Full Agenda


Global and Regional Research on Sustainable Consumption and Production Systems:
Achievements, Challenges and Dialogues

WORKSHOP PROGRAM – updated: 6 June version

June 13-15, 2012, Rio de Janeiro

Download a pdf of the program here: GRFSPC Program 12June12

Download pdfs of the workshop papers here: https://grfscp.wordpress.com/papers/

Venue: ESPM – Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing – Rio De Janeiro
Rua do Rosário, 90 Centro, 20041-002 – Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
Website: https://grfscp.wordpress.com

The Global Research Forum on Sustainable Consumption and Production brought together individuals and organizations engaged in research and its applications on the transition towards sustainable production/consumption systems from various regions of the world.

The two and a half-day workshop was divided between a focus on the production of SCP research and its communication and application in practice. The workshop was by invitation only with 70 participants, researchers and practitioners from various global regions.

GRF builds on a 20+ year research tradition on 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. The workshop was followed by a side event at the UN Rio+20 conference to share some of the key outcomes of the GRF workshop with this wider audience. The revised papers of the workshop, together with outcomes of discussions, will also be published as Proceedings. In addition, a workshop report will be produced, and a selection of the research papers will be published in a special Journal issue.

Financial Support for the workshop was provided by: The Nordic Council of Ministers; IGES, Tokyo, The Brazilian Ministry of the Environment; Manchester University; Espaço Eco Foundation; and Tellus Institute, Boston. In kind support given by: ESPM, ISF, One Earth, and many volunteers.

Venues: The registration, plenary lectures and keynotes are in the Auditorium, Rua de Rosaria 90 – 11th floor. The break-out sessions are in the building opposite, Rua de Rosario 111.

Day 1: Wednesday June 13


1200-1330    Registration
Distribution of programs and badges, orientation and networking
Note: please bring Rs. 60 in cash for cocktails and transportation

1330-1430    Opening Panel
Facilitator: Vanessa Timmer, Executive Director, One Earth, Canada

Chair and Opening Speaker: Philip Vergragt, Global Research Forum on Sustainable Production and Consumption; Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative (SCORAI); Senior Associate, Tellus Institute, USA

Flávia Flamínio, Director, ESPM, Brazil
Ana Maria Vieira dos Santos Neto, Director, General Office of Institutional Coordination and Environmental Citizenship, Ministry of Environment, Brazil
Mia Rahunen
, Advisor, Sustainable Development, Nordic Council of Ministers, Denmark
Elisa Tonda,
Head of Business and Industry Unit,  United Nations Environment Programme – Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (UNEP-DTIE), France
Jeffrey Barber
, Executive Director, Integrative Strategies Forum, USA
Masaya Fujiwara, Principal Fellow, Programme Management Office, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Japan
Roberto Araújo
, Head at Fundação Espaço ECO – S-APS/FE
Fátima Portilho
, Social Sciences Graduate Program on Development, Agriculture and Society (CPDA), Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ -) – Brazil

1430-1530    Keynote: Chee Yoke Ling, Director, Third World Network
“Transformation to sustainability: A Southern Perspective on Production, Consumption and Equity”
Chair:
Jeffrey Barber, Integrative Strategies Forum
Q&A and Plenary discussion

1530-1600    Coffee Break
Small break-out groups: connect with a person you don’t know

Facilitation: Vanessa Timmer

1600-1800    Session 1: Long-term Visions and Trends
Chair: Philip Vergragt

Four 10-min presentations; 10 min discussant; and 60 min plenary discussion

Lewis Akenji
– Consumer Scapegoatism and Limits to Green Consumerism
Patrick Schroeder – Governance Mechanisms for Sustainable Consumption and Production in China
Q&A
Janis Brizga
et al. – Sustainable Consumption and Production Governance in Countries of Transition
He H. Z.
and Harn Wei Kua – Integrated Energy Conservation Policies from the Ground Up: Lessons from the Eco-living Program of Singapore’s South West District
Discussant
: Sylvia Lorek, Sustainable Europe Research Institute
Plenary discussion

1830-2030    Reception – Casa de Ciencia/UFRJ (House of Science – Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) – Rua Laura Muller 3, Botafogo – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (transportation by bus)
Cultural Program
by participants: Bring musical instruments, songs, poems, dance, clothes that reflect your cultural heritage.

