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A report to the Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and Environment, Netherlands on social and environmental responsibility and accountability in the corporate sector.

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The paper reviews some of the many initiatives and efforts to build networks and institute policies promoting sustainable production and consumption (SPAC) values and practices in North America since the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development. In addition to a review of literature, the paper analyzes a selection of SPAC initiatives… Read More

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Efforts to build a coherent political movement promoting communication, cooperation and coordination among these communities of practice requires an appreciation and understanding of their differences as well as their common aims and interests. This paper explores efforts to understand and engage these communities of practice, as well as… Read More

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A civil society assessment of progress toward sustainable production and consumption, a contribution to the World Summit on Sustainable Development (2002)

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Presented at the 18th Session of the United Nations Commission of Sustainable Development, 2010

The 18th UN Commission on Sustainable Development called for a review of progress on the implementation of 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development’s mandate to develop a 10- year framework of programs on sustainable consumption and… Read More

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Presented at the 1st Global Research Forum on Sustainable Production and Consumption conference, Rio de Janeiro, June 9, 2012

This paper explores the challenge of mapping the many practices and approaches aimed at achieving sustainable production and consumption (SPC). Over the past forty years an expanding spectrum of actions and… Read More

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Assessing the range of ecological and socio-economic threats afflicting the planet, the causal chain eventually leads back to various underlying configurations of unsustainable production and consumption practices, policies and systems. Awareness of these drivers and the need to address them has evolved over the past four decades, resulting in… Read More