Sustainable consumption

Sustainable, People-centered Solutions for Affordable Housing to Take Center Stage at Eighth Asia-Pacific Housing Forum

Wednesday, November 24, 2021 - 11:00pm

"We must center our actions on the needs of the people to truly build in a greener, safer, more resilient way."

Key Points: 
  • "We must center our actions on the needs of the people to truly build in a greener, safer, more resilient way."
  • The forum's four tracks are Build resilient cities and communities; Innovative housing solutions and technologies; Advance sustainability in the housing sector; and Finance affordable housing.
  • The track on innovative housing solutions and technologies explores the various ways we can achieve affordable housing through innovation and technology.
  • The last track --finance affordable housing -- will focus on the financing instruments of different actors in both public and private sectors that fund affordable housing.

Habitat for Humanity: Innovation Awards at the Virtual Asia-Pacific Housing Forum to Promote Winning Sustainable Solutions for Affordable Housing

Friday, September 3, 2021 - 12:52am

BANGKOK, Sept 3, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - The Asia-Pacific Housing Forum's Innovation Awards recognize and celebrate innovators and disruptors in the affordable housing sector.

Key Points: 
  • BANGKOK, Sept 3, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - The Asia-Pacific Housing Forum's Innovation Awards recognize and celebrate innovators and disruptors in the affordable housing sector.
  • Startup and scaleup companies, policymakers and advocates, architects and engineers are invited to submit sustainable and practical solutions for affordable housing.
  • "We need everyone working together and every possible creative solution that is locally adapted to address the housing deficit."
  • The Forum, with the theme "Building forward better for inclusive housing," includes program tracks on resilient cities and communities, innovative housing solutions and technologies, sustainability in the housing sector, and financing affordable housing.

Habitat for Humanity to hold Asia-Pacific Housing Forum in Thailand for the third time

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 - 11:00pm

BANGKOK, Aug 5, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Habitat for Humanity announced that the eighth Asia-Pacific Housing Forum with the theme, "Building forward better for inclusive housing", will be held in Bangkok from December 7 to 9.

Key Points: 
  • BANGKOK, Aug 5, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Habitat for Humanity announced that the eighth Asia-Pacific Housing Forum with the theme, "Building forward better for inclusive housing", will be held in Bangkok from December 7 to 9.
  • This will be the third time that the affordable housing forum will be held in Thailand.
  • In Thailand, for instance, the slum and squatter population has continued to increase, with a majority of them in the Bangkok Metropolitan Region.
  • Some of the main speakers of the Asia-Pacific Housing Forum include Maimunah Mohd Sharif, executive director of United Nations Human Settlements Programme, and Jonathan Reckford, chief executive officer of Habitat for Humanity International.

Article - How to promote sustainable consumption

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 4:05pm

This means that if everyone consumed as much as people in the EU, we would need 2.8 planet Earths.

Key Points: 
  • This means that if everyone consumed as much as people in the EU, we would need 2.8 planet Earths.
  • Some 59% of consumers do not know that the legal minimum guarantee period in the EU is two years.
  • Check out facts and figures about the EU's waste management

    How do MEPs want to achieve sustainable consumption?

  • The report on a sustainable single market calls for a genuine right to repair", meaning the repairs should be simple and affordable.

Amazon Launches ‘Climate Pledge Friendly’ to Make It Easier for Customers to Discover and Shop for Sustainable Products

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 1:00pm

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced Climate Pledge Friendly, a new program to help make it easy for customers to discover and shop for more sustainable products.

Key Points: 
  • Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced Climate Pledge Friendly, a new program to help make it easy for customers to discover and shop for more sustainable products.
  • Amazon has partnered with trusted third-party certifications, and customers will be able to discover sustainable products that meet sustainability standards that help preserve the natural world.
  • Climate Pledge Friendly is a simple way for customers to discover more sustainable products that help preserve the natural world, said Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO.
  • Amazons initiative will drive scale and impact for more sustainable consumption by helping customers easily discover products that are Climate Pledge Friendly and encourage the manufacturers to make their products more sustainable.

Sodexo acts for a sustainable economic recovery

Friday, June 5, 2020 - 10:00am

Prior to Covid-19, Sodexo had 1,500 sites equipped or actively engaged in the deployment process of the program.

Key Points: 
  • Prior to Covid-19, Sodexo had 1,500 sites equipped or actively engaged in the deployment process of the program.
  • Since the launch of the program, Sodexo has been able to save the equivalent 4.8 million meals.
  • Maria Outters, SVP Corporate Responsibility said: Underlying economic and social challenges ahead will magnify the need for economic models built on sustainable consumption patterns and solutions preserving natural resources.
  • The Covid-19 crisis is a wake-up call to inject a much-needed collective purpose in the economic recovery and prevent an aggravated health, social and ecological crisis.

Highlights - Study: Sustainable Consumption and Consumer Protection Legislation - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection

Friday, April 17, 2020 - 8:00pm

How can sustainable consumption and longer lifetime of products be promoted through consumer protection legislation?

Key Points: 
  • How can sustainable consumption and longer lifetime of products be promoted through consumer protection legislation?
  • This paper investigates the contribution, or lack of contribution of, the current EU consumer protection legislation to a sustainable consumption and a longer lifetime of products.
  • In addition, it gives an overview of the most relevant best practices at national and international level and provides recommendations on the future development and possible reforms
    of European consumer protection legislation in order to contribute to a more sustainable consumption and a longer lifetime of products.