Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Scenarios for low-income countries in a climate-changing world


The future climate for development - using the scenarios The future climate for development is designed as a practical tool for anyone who has a stake in the future of low-income countries, including NGOs, businesses, policy makers and low-income country governments.

In four detailed, plausible but very different scenarios for the world of 2030 it explores how climate change will transform low-income countries, socially, economically and politically. You can find out more here.

The future climate for development scenarios can be used to:
•  ‘future-proof’ current strategies, and prioritise areas for work;
•  generate new ideas for future strategy or policy;
•  look for opportunities for collaborative working; and
•  create a vision of a preferred future
Reversal of Fortunes is a world where many of the low-income countries of the 2010s have rapidly developed – mostly on carbon-intensive pathways – and are now middle-income.  But a stronger voice on the world stage is not enough to grant immunity from the impacts of a world urgently decarbonising its economy: these new emerging economies are the least resilient and are suffering the most.
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Age of Opportunity is a world in which cultural confidence in low-income countries is high. They play a growing role in the world economy and are spearheading a low-carbon energy revolution, leapfrogging the old high-carbon technologies in pursuit of a prosperous and clean future.
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Age of opportunity:

Coping Alone is a world in which low-income countries feel increasingly abandoned by a global community preoccupied with high oil prices, economic stagnation and simmering conflict. Regional blocs now focus on their own concerns, such as food security, resource shortages and adapting to climate change.
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The Greater Good is a world where people understand that economies rely fundamentally on access to natural resources – and climate change is seen as the ultimate resource crunch. States manage natural resources pragmatically to give the greatest good for the greatest number. Those low-income countries with natural resources prosper; those without have little bargaining power.
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    We have created a variety of materials to help you make the most out of the scenarios:
 A slide pack provides a brief overview of the scenarios, why they were created and how they can be used. It includes notes pages if these are required by a presenter, and can be used to introduce a workshop, or just to give people an overview of the work. A downloadable workshop agenda offers a range of options which you can pick and choose from in order to apply the scenarios to fit your specific goals, the time you have avaliable and the people in the room. Scenario animations. We've brought each of the four scenarios to life in a vivid, four minute animation. They're a powerful tool to engage people with the issues and get them ready to discuss how they affect your organisation. Posters of the scenarios give an easily accessible overview of the main points and characteristics of the scenarios, perfect for use in a workshop. If you’re interested in the relationships and assumptions that underpin the four scenarios, then you can examine our cross-impact matrix. If you want to build on the scenarios yourselves – or vary some of the parameters – then this is a good place to start. The full report contains full details of the scenarios and how they were constructed, the conclusions we draw from them and specific recommendations for development agencies. The executive summary gives a good overview.

    Scenarios are widely used to improve planning and decision making.

  • They help deal with uncertainty. Strategies often fail because they bet on the wrong future. But there is no ‘one future’.  Scenarios acknowledge this, exploring realistic possibilities based on trend research and expert opinion, to allow organisations to make more resilient plans. They ask the crucial 'what if...?' questions that make organisations better prepared to mitigate the risks and seize the opportunities presented by a changing world.

  • They make the connections between diverse issues clear. Scenarios are broad-ranging in nature and make links between different topics that might not normally be recognised.  They enable holistic thinking, ensuring that decisions are not made in a departmental silo.

  • They promote long-term planning. Short-term gains often come at long-term expense. Scenarios help lift people out of the day-to-day, and allow them to engage with the fundamental issues that may be facing their work over the coming decades.  This kind of approach is vital if work is to deliver long-term value rather than just ‘quick-fixes’.
They are also a great way of engaging with this agenda, if you just want to start thinking about how climate change and development interact, and what this might look like in the future. 
For more information, PowerPoint slides, or advice on how you could use the scenarios, please contact Jemima Jewell.

The future climate for development presents four vivid scenarios exploring how low-income countries could respond to climate change over the next 20 years. They have been brought to life in four short animations.

