Sustainable Production and Consumption Systems

Sustainable Production and Consumption Systems
Author: Charbel Jose Chiappetta Jabbour,Syed Abdul Rehman Khan
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2021-10-28
ISBN 10: 9811647607
ISBN 13: 9789811647604
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book opens up a critical dimension to the field of industrial ecology. The book discusses the post COVID-19 trends in the field of industrial ecology and evolving practices adopted by firms for betterment of environment and society. The authors identify valuable lessons to be learned and present conceptual frameworks to guide future industrial ecology applications. Transforming industrial systems into closed-loop industrial ecosystems dramatically reduces the negative impact of industrial activities on the environment. Therefore, this book is important not only for operation management scholars but also those who are interested in ensuring an environmentally sustainable future.

Sustainable Production Consumption Systems

Sustainable Production Consumption Systems
Author: Louis Lebel,Sylvia Lorek,Rajesh Daniel
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2009-12-02
ISBN 10: 9048130905
ISBN 13: 9789048130900
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Sustainable Production Consumption Systems brings together a set of designed case studies intended to provide a more in-depth understanding of challenges and opportunities in bringing knowledge and actions closer together for the sustainable management of specific production and consumption systems. The case study approach enabled researchers to engage directly with some of the actors involved in the production, consumption or regulation of specific goods or services and other stakeholders affected by those processes. Such engagement was particularly worthwhile when it helped mobilize actors to pursue linking knowledge with action in ways that improve the prospects for sustainability.

Transitioning to Responsible Consumption and Production

Transitioning to Responsible Consumption and Production
Author: Lisa McNeill
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 205
Release: 2020-10-15
ISBN 10: 3038978728
ISBN 13: 9783038978725
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transitioning to Responsible Consumption and Production Book Review:

Responsible Consumption and Production, the twelfth UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 12), calls for significant change in how we view both production and consumption norms. It is predicted that, at the current rate of population growth and consumption, the natural resources needed to sustain current lifestyles would require the equivalent of almost three planets by 2050. It is clear that change is required, involving action from everyone from the producer to the final consumer. Since sustainable consumption aims for world citizens to ‘do better with less’, all aspects of this change must be carefully considered with regard to critical ecological and social models that transform all production and consumption practices that are recognised as negative. Transitioning to Responsible Consumption and Production focuses on the transition to responsible production and consumption, and models that aid that transition. It offers a multi-disciplinary, multi-stakeholder conversation on this issue, with a focus on the intersection between encouraging and enhancing sustainable production processes, and enacting behaviour change and socially oriented decision-making by consumers. Transitioning to Responsible Consumption and Production is part of MDPI's new Open Access book series Transitioning to Sustainability. With this series, MDPI pursues environmentally and socially relevant research which contributes to efforts toward a sustainable world. Transitioning to Sustainability aims to add to the conversation about regional and global sustainable development according to the 17 SDGs. Set to be published in 2020, the book series is intended to reach beyond disciplinary, even academic boundaries.

Sustainable Consumption Production and Supply Chain Management

Sustainable Consumption  Production and Supply Chain Management
Author: Paul Nieuwenhuis,Anne Touboulic
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2021-02-26
ISBN 10: 1839108045
ISBN 13: 9781839108044
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This incisive book integrates the academic fields of sustainable consumption and production (SCP) and sustainable supply chain management (SSCM) as a framework for challenging the current economic paradigm and addressing the significant ecological and environmental problems faced by the contemporary business world.

Sustainable Consumption and Production Volume II

Sustainable Consumption and Production  Volume II
Author: Ranjula Bali Swain,Susanne Sweet
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 387
Release: 2020-11-07
ISBN 10: 3030552853
ISBN 13: 9783030552855
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Circular economy principles are driving to overcome the challenges of today’s linear take-make-dispose production and consumption patterns through keeping the value of products, materials, and resources circulating in the economy as long as possible. Sustainable Consumption and Production, Volume II: Circular Economy and Beyond aims to explore the sustainable consumption and production transition to a circular economy, while addressing critical global challenges by innovating and transforming product and service markets towards sustainable development. This book explores how consumers, private sector, relevant international organizations, and governments can play an active role in innovating businesses to help companies, individuals (consumers and citizens), organizations, and sectors, to remain competitive, while transitioning towards sustainable markets and economies. It is of interest to economists, students, businesses, and policymakers.

