SMARTer2030

The CSCP provided technical expertise and research to link ICT solutions to broader lifestyle benefits including visualisation and communications to summarise and communicate results to policy makers, business leaders, and consumers. The video above is one of the products along with targeted playbooks and infographics that can be downloaded on the project's website SMARTer2030. More about the CSCP's work with the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) on our project page.  

“Actually I did not start dancing, I just never stopped dancing”

For our 2016 Unconference we interviewed our partners of the event to tell their stories and how they connect to sustainable lifestyles and the CSCP. Luiza, a partner at our event, talks about the importance of connection and joint action for a better world, and shares her excitement about the importance of the CSCP’s event that enables the gathering of minds and mutual inspiration.

„How much do I really need to get satisfied?“

For our 2016 Unconference we interviewed our partners of the event to tell their stories and how they connect to sustainable lifestyles and the CSCP. Bringing learnings from Ayurveda to the Unconference, Volker Mehl shares insights about sufficiency and elements that make up for a sustainable lifestyle.

“Cooking is bigger than just having a plate that tastes good”

For our 2016 Unconference we interviewed our partners of the event to tell their stories and how they connect to sustainable lifestyles and the CSCP. Our partner Fridolin Ständer, Wuppertaler cook and owner of the restaurant Zaunkönig, it is so natural to give life to different principles of sustainability in his kitchen, that it almost feels unnecessary to explain it. It is simply so and could not be otherwise. Which does not mean that it is something simple. An act of creation, as he says, cooking is not only about preparing something tasty, it's a bit more complicated than that. Creativity, childhood memories, carefully selected products and hard work are some of the ingredients that Fridolin puts in the pan.

“There are people that come to life without realising that the show has already started and that they are part of it”

For our 2016 Unconference we interviewed our partners of the event to tell their stories and how they connect to sustainable lifestyles and the CSCP. Milton Camilo, Brazilian dancer and painter based in Wuppertal inspires with his life experience and talent.

Enabling sustainable lifestyles with new business models

This video was used for the workspace that the CSCP hosted within the context of the Global Green Growth Forum (3GF) pre-meeting in Copenhagen in 2014. It served as the closing station of the gallery walk developed to introduce solutions for driving sustainable lifestyle transition after discussing sustainable lifestyle challenges and opportunities. Based on the research of the EEA/ETC, the video depicts a range of new and emerging sustainable business models that support consumers to organize everyday life and choices in more sustainable way. These go well beyond standard business practices and involve all actors in the chain to find innovative solutions that both add value and enable sustainable living. It thereby opened the floor for a discussion on what benefits these models represent and what actions and strategic partnerships are needed to bring the innovations to scale.

Family You

“The one to make things happen... …could be she, could be me, could be YOU!!!!”

As every multi-generational family, the YOUs face the daily-life challenges with different views and understanding of what happens around them. Their interaction with other people, along the family dynamic, helps each of them to reflect on the opportunities and learning of every day and the ways they can improve their lifestyle. By getting to know each of the family members, it is possible to connect the notions of diversity, inclusion, innovation, creativity and sustainability towards behavioural  shifts and ultimately, societal change. Because even though they live in 2050, they invite the viewer to think on how to live sustainably today.