The scenarios look at the profound social, economic, political and psychological changes climate change may bring as well as its environmental impacts. They are designed as a practical tool for anyone concerned with the future of low-income countries. Click here for more information on the project or download the report for more detail on each scenario and how they were constructed.

The animations are also available to be downloaded and used on third party websites provided they are used with full credits and not edited in any way.

Monday, July 26, 2010

What's Old Is New Again: Traditional Knowledge Inventory Informs Innovation

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Low-tech Magazine, consistently highlighting how age-old low-tech solutions are thoroughly applicable in creating a more eco-friendly world, serves as a useful antidote to the usual high-tech hubris that infects much of the new green deal talk. A recent post on the newly established Traditional Knowledge Inventory is no exception. 

Though not fully fleshed out yet, all of the topics are fascinating for lovers of human culture, and many offer great practical promise today and for the future. Here are just three examples that caught my eye; there are plenty more at the link above which are worth perusing for a while:

torrent street yemen photoTorrent Streets

In areas of the Algerian Sahara desert, where the main water resource is flooding that takes place every three to ten years, whole areas of settlement are organized to take advantage of the flooding:
Large water intakes intercept the flow and distribute it to the tilled fields. The narrow streets enclosed between the high walls, which surround the gardens, become torrents that convey the precious water. Apertures are made in the walls to draw in the quantity of water needed for each garden where a further series of little channels, bridges and basins ensure the irrigation of fruit and vegetable gardens.
The same sort of system is used in towns outside of San'a, Yemen--entirely powered by gravity. You can see the apertures to direct the water on the lower right. Photo: Inventory of traditional knowledge to combat desertification

Underground Rooms & Hanging Gardens
Green roofs thousands of years ago...
At the end of the Neolithic Age, great innovations in the way of life and in agriculture had already been introduced. In the following period, metal-working techniques were disseminated as well as mobility and the ability to organize the environment increased: the experience in mining and the new metal tools facilitated the hypogeal practices.
In the development of the Sassi of Matera the troglodyte habitat and the hydroagricultural matrix of cultivated terraces dictated the architectural shapes and the urban layout. The original layout consisted of caves with an arch formation arranged around a threshing-floor garden, with the water reserves replenished from the plain above, and drained below by the excavated rock or condensed by capturing humidity in the caves. With the building of the barrel vaulted chambers in front of the caves the plain above became a hanging garden. The water was collected on the roofs, whose sloping sides were set into the walls for this purpose, and it was conveyed into the cistern well in the courtyard.
terraced and fortified olive groves photo

Terraced & Fortified Olive Groves

Love this. Who needs water near the surface when you've got stone walls arranged to condense water and irrigate the enclosed fields?
This practice of producing water by condensation systems based on mounds of stones was used in the Negev desert where, according to modern Israeli research, very ancient remnants of olive trees and vineyards were irrigated by means of dry stonewalls harvesting dew. In Arabic those devices are called teleylat al-anab (Arabic plural of tell which stands for heap of stones, hillock and al-anab, which stands for vineyards). Plants grew within small enclosures whose stones were purposely arranged with large interstices to catch the wind full of moisture. Thus, the vineyard and the olive tree did not need springs or groundwater tables in order to grow and the sweet raisin juice, that in ancient times was often referred to as honey, could be tasted as well as oil, thanks to the activity of solid rocks (Keller 1955).
Ancient Knowledge Should Be Adapted for Modern Usage

The genesis of all this was an idea by Italian architect and urban planner Pietro Laureano. Laureano says, "We want to pick up the thread of tradition again. Cultural heritage is not only to be found in monuments and galleries. It is also in the works and the landscapes of man."
As for the mission of the project:
The Traditional Knowledge Institute gathers and protects historical knowledge and promotes and certifies innovative practices based on the modern re-proposal of tradition as well. Using traditional knowledge does not meat to reapply directly the techniques of the past, but rather to understand the logic of this model of knowledge. it is a dynamic system able to incorporate innovation subjected to the test of the long term and thus achieves local and environmental sustainability.
As Low-Tech Mag quoted, Lewis Mumford made a really important point when he said, back in 1970: "The great feat of medieval technics was that it was able to promote and absorb many important changes without losing the immense carryover of inventions and skills from earlier cultures. In this lies one of its vital points of superiority over the modern mode of monotechnics, which boasts of effacing, as fast and as far as possible, the technical achievements of earlier periods." 