Sustainable Consumption and Production Volume I

Sustainable Consumption and Production  Volume I
Author: Ranjula Bali Swain,Susanne Sweet
Publsiher: Palgrave Macmillan
Total Pages: 447
Release: 2021-04-05
ISBN 10: 9783030563707
ISBN 13: 3030563707
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Consumption and Production Volume I Book Review:

Economic growth and increasing population impose long-term risks to the environment and society. Approaches to address the impact of consumption and production on bio-diversity loss, resource availability, climate change, and mounting waste problems on land and in seas have yet not proven to be successful. This calls for innovative approaches to address the complex environmental, social, and economic interrelationships that have to be addressed in transforming to sustainable development. Sustainable Consumption and Production, Volume I: Challenges and Development aims to explore critical global challenges and addresses how consumers, producers, the private sector, international organizations, and governments can play an active role in innovating businesses to support a transitioning towards sustainable consumption and production. The book explores different approaches and innovations to address sustainable consumption and production. It details multiple social and economic contexts to the challenges and developments towards a sustainable consumption and production. The book is of interest to economists, students, businesses, and policymakers.

SDG12 Sustainable Consumption and Production

SDG12   Sustainable Consumption and Production
Author: Jennifer Moore Bernstein,Robert O. Vos
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2021-11-08
ISBN 10: 1789731011
ISBN 13: 9781789731019
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

SDG12 Sustainable Consumption and Production Book Review:

This book takes a wide-ranging and non-dogmatic view of SDG12, tackling various approaches as to how production and consumption can provide for human well-being while minimizing destructive effects on the biophysical environment.

Responsible Consumption and Production

Responsible Consumption and Production
Author: Walter Leal Filho,Anabela Marisa Azul,Luciana Brandli,Pinar Gökcin Özuyar,Tony Wall
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 862
Release: 2020-03-04
ISBN 10: 9783319957258
ISBN 13: 3319957252
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Responsible Consumption and Production Book Review:

The problems related to the process of industrialisation such as biodiversity depletion, climate change and a worsening of health and living conditions, especially but not only in developing countries, intensify. Therefore, there is an increasing need to search for integrated solutions to make development more sustainable. The United Nations has acknowledged the problem and approved the “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. On 1st January 2016, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the Agenda officially came into force. These goals cover the three dimensions of sustainable development: economic growth, social inclusion and environmental protection. The Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals comprehensively addresses the SDGs in an integrated way. It encompasses 17 volumes, each one devoted to one of the 17 SDGs. This volume addresses SDG 12, namely "Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns" and contains the description of a range of terms, which allows a better understanding and fosters knowledge. Concretely, the defined targets are: Implement the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns, all countries taking action, with developed countries taking the lead, taking into account the development and capabilities of developing countries Achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources Halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reduce food losses along production and supply chains, including post-harvest losses Achieve the environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes throughout their life cycle, in accordance with agreed international frameworks, and significantly reduce their release to air, water and soil in order to minimize their adverse impacts on human health and the environment Substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse Encourage companies, especially large and transnational companies, to adopt sustainable practices and to integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycle Promote public procurement practices that are sustainable, in accordance with national policies and priorities Ensure that people everywhere have the relevant information and awareness for sustainable development and lifestyles in harmony with nature Support developing countries to strengthen their scientific and technological capacity to move towards more sustainable patterns of consumption and production Develop and implement tools to monitor sustainable development impacts for sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products Rationalize inefficient fossil-fuel subsidies that encourage wasteful consumption by removing market distortions, in accordance with national circumstances, including by restructuring taxation and phasing out those harmful subsidies, where they exist, to reflect their environmental impacts, taking fully into account the specific needs and conditions of developing countries and minimizing the possible adverse impacts on their development in a manner that protects the poor and the affected communities Editorial Board Medani P. Bhandari, Luciana Londero Brandli, Morgane M. C. Fritz, Ulla A. Saari, Leonardo L. Sta Romana

Sustainable Energy Production and Consumption

Sustainable Energy Production and Consumption
Author: Frano Barbir,Sergio Ulgiati
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2008-05-29
ISBN 10: 1402084943
ISBN 13: 9781402084942
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Energy Production and Consumption Book Review:

Energy and environmental security are major problems facing our global economy. Fossil fuels, particularly crude oil, are confined to a few regions of the world and the continuity of supply is governed by dynamic political, economic and ecological factors. These factors conspire to force volatile, often high fuel prices while, at the same time, environmental policy is - manding a reduction in greenhouse gases and toxic emissions. Yet incr- sed growth and demand for welfare by developed and developing countries are placing higher pressure on energy resources. In particular, a large fraction of “new consumers” in developing countries already reached a purchasing power high enough as to be able to access to commodity and energy markets worldwide, thus boosting energy consumption and competition for all kinds of resources. Such a trend, although in principle may represent a progress towards diffuse welfare and wealth as well as much needed equity, is at present contributing to a rush for the appropriation of available resources which are directly and indirectly linked to energy and may contribute to planetary instability if it is not adequately understood and managed. A coherent energy strategy is required, addressing both energy supply and demand, security of access, development problems, equity, market dy- mics, by also taking into account the whole energy lifecycle including fuel production, transmission and distribution, energy conversion, and the impact on energy equipment manufacturers and the end-users of energy systems.

