The Global Research Forum on Sustainable Production and Consumption brings together individuals and organizations engaged in research and its applications on the transition towards sustainable production/consumption systems from various regions of the world. It builds on a 20+ year research tradition on sustainable consumption and production (SCP) by numerous researchers, institutes, and networks around the world, and on many successful attempts to apply research findings into policy, civil society, and business.

This workshop began the process of assessing progress on knowledge creation and practice in the field of sustainable production and consumption, especially in the context of the current discussions on the “Green Economy”. The workshop included a dialogue between knowledge producers/researchers and knowledge users – practitioners, advocates, educators, and policy makers. In addition, it will bring regional perspectives from North America, Europe, Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America, through its partnering programmes and organizations.

The workshop was organized by the Global Research Forum on SPC, involving a range of research organizations and knowledge networks. The Global Research Forum is endorsed by the following organizations:

  • Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative (SCORAI), USA
  • One Earth Initiative Society, Canada
  • Integrative Strategies Forum, USA
  • Asia Pacific Roundtable for SCP, Philippines
  • Clark University, USA
  • Copenhagen Resource Institute, Denmark
  • European Roundtable on SCP,
  • European Topic Center on SCP
  • European Environmental Agency
  • Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) Japan
  • Smart CSOs Initiative
  • Society in Action Group, India
  • Sustainable Europe Research Institute, Germany
  • Tellus Institute, USA
  • UNEP/Wuppertal Institute Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production, Germany
  • Gaiasoft, United Kingdom
  • Vitae Civilis, Brazil
  • Green Liberty, Latvia
  • Greening of Industry Network
  • PERL (The Partnership for Education and Research about Responsible Living), Norway
  • UFRRJ – Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro – Brazil
  • ESPM Rio de Janeiro
  • Asian Institute of Technology
  • National University of Singapore
  • Munasinghe Institute for Development –MIND
  • Centre for Environment and Development, Sri Lanka
  • UNENGO “MAMA-86”, Ukraine
  • UNEP
  • International Environment Forum

Contacts: Philip Vergragt (SCORAI and Tellus Institute) (pvergragt (at) tellus (dot) org); Jeffrey Barber, Integrated Strategies Forum; Sylvia Lorek, SERI; Fatima Portilho, local organizer; Lewis Akenji, IGES.


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