If that was true 40 years ago, it is even more so now. Ultimately, some of the most forward-thinking ideas of the 21st century may well take the bulk of their inspiration from looking backwards, towards traditional knowledge, largely forgotten in the "developed" world.

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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Climate Positive Movement

Care about climate change? Our chances of stopping it are getting smaller. But I have hope. And I have a plan. Here you can find out about how I am planning to build a global movement of "climate positive" people who will turn history around and make sure our grand-children can keep living on this beautiful planet!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Our Cities Ourselves: 10 Principles for Transport in Urban Life

Cyclists in Hangzhou, China. Photo: ITDP
Visionary urbanist Jan Gehl and Walter Hook, Executive Director of the Institute of Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), have together set out ten keys to creating more sustainable cities in a new publication.
“Our Cities Ourselves: 10 Principles for Transport in Urban Life” shows how cities from New York to Nairobi can meet the challenges of rapid population growth and climate change while improving their competitiveness. The publication’s purpose is to reframe the issue of transport so that it is no longer seen as separate from, but rather integral to, urban design.
“Cities of the twenty-first century should be lively cities, safe cities, sustainable cities and healthy cities,” said Jan Gehl. “All of these qualities can be achieved if we embrace these ten principles, which means putting people first.”
In a concise and accessible format, the booklet is a must read for all those involved in city design and urban planning, and forms the backbone of the ITDP exhibition “Our Cities Ourselves,” now on view at New York’s Center for Architecture.
What are the ten principles of sustainable transport?

1. Walk the walk: Create great pedestrian environments

2. Powered by people: Create a great environment for bicycles and other non-motorized vehicles

3. Get on the bus: Provide great, cost-effective public transport

4. Cruise control: Provide access for clean passenger vehicles at safe speeds and in significantly reduced numbers

5. Deliver the goods: Service the city in the cleanest and safest manner.

6. Mix it up: Mix people and activities, buildings and spaces.

7. Fill it in: Build dense, people and transit oriented urban districts that are desirable.

8. Get real: Preserve and enhance the local, natural, cultural, social and historical assets.

9. Connect the blocks: Make walking trips more direct, interesting and productive with small-size, permeable buildings and blocks.

10. Make it last: Build for the long term. Sustainable cities bridge generations. They are memorable, malleable, built from quality materials, and well maintained.
Cities face massive population growth, particularly in the developing world. By 2030, 60 percent of the world’s population, or 5 billion people, will live in cities. The transportation sector currently accounts for around a quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions, a growing proportion derived largely from cars and trucks. (Source: International Transport Forum,
Some cities are waking up to this reality, and changing direction. “Our Cities Ourselves: 10 Principles for Transport in Urban Life” showcases examples of cities reaping the benefits of integrating urban planning and design that gives priority to pedestrians and transit. It is a guide for cities and countries that want to make their cities more competitive and livable, while helping to solve the problem of climate change. 
Our Cities Ourselves: 10 Principles for Transport in Urban Life 

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Degrowth Conference Barcelona 2010

From Friday 26 to Monday 29 March 2010 the Second International Degrowth Conference took place at the historic building of ‘Universidad de Barcelona'. 500 scientists, civil society members and practionners from more than 40 countries attended the conference. Here's the list of participants.
NEW! The results of the working groups are now available
We are now gathering all information from the conference. First results from the conference are available at the virtual conference section with poster tours, presentations, videos, etc.
More than 300 participants took part in working groups for degrowth political proposals and research. Stirring papers are available online in each working group section.
Around 80 posters were presented. The poster tour is now online! If your poster is missing please send it to us for uploading.
Around 50 oral presentations were made, you can see some of the slides from speakers here. We are also publishing video-interviews with different speakers recorded during the conference.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Unplanning - Livable Cities and Political Choices