Governance of Integrated Product Policy

Governance of Integrated Product Policy
Author: Dirk Scheer,Frieder Rubik
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 377
Release: 2017-09-08
ISBN 10: 1351282581
ISBN 13: 9781351282581
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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European policy patterns are in a state of transformation. New governance models are shifting power away from states and toward the involvement of all stakeholders and the idea of shared responsibility. It's a move from command and control to push and pull. What's in this new approach for the environment? This book provides a detailed analysis of the example of integrated product policy (IPP) which aims to improve the environmental performance of products and services through their life-cycle. All products cause environmental degradation in some way, whether from their manufacturing, use or disposal. The life-cycle of a product is often long and complicated. It covers all the areas from the extraction of natural resources, through their design, manufacture, assembly, marketing, distribution, sale and use to their eventual disposal as waste. At the same time it also involves many different actors such as designers, manufacturers, marketers, retailers and consumers. IPP attempts to systematically stimulate each phase of this complicated chain to improve its environmental performance. With the involvement of so many different products and actors there cannot be one simple policy measure for everything. Instead, IPP employs a whole variety of tools – both voluntary and mandatory – which are used to achieve identified objectives. These include economic instruments, the phase-out of dangerous materials, voluntary agreements, eco-labelling and product design guidelines. IPP is still in relative infancy and can be seen as an ongoing process hugely dependent on effective governance measures to ensure its continued success. This book presents a plethora of perspectives from policy-makers, researchers and consultancies, representatives from business, environmental and consumer associations on how to effectively conceptualise, institutionalise and implement IPP. The book is divided into four parts. First, the approach to the governance of IPP is examined in relation to other approaches to sustainable production and consumption. Second, the widely differing approaches to environmental product policy in practice at national, supranational and global level are analysed. Third, the book explores the challenge of designing a coherent policy mix to support the integration of sustainable consumption and production patterns by sector and theme. Finally, the book concentrates on the key issue of how to involve stakeholders in IPP in order to encourage continuous innovations for sustainability throughout the value chain. Governance of Integrated Product Policy aims to fill a clear gap in work to date on sustainable production and consumption by providing researchers and practitioners from politics, business and civil society new insights into modern environmental governance in practice.

Sustainable Consumption

Sustainable Consumption
Author: Lucie Middlemiss
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2018-06-04
ISBN 10: 1317239814
ISBN 13: 9781317239819
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Consumption Book Review:

Sustainable Consumption: Key Issues provides a concise introduction to the field of sustainable consumption, outlining the contribution of the key disciplines in this multi-disciplinary area, and detailing the way in which both the problem and the potential for solutions are understood. Divided into three parts, the book begins by introducing the concept of sustainable consumption, outlining the environmental impacts of current consumption trends, and placing these impacts in social context. The central section looks at six contrasting explanations of sustainable consumption in the public domain, detailing the stories that are told about why people act in the way they do. This section also explores the theory and evidence around each of these stories, linking them to a range of disciplines and approaches in the social sciences. The final section takes a broader look at the solutions proposed by sustainable consumption scholars and practitioners, outlining the visions of the future that are put forward to counteract damage to environment and society. Each chapter highlights key authors and real-world examples to encourage students to broaden their understanding of the topic and to think critically about how their daily lives intersect with environmental and ethical issues. Exploring the ways in which critical thinking and an understanding of sustainable consumption can be used in daily life as well as in professional practice, this book is essential reading for students, academics, professionals and policy-makers with an interest in this growing field.

Life Cycle Management

Life Cycle Management
Author: Guido Sonnemann,Manuele Margni
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 353
Release: 2015-07-16
ISBN 10: 9401772215
ISBN 13: 9789401772211
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life Cycle Management Book Review:

This book provides insight into the Life Cycle Management (LCM) concept and the progress in its implementation. LCM is a management concept applied in industrial and service sectors to improve products and services, while enhancing the overall sustainability performance of business and its value chains. In this regard, LCM is an opportunity to differentiate through sustainability performance on the market place, working with all departments of a company such as research and development, procurement and marketing, and to enhance the collaboration with stakeholders along a company’s value chain. LCM is used beyond short-term business success and aims at long-term achievements by minimizing environmental and socio-economic burden, while maximizing economic and social value.

