SC in Urban China

Implementing Sustainable Consumption in Civil Society of Urban China

Although great progress has been achieved in raising Sustainable Consumption (SC) awareness and greening supply chain, the existing SC practices are very much at the demonstration level and event-oriented existing SC practices only have very short impacts. The main critical barriers for citizen's sustainable consumption are often availability, accessibility, and the price and information being on products and services.

The overall objective of this action is to promote resource-efficiency and environmentally friendly economic development in China through mainstreaming individual sustainable consumption, and, at the same time, to improve the quality of living in the target area. The reduction of energy consumption and emission to be achieved by this action will contribute to the mitigation of climate change.

The specific objective of this action is to foster and mainstream citizens' sustainable consumption patterns and behaviour through business networking of multi-stakeholders, making green product market by awareness-raising, competent-building for consumer associations, and capacity building through intensive EU-China partnership and practices/experience exchanges.

Duration: 12/2011 - 11/2014

Total budget: EUR 997,396 (EU Contribution: 80%)

Contact


Mingshun Zhang
Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture

No.1, Zhanlanguan Road
100044 Beijing
CHINA

Zhangmingshun02@hotmail.com

www.sccs-urb.com

Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture (BUCEA) Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture (BUCEA)
is the lead applicant of the project. BUCEA has a long record of experiences in coordinating and managing projects in the field of SCP, with a particular focus on China. In the project, BUCEA is responsible for project coordination and expert inputs based
Institute for Public Policy Research, U.K (IPPR) Institute for Public Policy Research, U.K (IPPR)
is the main coordinating partner of and hosts the secretariat for the Global Climate Network, and independent collaboration of leading think tanks and research institutes in 9 countries, including a long-standing partnership with the Chinese Academy of So
The City 2020 Foundation, the Netherlands (C2020) The City 2020 Foundation, the Netherlands (C2020)
has been appointed by Chinese central government as China’s overseas training base for urban environmental managers. In the project, C2020 participates in all activities and providing significant supporting to the action coordination, including annual a
Beijing Consumer Association, China (BJCA) Beijing Consumer Association, China (BJCA)
is one of the two implementing project partners. As representatives of consumers, BJCA is playing crucial role in the dialogues and contacts between SMEs suppliers/retailers and consumers and between local SC authorities and consumers.
Nankai University, China (NKU) Nankai University, China (NKU)
has intensive experiences in implementing and managing all kinds of environmental projects at local, national and international levels. In the project, NKU will be local service provider in Tianjin, based on their long record of experience in environmenta
Tianjin Consumer Association, China (TJCA) Tianjin Consumer Association, China (TJCA)
is one of the two implementing project partners. As representatives of consumers, TJCA plays crucial role in the dialogues and contacts between SMEs suppliers/retailers and consumers and between local SC authorities and consumers.
Impact Sheet SC in Civil Society Impact Sheet SC in Civil Society
The project impact sheet provides a brief information on the project's challenges, activities, scaling up strategies and results.The SC in Urban China project reported several impacts achieved as follows: Economic impacts: A total of CNY 79,217 million (EUR 11,317 million) was spent by target retailers for procuring green projects, which is 19.4% higher than the baseline in 2010. Climate benefits: The project achieved a reduced water use by 141 million tonnes, which is higher than targeted 120 million tonnes, reduced waste water by 112 tonnes, reduced solid waste by 830 000 tonnes, reduced environmental impacts by increasing resource efficiency, reducing the use of toxic materials and reducing energy consumption - as compared to the project's baseline in 2010.

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Fact Sheet

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Consumer Survey Beijing 2012

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Consumer Survey Tianjin 2012

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Sustainable Consumption - cases studies from China

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