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Unplanning is a wonderful read! It is beautifully written, it takes up extremely important and timely topics, and it offers a new and concrete approach to democracy and sustainability. I enjoy going back almost at random to read and re-read pages and passages from it. It’s very engaging and stimulating - and it should be read by every environmentalist.”
- Prof. Charles Derber, author of Greed to Green

"A wonderful little book.... I recommend this book to every planner and every person interested in the future of American cities."
- Prof.Nikos Salingaros, author of A Theory of Architecture

Planning or Political Choice?

The conventional wisdom says that we need strict planning to build walkable neighborhoods around transit stations – even though these neighborhoods are like the streetcar suburbs that were common in America before anyone heard of city planning. 

Yet many of our greatest successes in urban design occurred when we treated the issues as political questions – not as technical problems that the planners should solve for us. The anti-freeway movement of the 1960s and 1970s and the anti-sprawl movement of recent decades were both political movements, and citizen-activists often had to work against projects that planners proposed and approved. 

This book uses an intriguing thought experiment to show that, in order to build livable cities, we should go further than the anti-freeway and anti-sprawl movements by putting direct political limits on urban growth.
Political choices about how we want to live can transform our cities more effectively than planning.
Chapter 1: Planning or Politics
      The Failures of Planning
      Reducing the Need for Planning

Chapter 2: The Technocratic Ideal
      Functionalism and Technocracy
      International Style Planning
      Garden City and Regional Planning
      Project and Accommodate

Chapter 3: Postwar American Planning
      Planning for Congestion
      Planning for Sprawl
      Planning for Blight
      Planning Functionally
      Comprehensive Regional Planning

Chapter 4: Neo-Traditional Planning
      Resistance Against Modernism
      The New Urbanism
      Smart Growth

Chapter 5: Limits on Urban Growth
      Limiting Scale
      Limiting Speed
      Political Limits or Planning

Chapter 6: The Next Steps
      Stopping Freeways
      Controlling Sprawl
      Zoning Choice
      Controlling Speed
      Transforming our Cities

Chapter 7: The End of Modernism
      Modernism in Its Dotage
      Technical Questions and Human Questions
      The Failure of Growth
      Citizens or Clients


Introduction to Permaculture by Steve Diver

1. Introduction to permaculture
2. Permaculture defined
3. Characteristics of permaculture
4. The practical application of permaculture
5. Permaculture resources: United States Australia Around the World
6. Books on permaculture
7. Electronic sources

1. Introduction to permaculture

The word "permaculture" was coined in 1978 by Bill Mollison, an Australian ecologist, and his student, David Holmgren. It is a contraction of "permanent agriculture" or "permanent culture." Permaculture is about designing ecological human habitats and food production systems. It is an approach to land use which integrates human dwellings, microclimate, annual and perennial plants, animals, soils, and water management into stable, productive communities.

