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
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Packaging has a great impact on food loss, food waste, climate change and biodiversity, to name a few. Stakeholders in the food sector often face the challenge of ensuring that packaging keeps food fresh and safe while at the same time being environmentally friendly. Achieving the right balance between functionality and sustainability is key. Our interactive webinar “Sustainable Packaging: Between Claim and Reality” combines views from businesses and consumers on requirements, options and challenges related to sustainable food packaging.
We don’t have to settle for digitalisation that makes life easier only for some. At the CSCP, we see digitalisation as the transformation that economies should undergo so that they can serve our societies’ higher goals – in short, digitalisation must be led by purpose. The core challenge is: How can we make sure that digitalisation drives positive social and environmental transformation, and in the process ensure that digitalisation itself becomes more sustainable?
We highlight some of the areas where we have had a positive impact and want to collaborate to amplify it significantly here.
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
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The report introduces key findings from two distinct studies. The first study, conducted by our GOALAN project partner WWF-Kenya, focuses on Kenya’s local market and highlights the steady rise in the production, local consumption and marketed quantities of fresh fruit and vegetables (FFV), although demand still surpasses supply. The second study, conducted by the CSCP, presents the analysis of international markets for FFV, with a particular focus on the European market trends, opportunities, accessibility for Kenyan producers and related standards. It points to the growing demand for healthy and sustainable food in Europe that has triggered increased volumes of imported FFV from non-EU countries, including Kenya.
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. We are happy to share our Co-Working Space with you again as of 2022. To find out more, please 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