Sustainable Consumption

Sustainable Consumption
Author: Alberto do Amaral Junior,Lucila de Almeida,Luciane Klein Vieira
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2019-10-21
ISBN 10: 3030169855
ISBN 13: 9783030169855
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book provides a broad understanding of whether law plays a role in influencing patterns of sustainable consumption and, if so, how. Bringing together legal scholars from the Global South and the Global North, it examines these questions in the context of national, transnational and international law, within single and plural legal systems, and across a range of sector-specific issue areas. The chapters identify how traditional legal disciplines (e.g. constitutional law, consumer law, public procurement, international public law), sector-related regulation (e.g. energy, water, waste), and legal rules in specific areas (e.g. eco-labelling and packing) engage with the concept of sustainable consumption. A number of the contributions describe this relationship by isolating a national legal system, while others approach it from the vantage point of legal pluralism, exploring the conflicts and convergences of rules between multiple international treaties (or guidelines) and those between the rules of international and transnational law (or both) vis-à-vis national legal systems. While sustainable consumption is recognised as an important field of interdisciplinary research linking virtually all social science disciplines, legal scholarship, in contrast, has neglected the importance of the field of sustainable consumption to the law. This book fills the gap.

The Meat Crisis

The Meat Crisis
Author: Joyce D'Silva,John Webster
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 390
Release: 2017-08-23
ISBN 10: 1317203135
ISBN 13: 9781317203131
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Meat Crisis Book Review:

Meat and dairy production and consumption are in crisis. Globally, 70 billion farm animals are used for food production every year. It is well accepted that livestock production is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) predicts a rough doubling of meat and milk consumption in the first half of the 21st century, with particularly rapid growth occurring in the developing economies of Asia. What will this mean for the health and wellbeing of those animals, of the people who consume ever larger quantities of animal products, and for the health of the planet itself? The new edition of this powerful and challenging book explores the impacts of the global growth in the production and consumption of meat and dairy, including cultural and health factors, and the implications of the likely intensification of farming for both small-scale producers and for animals. Several chapters explore the related environmental issues, from resource use of water, cereals and soya, to the impact of livestock production on global warming and issues concerning biodiversity, land use and the impacts of different farming systems on the environment. A final group of chapters addresses ethical and policy implications for the future of food and livestock production and consumption. Since the first edition, published in 2010, all chapters have been updated, three original chapters re-written and six new chapters added, with additional coverage of dietary effects of milk and meat, antibiotics in animal production, and the economic, political and ethical dimensions of meat consumption. The overall message is clearly that we must eat less meat to help secure a more sustainable and equitable world.

Sustainable Consumption

Sustainable Consumption
Author: Dale Southerton,Heather Chappells,Bas van Vliet
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 171
Release: 2004-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781781958025
ISBN 13: 1781958025
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Consumption Book Review:

This text empirically examines key theoretical debates underpinning the social sciences at the beginning of the 21st century. These include: the relations between production and consumption; and the escalation of choice and the emergence of differentiation in service provision and lifestyle orientation.

Sustainable Protein Production and Consumption Pigs or Peas

Sustainable Protein Production and Consumption  Pigs or Peas
Author: Harry Aiking,Joop de Boer,Johan Vereijken
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 229
Release: 2006-02-23
ISBN 10: 9781402040627
ISBN 13: 1402040628
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Protein Production and Consumption Pigs or Peas Book Review:

Sustainable Protein Production and Consumption: Pigs or Peas? is a book that presents and explores the PROFETAS programme for development of a more sustainable food system by studying the feasibility of substituting meat with plant based alternatives. The emphasis is on improving the food system by reducing the use of energy, land, and freshwater, at the same time limiting the impacts on health and animal welfare associated with intensive livestock production. It is clear that such a new perspective calls not only for advanced environmental and technological research, but also for in-depth societal research, as the acceptance of new food systems is critically contingent on perceptions and attitudes of modern consumers. In this unique multidisciplinary setting, PROFETAS has opened up pathways for a major transition in protein food production and consumption, not by just analyzing the food chain, but rather by exploring the entire agricultural system, including biomass for energy production and the use of increasingly scarce freshwater resources. The study presented here is intended to benefit every stakeholder in the food chain from policymakers to consumers, and it offers guiding principles for a transition towards an ecologically and socially sustainable food system from a multi-level perspective.