Dinner (on your own)

Day 2: Thursday June 14


Morning Chair: Sylvia Lorek, Sustainable Europe Research Institute

0830-0845       Registration and networking

0845-0900       Overview of Day 1 and outline of Day 2– Vanessa Timmer

0900-1000    Keynote: Jacqueline McGlade, Executive Director, European Environment Agency
“Planet RE-Think: The Role of Sustainable Consumption and Production in an Inclusive Green Economy”

Q&A and Plenary discussion

1000-1030    Coffee Break

1030-1200    Session 2: Green Innovation
Fabian Echegaray
– Understanding Stakeholders’ Views and Support for Solar Energy in Brazil
Paul Dewick
– Food Organizations, Relational Capacity, and Accelerated Eco-innovation
Q&A
Yoram Krozer
and Han Brezet – Natural Blends, Sustainable Innovations and Income Growth
Lars Mortensen
and Mikkel Stenbaek Hansen – EEA report “2012 Update: Consumption and the Environment” (released at Rio+20)
Discussant
: Philip Vergragt, GRF-SPC, SCORAI, Tellus Institute
Plenary discussion

1200-1330    Group Photo in lobby; Lunch on your own

1330-1500    Session 3: Interactive session: World café
Breakout Rooms in Rua de Rosario 111 (opposite building)

Discussion in small groups on the following questions:
1. What excites you about sustainable consumption and production?  What are the key insights / emerging issues in this research field?
2. How do you see the Global Research Forum developing?
3. What contributions can you make?
Facilitators
: Vanessa Timmer, One Earth; Emmanuel Prinet, One Earth; Lewis Akenji, IGES

1500-1530    Coffee Break

Afternoon Chair: Lewis Akenji, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies

1530-1630    Keynote: Tim Jackson, Professor, University of Surrey and
Peter Victor
, Professor York University, Toronto
Towards an Ecological Macroeconomics”
Plenary discussion

1630-1800    Session 4: Green Economy or Degrowth?
Romualdas Juknys
and Genovaitė Liobikienė – Sustainability of Catching-up Growth in the Extended European Union
Dagnija Blumberga, Gatis Bazbauers, Gatis Zogla,
and Ilze Laicane – Sustainable Development Modeling for the Energy Sector
Q&A
Sylvia Lorek
and Joachim Spangenberg – Sustainable Consumption within a Sustainable Economy—Debunking Buzzwords to Develop the Content
Anthony (Shun Fung) Chiu
– Green Economy and Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) in the Philippines
Discussant
: Joachim Spangenberg, Sustainable Europe Research Institute
Plenary discussion                 

1830-2130    Conference Dinner
Adelos restaurant – Rua do Mercado, 51, Rio de Janeiro (walking distance)

Day 3: Friday June 15


Morning Chair: Harn Wei Kua, National University of Singapore, Department of Building, School of Design & Environment

0830-0845       Registration and networking

0845-0900       Overview of Day 2 and outline of Day 3 – Vanessa Timmer, One Earth

0900-1000    Keynote: Adrian Smith, Researcher Science and Technology Policy Research, University of Sussex
“Grassroots Innovation Movements and Sustainable Green Economies: Dilemmas, Framings, Possibilities”

Paper co-authored by: Adrian Smith and Elisa Arond Mariano Fressoli and Hernán Thomas Dinesh Abrol –Grassroots innovation for sustainable development: some enduring dilemmas
Discussant: Emmanuel Prinet, One Earth
Plenary discussion

1000-1030    Coffee Break

1030-1200    Session 5: Lifestyles
Oksana Mont
et al. – Exploring Pathways Towards Sustainable Lifestyles 2050
Manisha Anantharaman
– When Do Consumers Become Citizens? Behavior Change, Collective Action, and the New Middle Classes of India
Shilpi Kapur
– Role of Local Governments in Fostering the Transition to Sustainable Lifestyles and Livelihoods and Improved Well-Being
Discussant: Lewis Akenji, IGES
Plenary discussion

1200 – 1215 Speaker Mohan Munasinghe (MIND): Research challenges for the Millenium Consumption Goals

