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. http://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”[…]

Special issue on Linking Local Consumption and Global Impacts

Reid Lifset from Yale University shared the following special issue with us that links clocal consumption to global impacts: Dear SCORAI-ites In a new special issue, “Linking Local Consumption and Global Impacts,” Yale’s Journal of Industrial Ecology examines the virtual shrinking of distances between places — arising because of trade, telecommunication and travel — and Read more about Special issue on Linking Local Consumption and Global Impacts[…]

Is sustainable consumption compatible with increasing the income among the poor and the middle class?

I recently attended a workshop convened by the Urban Sustainability Directors Network, USDN, on the topic of sustainable consumption. One of the issues that repeatedly came up was how to address income inequality while also promoting sustainable consumption. To pursue either of these two big questions is a big undertaking already, but the two together Read more about Is sustainable consumption compatible with increasing the income among the poor and the middle class?[…]

15 Marie Curie ITN PhD positions on Circular Economy Research ‘Circ€uit’ (deadline – 15 August 2016)

Arnold Tukker shared the following announcement for 15 open PhD positions with us on our mailing list. You’re invited to have a look at . Dear SCORAI colleague, An international consortium led by Leiden University-CML, collaborating with partners such as the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and major industries, recently won an EU Marie Curie Innovative Training Network Read more about 15 Marie Curie ITN PhD positions on Circular Economy Research ‘Circ€uit’ (deadline – 15 August 2016)[…]