A central theme in permaculture is the design of ecological landscapes that produce food. Emphasis is placed on multi-use plants and the integration of animals to recycle nutrients and graze weeds. However, permaculture entails much more than just food production. Permaculture design concepts are being applied in urban as well as rural settings, and are applicable to single households or whole farms and villages. "Integrated farming" and "ecological engineering" are terms sometimes used to describe permaculture. Though helpful, these terms do not capture the holistic nature of permaculture and thus the following definitions are included to provide insight.
  1. From the Permaculture Drylands Institute and published in The Permaculture Activist (Autumn 1989): Permaculture: the use of ecology as the basis for designing integrated systems of food production, housing, appropriate technology, and community development. Permaculture is built upon an ethic of caring for the earth and interacting with the environment in mutually beneficial ways...
  2. From Lee Barnes (editor of Katuah Journal And Permaculture Connections), Waynesville, North Carolina: Permaculture (Permanent Agriculture Or Permanent Culture) is a sustainable design system stressing the harmonious interrelationship of humans, plants, animals and the Earth. To paraphrase the founder of permaculture, designer Bill Mollison: "Permaculture principles focus on thoughtful designs for small-scale intensive systems which are labor efficient and which use biological resources instead of fossil fuels. Designs stress ecological connections and closed energy and material loops. The core of permaculture is design and the working relationships and connections between all things. Each component in a system performs multiple functions, and each function is supported by many elements. Key to efficient design is observation and replication of natural ecosystems, where designers maximize diversity with polycultures, stress efficient energy planning for houses and settlement, using and accelerating natural plant succession, and increasing the highly productive "edge-zones" within the system." Permaculture designs have been successfully and widely implemented in third-world countries, but there is current need to expand these principles in temperate climates, and especially urban areas to create more enjoyable and sustainable human habitats.
  3. From Michael Pilarksi, founder of Friends of the Trees, and published in International Green Front Report (1988): Permaculture is: the design of land use systems that are sustainable and environmentally sound; the design of culturally appropriate systems which lead to social stability; a design system characterized by an integrated application of ecological principles in land use; an international movement for land use planning and design; an ethical system stressing positivism and cooperation. In the broadest sense, permaculture refers to land use systems which promote stability in society, utilize resources in a sustainable way and preserve wildlife habitat and the genetic diversity of wild and domestic plants and animals. It is a synthesis of ecology and geography, of observation and design. Permaculture involves ethics of earth care because the sustainable use of land cannot be separated from life-styles and philosophical issues.
  4. From a Bay Area Permaculture Group brochure, published in West Coast Permaculture News & Gossip And Sustainable Living Newsletter (Fall 1995): Permaculture is a practical concept which can be applied in the city, on the farm, and in the wilderness. Its principles empower people to establish highly productive environments providing for food, energy, shelter, and other material and non-material needs, including economic. Carefully observing natural patterns characteristic of a particular site, the permaculture designer gradually discerns optimal methods for integrating water catchment, human shelter, and energy systems with tree crops, edible and useful perennial plants, domestic and wild animals and aquaculture. Permaculture adopts techniques and principles from ecology, appropriate technology, sustainable agriculture, and the wisdom of indigenous peoples. The ethical basis of permaculture rests upon care of the earth--maintaining a system in which all life can thrive. This includes human access to resources and provisions, but not the accumulation of wealth, power, or land beyond their needs. 
  • Permaculture is one of the most holistic, integrated systems analysis and design methodologies found in the world.
  • Permaculture can be applied to create productive ecosystems from the human-use standpoint or to help degraded ecosystems recover health and wildness. Permaculture can be applied in any ecosystem no matter how degraded.
  • Permaculture values and validates traditional knowledge and experience.
  • Permaculture incorporates sustainable agriculture practices and land management techniques and strategies from around the world. Permaculture is a bridge between traditional cultures and emergent earth-tuned cultures.
  • Permaculture promotes organic agriculture which does not use pesticides to pollute the environment.
  • Permaculture aims to maximize symbiotic and synergistic relationships between site components.
  • Permaculture is urban planning as well as rural land design.
  • Permaculture design is site specific, client specific, and culture specific.
(Source: Pilarski, Michael (ed.) 1994. Restoration Forestry. Kivaki Press, Durango, CO. p. 450.)
Permaculture is not limited to just plant and animal agriculture, but also includes community planning and development, use of appropriate technologies (coupled with an adjustment of life- style), and adoption of concepts and philosophies that are both earth-based and people-centered, such as bio-regionalism. Many of the appropriate technologies advocated by permaculturists are well-known.
Among these are solar and wind power, composting toilets, solar greenhouses, energy efficient housing, and solar food cooking and drying. Due to the inherent sustainability of perennial cropping systems, permaculture places a heavy emphasis on tree crops. Systems that integrate annual and perennial crops such as alleycropping and agroforestry take advantage of "the edge effect", increase biological diversity, and offer other characteristics missing in monoculture systems.
Thus, multicropping systems that blend woody perennials and annuals hold promise as viable techniques for large-scale farming. Ecological methods of production for any specific crop or farming system are central to permaculture as well as sustainable agriculture in general. Since permaculture is not a production system, per se, but rather a land use planning philosophy, it is not limited to a specific method of production.
Furthermore, as permaculture principles may be adapted to farms or villages worldwide, it is site specific and therefore amenable to locally adapted techniques of production. As an example, standard organic farming and gardening techniques utilizing cover crops, green manures, crop rotation, and mulches are emphasized in permacultural systems.
Yet, the use of the Keyline chisel plow, rotational grazing, the Aerway implement in no-till farming, and a whole number of other techniques are adaptable to farms working within a permacultural framework. The decision as to which "system" is employed is site-specific and management dependent. Farming systems and techniques commonly associated with permaculture include rotational grazing, agroforestry, swales, contour plantings, the Keyline method (soil and water management), hedgerows and windbreaks, and integrated farming systems such as aquaculture, intercropping, and polyculture.
Gardening and recycling methods common to permaculture include edible landscaping, keyhole gardening, companion planting, trellising, sheet mulching, chicken tractors, solar greenhouses, spiral herb gardens, swales, and vermicomposting. Water collection, management, and re-use systems like Keyline, greywater, rain catchment, constructed wetlands, aquaponics (the integration of hydroponics with recirculating aquaculture), and solar aquatic ponds (also known as Living Machines) play an important role in permaculture designs.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Sustainable Consumption and Production Publication