1215-1345   Lunch on your own

1345-1530    Session 7: Three Parallel Panels

Breakout Rooms in Building Rua Rosario 111

6a Culture
Chair: Dagmar Timmer
, One Earth
Guliz Ger
and Marcelo Jacques Fonseca – Sustainability of Consumption at Home? The Cases of Brazil and Turkey
Carme Martínez-Roca
and Malik Vazi – Conspicuous vs. Sustainable Consumption and Production in the South: ‘Bling’ is Black? Deconstructing ‘Bling’ Culture in South Africa to Foster Behavioural Change Towards Sustainable Livelihoods
Q&A
Livia Barbosa, Fátima Portilho, John Wilkinson,
and Veranise Dubeux – Youth, Consumption and Political Culture: the Brazilian Case
Livia Barbosa
and Leticia Veloso – Consumption, Domestic Life, and Sustainability in Brazil
Discussant
: Peter Adriance, Bahá’í International
Group discussion

6b Policy
Chair: Emmanuel Prinet
, One Earth
Tim Cooper
– The Value of Longevity: Product Quality and Sustainable Consumption
Leonie Dendler
– Sustainable Meta-Labeling: An Effective Measure to Facilitate More Sustainable Consumption and Production
Q&A
Tomas Ariztia
, Dorothea Kleine, Graca Brightwell, Nurjk Agloni and Rita Afonso – Ethical Consumption in Brazil and Chile
Group discussion

6c Education
Chair: Vanessa Timmer,
One Earth
Arthur Dahl
– Values Education for SCP: From Knowledge to Action
Carla Rabelo
and Gabriela Vuolo – Children, Consumption, and Sustainability: The Negative Effects of Advertising and the Emergency of Adequate Public Policies
Q&A
Maite Cortés
– Changing Our Emotions, Changing Our Culture: Exploring Maturana’s Potential Contributions to ESC
Victoria Thoresen
– Developing Value-Based, Holistic Education for Sustainable Living
Group discussion

1530-1600    Coffee Break

1600-1700    Session 7: Mapping Knowledge, Practice and Leadership – Roundtable and plenary discussion

Roundtable chair poses questions to three authors, others can join the roundtable
Roundtable Chair: Emmanuel Prinet
, One Earth
Vanessa Timmer, Dagmar Timmer, Emmanuel Prinet
 and William E. Rees –  Knowledge and Action: Advancing Sustainable Production and Consumption through Practice-Research Engagement
Onno Vinkhuyzen
 and Sylvia Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen – The Role of Moral Leadership for Sustainable Consumption and Production
Jeffrey Barber
 – Mapping Communities of Practice Towards Sustainable Production and Consumption
Roundtable discussion

1700-1730       Session 8: Closing Session: Reflections and Next Steps

Discussion in small groups; workshop evaluation; followed by plenary

  • Policy implications of research
  • Closing of the workshop – Philip Vergragt
  • Post-workshop networking
  • Reimbursements

Dinner (on your own)

GRF-SPC Planning Meeting: Monday June 18


10:00-12:00  Follow up planning meeting for the Global Research Forum on Sustainable Production and Consumption
All are welcome

Organizers, keynote speakers, and regional organizers: follow-up activities GRF-SPC:

  • Plan of activities, regional meetings, etc
  • Database, listserv, website
  • Funding
  • Governance

Venue:
CPDA – Social Sciences Graduate Program on Development, Agriculture and Society
UFRRJ – Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro
Av. Presidente Vargas, 417 – 6th floor (It is at the city center)
Getting there: take the metro and stop at “Uruguaiana Station”

Thank you to the notetakers: Phelipe Marmore, ESPM, Flavia Mattos, ESPM and Maria Elisabeth Goidanich.

GRF–SPC/ ISF Rio+20 Side Event: Tuesday June 19


13:15-14:45  Integrative Strategies Forum / Global Research Forum on Sustainable Production and Consumption
Side event at Rio+20 Conference
Achieving SCP After Rio: Research, Practice & Capacity-building

Venue: UN 6 (more details to follow)
Open to all registered participants; more info to follow

 

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
  • UNDESA
  • ANPED
  • International Environment Forum

Financial Support for the workshop is provided by: The Nordic Council of Ministers; IGES, Tokyo, Japan; The Brazilian Ministry of the Environment; Manchester University; Espaço Eco Foundation; and Tellus Institute, Boston.

In kind support given by: ESPM, ISF, One Earth, and many volunteers.

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