Stress Affluence and Sustainable Consumption

Stress  Affluence and Sustainable Consumption
Author: Cecilia Solér
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2017-09-18
ISBN 10: 1351704885
ISBN 13: 9781351704885
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stress Affluence and Sustainable Consumption Book Review:

Why do affluent consumers almost automatically acquire new versions or variations of products already at their disposal? Even though most of us know that this novelty consumption poses a serious threat to an environmentally and socially sustainable future, we continue to do it. Why? Research shows that consumption of new automobiles, clothing, furniture, electronics, home furnishing, household apparel, mobile phones, etc., is motivated by a desire to feel more secure, less anxious and better mood-wise. Affluent consumers seem to engage in novelty consumption not to feel better but rather to avoid feeling bad. Stress, Affluence and Sustainable Consumption discusses sustainable consumption from a stress perspective, adding an embodied understanding to the sustainability-related consumption challenges that we face today. A stress perspective on affluent consumption differs from current understandings on consumption, as it fully acknowledges the consumer as having a body (including a mind) that reacts to the numerous product offerings and retail spaces, both physical and online. A stress perspective can explain how our bodies try to cope with an overload of perceptual input provided by advertising messages, product launches and even store structures. This book will be of great interest to students and researchers of consumer psychology, sustainable consumption studies, sustainable marketing and markets as well as sustainable development more generally.

Sustainable Production Technology in Food

Sustainable Production Technology in Food
Author: Jose M. Lorenzo,Paulo E.S. Munekata,Francisco J. Barba
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2021-08-16
ISBN 10: 012823220X
ISBN 13: 9780128232200
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Production Technology in Food Book Review:

Sustainable Production Technology in Food explores several important scientific and practical aspects related to sustainable technologies in food production in both the farm and industry contexts. The book contains 18 chapters that describe the current scenario of technological advances within the food production system, focusing on the context of sustainability and offering future perspectives for the sustainable production of food. Presents a comprehensive discussion around the multidisciplinary aspects of technological advances for sustainable food production Addresses the current relationship between food production and sustainability Closes the gap between the recent technological advances in sustainability by focusing on the food production system

Sustainability in Fashion and Textiles

Sustainability in Fashion and Textiles
Author: Miguel Angel Gardetti,Ana Laura Torres
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 415
Release: 2017-09-08
ISBN 10: 1351277588
ISBN 13: 9781351277587
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainability in Fashion and Textiles Book Review:

There is no doubt that the textile industry – the production of clothing, fabrics, thread, fibre and related products – plays a significant part in the global economy. It also frequently operates with disregard to its environmental and social impacts. The textile industry uses large quantities of water and outputs large quantities of waste. As for social aspects, many unskilled jobs have disappeared in regions that rely heavily on these industries. Another serious and still unresolved problem is the flexibility textile industry companies claim to need. Faced with fierce international competition, they are increasingly unable to offer job security. This is without even considering the informal-sector work proliferating both in developing and developed countries. Child labour persists within this sector despite growing pressure to halt it.Fashion demands continuous consumption. In seeking to own the latest trends consumers quickly come to regard their existing garments as inferior, if not useless. "Old" items become unwanted as quickly as new ones come into demand. This tendency towards disposability results in the increased use of resources and thus the accelerated accumulation of waste. It is obvious to many that current fashion industry practices are in direct competition with sustainability objectives; yet this is frequently overlooked as a pressing concern.It is, however, becoming apparent that there are social and ecological consequences to the current operation of the fashion industry: sustainability in the sector has been gaining attention in recent years from those who believe that it should be held accountable for the pressure it places on the individual, as well as its contribution to increases in consumption and waste disposal.This book takes a wide-screen approach to the topic, covering, among other issues: sustainability and business management in textile and fashion companies; value chain management; use of materials; sustainable production processes; fashion, needs and consumption; disposal; and innovation and design.The book will be essential reading for researchers and practitioners in the global fashion business.

Sustainable Consumption and Production

Sustainable Consumption and Production
Author: United Nations Publications
Publsiher: UN
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2017-04-03
ISBN 10: 9789280733648
ISBN 13: 9280733648
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Consumption and Production Book Review:

"This Handbook is an output of UNEP's work towards the implementation of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP). This global edition is based on a pilot edition for Asia and the Pacific region that was developed under the EU funded and UNEP managed Regional Policy Support Component of the SWITCH-Asia programme. It is designed to assist policymakers in developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating policies that support the transition towards SCP. It includes numerous case studies highlighting SCP opportunities and existing successful initiatives from across the world."--Publisher's description.