Integrating Sustainability Themes into Media
Integrating Sustainability Themes into Media
Tools for the Public Sector (2010)
(German version available below)
(1,1 MB)
Partnerships for Sustainable Consumption
Partnerships for Sustainable Consumption
DGCN Publication: Partnerships for Sustainable Consumption (2009)
(2,0 MB)

A Key Solution to Climate Change: SCP
A Key Solution to Climate Change: SCP
EU-funded Switch Asia Networking Facility; CSCP, Wuppertal Institute (2009)
Satisfying Basic Needs - Respecting the Earth's Limits
Satisfying Basic Needs - Respecting the Earth's Limits
EU-funded Switch Asia Networking Facility; CSCP, WI (2009)

(4,0 MB)

Energy efficiency - 'Pick the low-hanging fruit'
Energy efficiency - 'Pick the low-hanging fruit'
CSCP, ForUM, Wuppertal Institute (2006). Brochure for UN CSD-14. UNEP/Wuppertal Institute Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production, Norwegian Forum for Environment and Development, Wuppertal Institute.
(1,5 MB)
Das Internet hat einen Rucksack
Das Internet hat einen Rucksack
German Article on Green IT featured in VDI Nachrichten: Kuhndt, Michael (2008)

Policy Instruments for Resource Efficiency
Policy Instruments for Resource Efficiency
Towards Sustainable Consumption and Production
CSCP, WI, GTZ (2006)

(2,1 MB)
Sustainable Public Procurement in China
Sustainable Public Procurement in China
Sustainable Public Procurement - Case Studies from Europe (2009)

(2,9 MB)

Time for action -
Time for action -
Towards SCP in Europe; EEA, CSCP, Rep. of Slovenia - Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning (2008)
(5,3 MB)

Further publications

CSCP (2010): Tools for the Public Sector

WI, Factor 10, SERI, CSCP (2009): Putting the EU on the path to a resource and energy efficient economy

CSCP, Ö-Quadrat (2009): Pilot Project on Efficient Lighting at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)

WWF, CSCP, C4S (2009): One Planet Mobility - A Journey towards a sustainable future

The Life Cycle Management Navigator is a capacity building guide and decision support tool specifically designed for corporate decision-makers in small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) worldwide. It is available as a CD version; the link above directs to the web version.

