordable services and amenities. Affordable housing is a great place to start and it is an opportunity for municipalities Read more about Halina Brown: “Sustainable consumption and wellbeing on a modest carbon footprint: Penn South, an affordable urban community in New York City”[…]