Investing in a Good Life
Who we are
The Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP) is an international nonprofit Think and Do tank that works with businesses, policy makers, partner organisations and civil society towards a good life
How can we improve take-back schemes in order to motivate consumers to return their old electronics to the right collection points? How can behaviour change interventions support consumers in exercising their right to repair? What are the best ways to enable consumers in choosing repairable electronics? Are you aware of ideas or innovative solutions in addressing these questions? Get in touch with us and let’s foster circular behaviours together!
The transition to a circular economy is a systemic shift towards conducting economic activity in ways that lead to growth, resilience, and social equity while at the same using resources in new and innovative ways to close the loop.
A circular economy is functional only insofar as it works for everyone – in line with the German Circularity Act, the European Circular Economy Action Plan part of the EU Green Deal, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Did you miss our #CircularTuesday articles series? Connect with us on LinkedIn to read more about some of our highlights on circularity tackling consumer behaviour, circular business models, circularity at the city level, and more.
We look forward to engaging with you in creating a circular world!
15 years of working towards a good life for all and looking ahead: How can we support the global recovery and transition to a sustainable life now and in the years to come? We want to celebrate our birthday by focussing on four topics that we believe could have great impact right now. Click here to find out about the topics and how to collaborate with us!
CSCP Impact Map
Two thirds of today’s world trade is based on global value chains and supply networks. The effects of these globalised structures are manifold: on one hand, there is more employment and prosperity; on the other hand, extreme social, ecological and economic imbalances exist along the supply chains. This discussion paper describes as a future scenario globally cooperative and cycle-oriented regional economies that fundamentally reduce worldwide inequalities in opportunities for improving the quality of life while at the same time preserving the natural foundations of life in the long term. Four starting points are discussed for this purpose: orientation towards a model of transformative cooperation networks, mandatory alignment of supply chains towards sustainability, supply chain resilience through cooperation and digitalisation, and sustainable public procurement.
Call for Collaboration
The most vulnerable, and therefore the hardest hit by the Corona pandemic are developing countries. There, due to high levels of informality, lack of infrastructure, and poorer living conditions, the effects of the pandemic are felt way more severely. We must, therefore, enhance our international collaboration to support these countries not only in overcoming the present crisis, but also in strengthening their resilience for the future.
If you are interested in collaborating with the CSCP, the Co-Working Space might be the right starting place for you. To find out more, contact Ramon Külpmann.
"WRAP are delighted to partner with the CSCP to find ways of transferring the collaborative approach to food waste measurement and prevention in the UK to Germany. Together with the CSCP we want to find innovative ways to decrease food waste in Germany with a broad coalition of companies, civil society actors, political institutions and scientific institutes."
David Rogers, International Food Waste Programme Manager, WRAP