Fisseha Tessema and Cecile Marsille (2009): Practical insights and illustrative examples on Sustainable Public Procurement, Case Studies from Europe, SuPP-Urb-China Paper No. 3_EN/CN

Kuhndt, Michael; Herrndorf, Martin; Fernandez, Alicia (2008): Activating Policy Instruments for Resource Efficiency in the Asia-Pacific Region. Encouraging Sustainable Consumption and Production and promoting ‘Green Growth’.

Kuhndt, Michael; Adria Oliver (2008): Article on Green IT in the German version website of InformationWeek.

Spotlights on international perspectives and best practice
Herrndorf, Martin; Kuhndt, Michael and Tessema, Fisseha (2007): Raising resource productivity in global value chains – spotlights on international perspectives and best practice, Commissioned by the German Federal Environment Agency.

Unternehmen und Umwelt: CSCP contributed a chapter on corporate environmental mangement (2008)
CSCP (2007): A campaign of the Katholikenrat Wuppertal, Verbraucherzentrale and the CSCP.

Kuhndt, Michael, Herrndorf, Martin (2007): Globale Ökonomie und industrielle Innovation. Unternehmen Armut. In: politische ökologie 105: Nachhaltiges Design. Laboratorium für industrielle Neuanfänge. oekom verlag, München, S. 44 ff. ISBN 3-86581-073-1

Public exposure draft – 30th May 2007. Authors: Tomoo Machiba, Martin Herrndorf, Michael Kuhndt

Public exposure draft – 30th May 2007. Authors: Maike Bunse, Wolfgang Irrek, Martin Herrndorf

Introduction and outline of the training workshop developed for the PRODEV Project. In collaboration with UNEP, the Chinese State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA), Municipality of Guiyang, China. 2007 (PDF, 0.4 MB)

Human Development through the MarketBackground Paper for the UNEP 9th High-level Seminar on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP9) – Creating Solutions for Industry, Environment and Development 10-12 December 2006, Arusha, Tanzania 2006 (PDF, 1.9 MB)

Creating Solutions for Sustainable Consumption and ProductionA Background Paper prepared for The Expert Conference on the Marrakech Process "Creating Solutions for Sustainable Consumption and Production – An Expert Conference on the Marrakech Process", 22 and 23 November, Wuppertal, Germany. (PDF, 1.5 MB)

Exploring the business case of sustainable consumption in Asia. Villar, Andreas/ Herrndorf, Martin/ Tuncer, Burcu/ Kuhndt, Michael, paper submitted for the Asia Pacific Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production (APRSCP), July 2005

Kuhndt, Michael; von Geibler, Justus; Herrndorf, Martin (2006). Status quo analysis of sustainability information for the ICT sector. Wuppertal Report No. 3, Wuppertal 2006. PDF, 1.2 MB)

CSCP (2006). factory 03/2006, (Article in German)

CSCP, Deutsches Mikrofinanz Institut (DMI) (2006). factory 03/2006, (Published in German)

Tuncer, Burcu; Liedtke, Christa; Adria, Oliver (2006). factory 03/2006, (Published in German)

CSCP, ForUM, Wuppertal Institute (2006). Brochure for UN CSD-14. UNEP/Wuppertal Institute Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production, Norwegian Forum for Environment and Development, Wuppertal Institute.

CSCP (2005). A Background Paper prepared for the European Conference under the Marrakech Process on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) Berlin, 13-14 December 2005

UNEP, UN-DESA, CSCP (2005). Discussion Paper, 2nd International Expert Meeting on The 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production, San José, Costa Rica, 5-8 September 2005. Joint paper prepared by the United Nations Environment Programme, the Division for Sustainable Development of UN-DESA, and the UNEP/Wuppertal Institute Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP).

Michael Kuhndt, Burcu Tunçer, Kristian Snorre Andersen and Christa Liedtke (2004): Responsible Corporate Governance. An Overview of Trends, Initiatives and State-of-the-art Elements. Wuppertal Paper, January 2004.