The Centre provides scientific support to clients from the private and the public sector, such as UNEP and other organisations in the field of SCP. This support includes the development, testing, implementation and monitoring of concrete projects, especially in developing countries, which enables these countries to leapfrog to sustainable consumption and production patterns using life cycle thinking and regional perspectives as guiding principles. Feel free to explore our website, read more about us or find all information nicely consolidated in the CSCP Information Brochure.
Around 100 million tons of food are being wasted annually in the EU (estimate for 2012) and about 10 million tons in Germany alone (estimate by WWF 2015). The food thrown away in Europe would be enough to feed all the hungry people in the world two times over (European Commission 2015).
The CATALYST project organised its final event during the CAPS2015 conference in Brussels on July 7-8, 2015. The CATALYST project develops and tests Collective Intelligence tools for online communities, which work on finding solutions for societal challenges. The CSCP is testing the tools with online communities working on sustainable lifestyles.
The CSCP publishes in cooperation with the Akatu Institute in Brazil, Columbia Business School from New York as well as OuiShare and Shareable the report “Listening to Sharing Economy Initiatives”. A total of 110 initiatives that are active in the Sharing Economy from Europe, the US and Latin America participated in the survey. The report delivers key insights for all actors in the Sharing Economy and points out potential for future development.
Ahmad ur Rehmann Hafiz, consultant of the Collaborating Center on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP), highlighted the achievements of the SWITCH-Asia Sci-Pak project in Pakistan, which implemented a range of energy and resource efficiency initiatives in the country’s textile and tannery sectors.
The Sharing Economy is scaling up
van Beers/Grossi/Ki/ørboe/Brüggemann et al. (2014)
Collaboration for Sustainable Lifestyles through Business and Social Innovations (Berlin Workstudio)
Guillen /Nicolau /Spittler /Duarte /Hicks /van Beers (2014)
Guillen /Nicolau/ van Beers/ Spittler/ Konadu/ Awuye (2013)
Guillen/Van Beers/Nicolau/ Montemayor/Laurel (2013)